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Friday, March 22, 2013

Feature Fridays: My Top 5 Cake Decorating Brushes

I use paint brushes a lot for cake decorating. Each one has a different purpose for a specific project. My favorite paint brushes to use for cake decorating are from Princeton Select. They last a long time if cared for properly and they don't leave bristles on your fondant.

Princeton Liner - 0

This is my favorite brush to use for writing words and creating little swirls on fondant. The fine brush makes it easier to control what you are trying to hand paint and makes for clean work. Also for fondant figures this brush is great for hand painting eyes.

Princeton Angular Shader -0

This brush is great for getting in those little spaces when hand painting fondant. The angle helps it to fit perfectly in corners or creases. I once used this brush to paint a pearl border and it worked great.

Princeton Neptune 1/4 inch

This flat brush is great for adding dimension to royal icing before it dries or even adding dimension to figures. For sharp lines this is the brush to use.

Princeton Select Oval Mop -3/4 inch

When hand painting a fondant cake one color this is a great brush. Changing the direction of the brush strokes will change the look of the fondant. A lot of effort isn't needed to achieve the look of brush strokes with this brush.

Cotman 19mm - 3/4 inches

This is the one brush in my collection that isn't from the princeton line. This is my second line of brushes when I can't find princeton. When I need to dust a sugar flower one color I will use this brush. The bristles are so soft so I know that my sugar flowers won't break. This brush seems to glide across petals effortlessly.

What brushes do you use in cake decorating? If so what is your favorite brand to use? Have a great weekend.

Savor The Baking,


  1. an artist is nothing without her brushes!

  2. I loved this post. I recently have noted that some cookie decorators use brushes for their cookie work. I hope that one day I will be confident enough and talented enough to try these new techniques!

    1. Thanks Marci. I'm glad that you learned something and that you liked this post so much. I know that cookie decorators use brushes for the embroidery effect. I am going to have to look into some more cookie decorating techniques.