hi, i am looking for cake decorating gift ideas and for information on which brands are considered as quality products
You want to buy cake decorating tools for someone else? Are they a beginner or a seasoned decorator? For a beginner pastry bags and tips would be a good choice. Ateco is a good quality brand. And there are some nice starter sets out there. Maybe some Americolor gels? For a more seasoned decorator maybe some of the newest silicone fondant or lace molds.
OOOOH, someone's a lucky cake decorator! Tell us a little more about the recipient and what your budget is and we'd be happy to help. I know what I'd want, <sigh>.....
Yes, annie52, as another poster mentioned much more information would help us help you much better.
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Next, would be quality pans - any/all sizes from 3" to 16" round, square or a special shape. BUT not Wilton shapes unless you know that's what the person would REALLY like and use. Usually they are used once or twice then forgotten.