I recently started baking cakes and I'm about to start teaching myself how to decorate.
My question is which brand should I go with Ateco or Wilton.
I know Ateco has been around for a century (give or take a couple of years) and is used by the pros, but Wilton has more info about their products with tutorials and charts etc
Any help would be appreciated
It doesn't really matter for piping tips, but for anything like spatulas or tools I'd go with ateco. But really, buy whatever fits the need for the use you have. Wilton tools tend to be flimsier in my experience, but there are other brands out there too, and you don't have to stick with just one.
For the offset spatula I went ateco or another brand which I trust.
Anyone know which tips I should look for to start out with from the Ateco line??
I prefer Ateco. A friend who makes very, very detailed sugar cookies won't use anything but PME tips. But the cost $5 each and the selection is limited.
The tips depend on what you plan to do. I love big tips for cupcakes like an 853, 824. You'll need something like a 2 for Swiss dots. I got a baggy of some 20-30 tips that are Wilton and some Hobby Lobby brand. There are pretty new and in very good condition. I was going to toss them, but I'll send then to you if you want them. Just message me if you want them.
Thank you for the offer but shipping them north of the border will cost more than they are worth and you never know when you will need them yourself :)