Cake Tools

Decorating By hope1978 Updated 11 Jan 2009 , 1:06am by Frankyola

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hope1978 Posted 10 Jan 2009 , 4:46pm
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I'm a newbie at cake decorating, I would like to know what is everyones favorite cake tools?

I don't have many tools yet,
I would like to find out if there are tools I need that I don't have

Thanks &
Happy Cake decorating

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sweetlikepie Posted 10 Jan 2009 , 5:01pm
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a metal scraper you can buy at Target or Walmart in the kitchen gadget section called a "Chop and Scoop" is great for smoothing the sides of your cakes. It's much easier than using just a spatula alone.

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terrylee Posted 10 Jan 2009 , 5:17pm
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I have two spatulas that are my favorites (I've had them forever) one small and one large.

A good turn table is important.

Tips, you can get a starter kit and add as you go.

Wilton has plastic decorating bags, (they are like a tear roll in a box).

A good tip brush (to clean out the tips when washing them)

And lots of friends to help eat your practice happy baking

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kakeladi Posted 10 Jan 2009 , 7:47pm
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A 'quick icer' - a very large tip that applies b'cream icing to your cake and a 16" bag to put it in.

Wilton's $10 (are they still just $10?) turntable. You can see it in the pic I the background , center left.
I hate those plastic disposable bagsicon_smile.gif I use the vinyl ones or parchment cones.

A set of round pans, 6, 8, 10, & 12 to start with. And maybe a 12x8x2 sheet pan. If you have a large family you might want to go up to a 9x13 or even a 12x16.

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FullHouse Posted 10 Jan 2009 , 7:59pm
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If you plan on working with fondant:
A fondant smoother
A pizza cutter
Small & large fondant rolling pin (guide rings are also helpful)

Parchment paper to line your baking pans
Buy the best quality baking pans you can afford, better than wishing you could replace them later. I like Magic Line much better than Wilton. 2 of each pan size is also a huge help. I'd rather get few sizes and better pan and build from there. JMO. Enjoy!!!!

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j-pal Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 12:05am
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Good pans - as someone mentioned, multiple spatulas - straight and angled, fondant smoothers (I use these for my buttercream more than for fondant), Viva paper towels (if you're using a crusting buttercream recipe), a cart to keep all of my "decorating tools" in/on, a quality stand mixer, turntable, and a variety of tips and multiples of many. I have a garage and an extra bedroom FULL of tools so it's hard to narrow it down, but the ones listed are the things I need for pretty much EVERY cake. Have fun!

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MJ2008 Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 12:46am
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I'm relatively new to cake decorating as well. The best thing I've gotten was the 100 piece toolbox from Wilton. It's a great starter kit. A turntable is the other great tool that I have. And storage. I don't know what I would do if I hadn't bought something to store all of my supplies in.

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Frankyola Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 1:06am
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Welcome Hope 1978

Decoding CC acronyms:

Everything you need to know to make your 1st tiered/stacked/layer cake:

Everything you ever wanted to know about the meringue b/c's and other frostings:

Everything you ever wanted to know about ganache:

Chocolate 101:

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