Cake Decorating Supplies

Decorating By texcan85 Updated 26 Feb 2011 , 7:47am by Cupcations

texcan85 Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 4:41am
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I am somewhat new to cake decorating and being in canada, I haven't seen much for supplies besides what Wilton makes. And it can be quite expensive here.

I am wanting to start making more cakes and trying new thing and I now have a U.S address where I can have things shipped to so I am curious as to what brands of stuff you use??

I tried doing a search but didn't really come up with much.

Thanks so much!

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momto2pottsy Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 5:10am
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You should also check out Golda's kitchen. I don't know where you are in Canada but the actual store is in Mississauga, On. But you can order stuff from there as well. There's a huge selection and pretty cheap shipping.

butterlove Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 6:44am
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Hi Texcan85,

Try these links-:

US:
http://www.pastrysampler.com/
http://www.globalsugarart.com/
http://www.nycake.com/
http://www.kitchenkrafts.com
http://www.countrykitchensa.com/
http://www.jenniferdontz.com/index.php
http://www.karenscookies.net/
http://www.sweetbakingsupply.com/


CAN:
http://www.dr.ca/

Many of the US sites offer reasonable delivery to Canada but check individually with each company before finalising your order.
Canada is usually considered close enough to get better delivery rates than to other overseas destinations.
Some companies even order flat rate shipping to 'Outside USA' destinations. Pastry Sampler offers a flat international rate and have starter decorator sets.
sugarcraft.com have very reasonable prices for their cookie cutters with many less than USD$1 and I think they are somewhat competitive on their other merchandise.

In terms of brand,
* Ateco is popular for their turntables, spatulas, and tips and cutters.
* PME for fondant cutters and modeling tools
* SatinIce/ Fondx are popular brands of Ready Made Fondant/ Gumpaste
* Americolor gel pastes are good to use
* FMM Fondant Cutters & Veiners

While you're browsing you might want to check out some of my favourite blogs that teach Cake Decorating

www.cakejournal.com
www.sweetopia.net (she's canadian & makes fabulous cookies!)
http://www.easy-cake-ideas.com
http://sugarteachers.blogspot.com
http://www.bakedecoratecelebrate.com (run by Wilton)
http://www.mycakeschool.com

Some of my favourite cake decorators with books out are-:
Peggy Porschen
Zoe Clark
Debbie Brown
Whimsical Bakehouse
Planet Cake

My other great cake decorating source is YouTube. You'd be amazed at what you can learn on YouTube.

And,of course the Cake Central community! Don't be afraid to ask.

This is by no means an exhaustive list and I hope it helps.

Anyway, happy decorating!

xbutterlove
P.S. The post before me just suggested Golda's Kitchen. Yes, that's based in Canada. Very good tip!

Sorelle Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 6:58am
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I love Ebay! I have found the best deals there, new and used.

cherrycakes Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 4:04pm
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I have found that shipping is actually cheaper when ordering from the UK. Ebay has lots of sellers and the shipping time is often very quick - faster than ordering from the US and there is no duty when ordering from the UK.

Cupcations Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 7:47am
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Originally Posted by texcan85

I am somewhat new to cake decorating and being in canada, I haven't seen much for supplies besides what Wilton makes. And it can be quite expensive here.

I am wanting to start making more cakes and trying new thing and I now have a U.S address where I can have things shipped to so I am curious as to what brands of stuff you use??

I tried doing a search but didn't really come up with much.

Thanks so much!




If you dont mind me asking how does this US shipping adress thing work??

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