Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Cake Boss. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating.
I have always enjoyed baking. It’s kind of funny that my sister and I love baking so much, as my Mom is totally not a baker at all. Growing up, we spent a lot of time at my grandmother’s house, and she was always in the kitchen baking up something tasty. I’m sure we both learned everything we know about baking from her.
I love baking because it relaxes me. It’s something that I can put my heart and soul into, and I just love that feeling I get when I share my homemade goodies with friends and family. Everyone loves baked goods, and it’s really fun to be able to share something you made from scratch with other people.
In addition to my love for baking, I have always had a strong interest in cake decorating. I would absolutely love to be able to decorate cakes as well as the Cake Boss does. When 8 seasons of Cake Boss came to Netflix earlier this year, I quickly became hooked on watching the show. I was just in awe of his talent, and the talent of all of his employees, most of which are his family. They are so creative and have made some of the most beautiful and amazing cakes I have ever seen in my life.
I know if I ever want to get up to their caliber of cake decorating, it will take lots of practice, but in the mean time, I am having fun learning and experimenting with Cake Boss cake decorating supplies. That’s right, the Cake Boss actually has his own line of cake decorating supplies that really help to simplify the cake decorating process for beginners like me. They are great for experienced decorators, too!
I recently held a cake decorating party at my parents’ house, where my husband, John, my Mom, my two sisters, my brother-in-law, and a friend of the family all sat around the kitchen table to practice our cake decorating skills, using several different Cake Boss decorating supplies. Here are just some of the supplies we tried out – frosting, icing, decorating tips, icing spatulas, sprinkles, fondant, fondant ribbon cutter and more!
I had pre-baked the cakes ahead of time in Cake Boss cake pans (which I absolutely love!), so we just had to decorate them. I really loved how well the cakes turned out. They were a really great consistency, and tasted so incredible too. I had to travel over an hour away to my parents’ house with them in the back of my car. I was a bit worried that they wouldn’t travel well, as other cake mixes I have used before resulted in a very crumbly cake, but these cakes held up perfectly. I was very impressed!
We started our cake decorating party off by icing our cakes with the vanilla frosting. We used the icing spatulas, and they made the job really easy.
The frosting went on nice and smooth, and was the perfect base to place our fondant on.
Next, we rolled out our fondant. We had a really pretty bright pink color, and a chocolate fondant to choose from. The fondant was really easy to work with and rolled out nice and smooth, and we were able to smooth it even further with the fondant smoother.
Some of my party members also chose to use the acrylic fondant rolling pin with a pretty floral design on it. It left an imprint right into the fondant. None of us had ever worked with fondant before, but we really liked the finished look of it. The excess fondant is cut off with the fondant cutter.
The fondant ribbon cutter was a really neat tool! There were lots of different designs to choose from and it was so easy to work with.
There were lots of different decorating tips to choose from, and we had fun learning how to pipe it onto our cakes.
The party was a huge success. We all had a lot of fun decorating our cakes and showing off our creative sides.
John used the letter and alphabet fondant stamp set to get those perfect letters on top of his cake. He then outlined them with icing.
I am so excited to have all of these awesome cake decorating supplies now, and will be practicing my skills. It would be really nice to be able to decorate Kayleigh’s birthday cake next year!
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Are you a fan of TLC’s hit show Cake Boss? Would you love to use these awesome Cake Boss cake decorating tools, cake mixes and other products at home?