Cake Decorating Basic

Where to Find Cake Decorating Supplies

There is a wide variety of places that you can look for cake decorating supplies. Some places will always be cheaper than others and it pays to stock up on supplies that you use often like pastry bags when you find some on sale.  If you are looking for reliable sources of cake decorating supplies, here are some places you can look:


Craft stores – Craft stores will have a large selection of professional cake decorating supplies. Most carry an extensive selection of Wilton cake decorating supplies, cake pans, and other items that would be useful in cake decorating, including royal icing and books and videos on decorating cakes.  Many craft stores also have free cake decorating sheets available to customers that give them instructions on how to decorate particular kinds of cakes.


Cooking supply and restaurant supply stores – Most of these stores don’t sell to the general public, but if you have a tax ID number or a business then you can get great deals on high end professional cake decorating equipment that is used by top bakers and cake decorators around the world.  It may be worth registering as a business just to get the discounts available if you are planning on doing a lot of cake decorating.


The Internet – The Internet can be a valuable resource for finding professional cake decorating tools and equipment.  Although craft stores usually have a decent selection of cake decorating items, what the store carries depends on where the store is and what is popular there.


If you live in an area that is outside of a major city, your local craft store may not carry the supplies you need. Or if you are looking for a very specific tool, the local craft store might not normally stock that tool.  Buying on the Internet can be a fast and easy way to find the tools you’re looking for. You can shop online directly from Wilton or other cake decorating supply makers or you can shop on the website of your favorite craft store to get items that your local store may not carry.


Auction sites – If you are looking for deals on specific cake decorating tools, you can sometimes find cheap prices by looking on popular auction sites. If you are searching for bulk items, like bulk pastry bags, you can also sometimes get very good deals on auction sites.  Be careful about shopping on auction sites, though, and remember that if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.


Auction sites can also be a great resource for cake pans and molds. If you are looking for a specific type of cake pan or mold you may be able to find it at a deep discount on one of the online auction sites.