My daughter and I want to learn how to make fondant cakes for fun. Where is the best place (online) to buy the tools we need? What do we need? What do we not need? There are no "local" classes for us to take. I am excited that it is something we can do together. She is 15 years old and is a very good cook!. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
Just a couple of suggestions to browse through. I'm still new to fondant myself. But, definitely check prices before you buy!
As far as what tools you will need, maybe someone with more experience can help on that. Like I said, I'm still new to fondant and I don't have but just a couple of items.
I just finished the Wilton Fondant class and my piece of advice is to make sure you have a nice sized rolling pin. One of the students only had a small rolling pin and had quite a time trying to roll out her fondant and she had a small cake. She ended up having to borrow another students. I had to roll out such a big piece for my 8" cake. I couldn't imagine trying to do it with the small rolling pin.
If you're going to start baking...and making your own fondant...the biggest purchase you'll need to make is a Kitchen Aid mixer. While they are expensive, they are invaluable. There are many sizes available and are often on sale so shop around before buying.
The best online supply store is www.streichs.com They have everything you could ever need and will even special order whatever you could imagine. They even make molds and will make specialty molds as well. By far the best prices I have found, and very speedy with shipping! Hope you find what you need! :)