I asked you what cupcake decorating supplies you would put in a tool box and without even realizing it, your over 200 comments have created the ultimate cupcake decorating supplies list! Rather than making you read through the comments, I’ve created a cupcake decorating supplies CliffsNotes list for you.
Your Favorite Cupcake Decorating Supplies
You guys sure do love your:
- Pastry bags (or Ziploc bags)
- Tips of all sizes (the 1M star tip was the most popular)
- Food coloring (many of you preferred gel colors)
- Fancy cupcake liners (some of you insisted that mini liners and silicone liners be included)
- Toothpicks for detail work
- Aprons for staying clean
- Offset spatulas for easy frosting spreading
- Edible glitter for added sparkles
- Fondant with roller and mini cutters (I never use fondant, but many of you do)
- All kinds of candy and sweets! (some of you got specific and suggested Runts, candied sunflower seeds, chocolate covered almonds to make footballs, marshmallows, coconut, Nutella, jelly beans, gumdrops, Pop Rocks, and Red Hots)
Less popular (but just as great) suggestions included:
- A vegetable peeler to make chocolate shavings (from Nang)
- A cupcake carrier (from Laura and They Call Me Sunshine)
- Vanilla bean paste (from Ivy, Lorie, and Tiffany)
- A stainless steel scoop for filling the cupcake liners (from Dinks)
- Couplers (from Lauramill and Becky; for those not in the know, couplers are a tool that you can use to switch decorating tips without having to empty your pastry bag)
- Candied flowers (from Carolbuquerque)
- Edible flowers (from Elizabeth)
- Sea salt for salted caramel cupcakes (from Jamie)
- Raspberry extract (from Anna) – no one said it, but I’d include other fun extracts too, like mango
- Spatulart silicone measurement conversion bowl scraper (from Always a Silver Lining)
Perhaps my favorite suggestion was:
- “A set of cupcake sized stencils for beginners with a heart shape on on top because cupcakes should always be made with love” from moliver.
Did I leave off your suggestion? Do you have something to add? Keep the list going in the comments!
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