crustdust Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 8:27pm
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ASo which one are your favorite tools when it comes to cake decorating? I am new to decorating with fondant so I am trying to decide which tools are worth investing in right away at the beginning :)

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sweetheart1978 Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 8:44pm
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Hi there, i'm new to it also. I've been looking online and asking advice on Cake Central, and the things i've ordered so far are  a Palette knife to smooth out the Ganache i'll be putting under the fondant, and 2 fondant smoothers so i can create the sharp edged look.

 

I've also ordered Bead cutters so i can make a pearlised fondant neckalace, a non-stick rolling pin, a non stick pastry mat, a Tala set of tools for shaping, some Sable paintbrushes and synthetic flatbrushes for painting and dusting lustre.

 

Hope that helps x

handymama Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 8:58pm
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Crustdust are you in Michigan? My favorite tools are Google, a tiny pallette knife and my silicone work mat.
 

crustdust Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 9:06pm
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Crustdust are you in Michigan? My favorite tools are Google, a tiny pallette knife and my silicone work mat.

Yes, I am in Michigan :) Love my palette knife as well

handymama Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 9:16pm
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Are we neighbors?
 

VicB213 Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 9:27pm
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I have to admit that the favorite tool I have is the ketchup bottle that my husband got me when I asked him to pick me up a squit bottle for water while I was taking my Wilton classes... He brought me home a Mustard and Kethcup bottle set and I have to admit that they both work wonderfully.  One for water and one for simple syrup... leave it to the DH!!

ashleabrowncake Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 9:33pm
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Amy fav is a medical grade scalpel. it is the best thing for cutting fondant and gumpaste cleanly and exactly. (obviously it's brand new too, hasn't been used in real surgery :) )

DeliciousDesserts Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 9:36pm
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my fav is a medical grade scalpel. it is the best thing for cutting fondant and gumpaste cleanly and exactly. (obviously it's brand new too, hasn't been used in real surgery :) )

Oh I love mine!

Still, my fav took is my agbay! Cuts every cake that goes out the door so it's also my most used.

Annabakescakes Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 9:46pm
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Oh I love mine!

Still, my fav took is my agbay! Cuts every cake that goes out the door so it's also my most used.

Me too! That and my kitchenaids, are used on every cake ;-) (and the Duke convection oven, rubber spatulas, angled spatulas.) 

crustdust Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 10:20pm

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Are we neighbors?

We are in the same town - but looking at your website, I should mention I am a Pastry Chef so my specialties are plated desserts ;)

Love my KitchenAid mixer - the best tool someone can ever invest in. Like the idea of a scalpel to cut fondant with. Very smart!

Margaret393 Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 10:32pm

My favourite tools are THE MAT by sweetwise.com - for rolling fondant, and a turntable!

kkmcmahan Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 10:52pm

My favorite tools are my agbay, KA pasta roller, and the mat.  Just got my agbay and I will never use anything else, absolutely love it.
 

crustdust Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 11:13pm

AWhat's an agbay?

crustdust Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 11:15pm

AHow about the roll-n-cut mat from wilton?

kkmcmahan Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 11:18pm

Agbay is a cake leveler.  They are costly but you'll only buy it once.  They are the Cadillac of cake levelers.

 

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yortma Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 12:19am

Ditto:  Agbay and The Mat!

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