There are cake decorating supplies that you can use when cake decorating at home to make the task much easier. You will be surprised at how much easier it is to frost a cake when you are using the right spatula or how a turntable makes frosting all sides much simpler.
For basic cake decorating at home, most generally you will not go out and purchase most of these tools unless you are going to be cake decorating on a regular basis or plan on going into the cake decorating business. But if you like cake decorating you may start to collect some of these tools to make your efforts more enjoyable. Also, having the right cake pans is an essential part of cake decorating. You will need the right size and shape for the design you are creating and some cake decorating ideas may require a cake mold to create the shape desired.