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Posted by Ultimate Baker on Jan 19th 2016
Of course you can! Fat Daddio’s has several decorating kits available. Let me help you decide which one is right for you:
Premier Student Decorating Set~SPSET-008. Includes 6 polycarbonate decorating tips, 1 silicone bag (12″) and a coupler.
It’s a nice 8-piece set that has tips to write, make the shell, open star, closed star, drop flower and the rose design. Since the pastry bag is silicone and the tips are polycarbonate they are safe for the dishwasher and microwave. This is the perfect set if you are only going to decorate occasionally. Maybe you make cupcakes for your kid’s bake sale, a birthday cake, and fancy Christmas cookies. This is the kit for you.
Intermediate Decorating Set~TS-29. Includes 26 stainless steel tips, coupler and flower nail, in a plastic storage box.
This is a more serious set than the basic set. I would recommend it if you plan on getting a little more adventurous than the occasional cupcake. This set has 26 tips! Of course the basic 6 tips are included, but it has a greater variety so that you can create more intricate roses, leaves and stars. Best of all it comes in a handy-dandy storage case.
Spatulas~ Be sure that you get a straight sided as well as an offset spatulas.
The offset are great to keep you hands out of the frosting when you are decorating. It gives you a little lift! The straight spatulas are ideal fore getting that smooth surface.
QUICK TIP: When placing polycarbonate tips in the dishwasher, place on the upper rack in a closed basket. This way you won’t have to dig them out of the bottom of the dishwasher.
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