Which Basic Tools You Cant Live Without?

Decorating By Tickled_Pink Updated 9 Nov 2011 , 2:42pm by leah_s

Tickled_Pink Posted 8 Nov 2011 , 7:30pm
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Im just curious to hear which basic deco tools you love and cant live without?

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sillywabbitz Posted 8 Nov 2011 , 8:16pm
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For basic tools I couldn't live without the following:

Turntable - I have a cheapie one and it works great.
Bench scraper for smoothing sides
Many many many off set spatulas
Paint brushes just for caking
Fondant cutters - I love the Ateco nested sets - a little pricey but totally worth it

More expensive/advanced items I could not live without
KitchenAid Mixer
Pasta attachment for KitchenAid
Agbay cake leveler
My entire library of SugarShack DVDs - not expensive unless you buy all of them at once

FYI, the new fondant molds from Wilton are awesome and cheap. You can't go wrong with those.

Tickled_Pink Posted 8 Nov 2011 , 9:14pm
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totally agree about the spatulas! I love my mini one. Use it for almost anything.

Agbay- Ive been thinking of asking for one for christmas!

momg9 Posted 9 Nov 2011 , 1:42pm
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angled spatula
KitchenAid mixer

These are my absolute must haves.

cakegirl1973 Posted 9 Nov 2011 , 2:13pm
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1) Turntable
2) Small, medium & large spatula--For me, I need my small spatula for the top edges of the cake, the medium one for the sides, etc.
3) my 14" serated knife for leveling
4) fondant smoother
5) Kitchen Aid & my paddle attachment on my KA

Motorhead Posted 9 Nov 2011 , 2:40pm
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i absolutely love my mini set of plastic modeling tools! they are my go to set, i have a larger set, but they seem clumsy to work with, too thick to hold and heavy. i cannot live without my mini set!

leah_s Posted 9 Nov 2011 , 2:42pm
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good, heavyweight turntable
Agbay (I have the Sr ones, but look at the Jr. Agbays)
Bench scraper

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