New Baker/decorator, What Do I Need?

Decorating By LeighKlesel Updated 8 Mar 2011 , 6:24pm by LeighKlesel

LeighKlesel Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 3:57am
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I am a new baker with knowledge of baking in gereral, my dad was a baker for 18 years, and I learned a lot from him. I never put it into practice, but recently have become interested (obsessed) with renewing my knowledge and putting it into practice as a side hobby that may lead to a small, family and friend only buisness.


I have a total of 8 tips, and still don't have the technique down for all of them. I also have used fondant once in my life and never used gumpaste. I want to learn all the different ways to make a cake look awesome.

Can you help me my telling me the tools I will need to achieve my goals, both short and long term?

Links to pictures and sites to order from are more than apriciated. I can only get a little at a time, so what will I need more often and use fequently?




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Thank you in advance!

6 replies
by_mommamee Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 7:05am
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i'm fairly new too and although i have a set of tips i work on fondant =)...i use the tips for impressions...my most basic would be a small and big rolling pins and spacers...
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000N59VD4/?tag=cakecentral-20
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007ZM57Y/?tag=cakecentral-20
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000PCAIUA/?tag=cakecentral-20

you'll also need a smoother
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000VMBQU/?tag=cakecentral-20

a mat is also helpful when starting...eventually you'll get the hang of it but it was really helpful when i started
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009WC4G2/?tag=cakecentral-20

this one's good for basic flower shapes
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000ZNUTCG/?tag=cakecentral-20

this is helpful in cutting strips
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009VPX6Q/?tag=cakecentral-20

a pizza cutter is a must for cutting the excess fondant off when covering a cake
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000E2GYL/?tag=cakecentral-20

angled spatula a must for crumb coating
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000E2GYL/?tag=cakecentral-20

these pens are great for details
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0012DMI1S/?tag=cakecentral-20

so far these are the most basic for decorating....

CakeCrystals Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 11:39am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by by_mommamee

i'm fairly new too and although i have a set of tips i work on fondant =)...i use the tips for impressions...my most basic would be a small and big rolling pins and spacers...
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000N59VD4/?tag=cakecentral-20
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007ZM57Y/?tag=cakecentral-20
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000PCAIUA/?tag=cakecentral-20

you'll also need a smoother
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000VMBQU/?tag=cakecentral-20

a mat is also helpful when starting...eventually you'll get the hang of it but it was really helpful when i started
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009WC4G2/?tag=cakecentral-20

this one's good for basic flower shapes
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000ZNUTCG/?tag=cakecentral-20

this is helpful in cutting strips
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009VPX6Q/?tag=cakecentral-20

a pizza cutter is a must for cutting the excess fondant off when covering a cake
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000E2GYL/?tag=cakecentral-20

angled spatula a must for crumb coating
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000E2GYL/?tag=cakecentral-20

these pens are great for details
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0012DMI1S/?tag=cakecentral-20

so far these are the most basic for decorating....




I agree, with this list to get you started, but this site is also a good place to get assistance for all things cake.

Good Luck and Happy Caking thumbs_up.gif

cakeaholic_cakery Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 2:36pm
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I would also suggest an exacto knife, a decent variety of icing coloring gels, and some soft "paint" brushes - these are go to tools I always use on every project.

Good Luck!

TexasSugar Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 3:26pm
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Have you thought about taking the Wilton Classes?

beenie51 Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 4:00pm
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TexasSugar is right a few classes will help with your techniques and slowly add to the supplies you need. Good luck.

LeighKlesel Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 6:24pm
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Thanks all. Yeah I looked at classes, and Micheals is have a discount on thier april calsses, so I am waiting until then to sign up. icon_biggrin.gif

Thank you for the list, I can slowly start adding all that stuff!

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