As I'm still quite new to all of this and extremely nervous about buying the wrong stuff or making a wrong step I was just wondering what all of you considered your most important buy?
Was it a book that inspired you? A cookie cutter you can't live without? Colours or sprinkles that you add to everything? What is in your tool set that you couldn't live without?
Mine would be my silicone baking cups, Kathy Moore's book and my angled spatula.
I haven't got a lot of decorating stuff yet so don't have lots to choose from.
My turntable. I got a good wooden one from the local party store, paid a little more for it but its invaluable to me.
My KA mixer and Fat Dadio Turntable are at the top of the list.
My Kitchen Aid Mixer. It's the best invention ever created I think. Sure saves me time and work.
KA and for weddings the Stress free cake supports with different length legs. Love them.
My kenwood mixer,turntable,angled spatula and disco dustsssssssssssssssssssssssss and more dusts.
My KA mixer, and my turntable. Now that I have a collection of tips, I couldn't live without my little organiser where I store them: it's from WalMart, has about 40 little drawers, and is GREAT for storing all the little tools you can't live without. (I think it's actually supposed to be used to store screws & stuff, but it works for me!)
Sugarshack's DVDs and a Kitchen Aid
I would have to say my Agbay cake leveler. I waited for a couple of yrs. before I could afford it, but I've done about 8 cakes and it is just the best. It's worth waiting and saving up for. Also- my Kitchen Aid.
Hands down my Kitchen Aid mixer was my most important buy!! Worth every penny!
My kitchen aid mixers and agbay deluxe definitely! I'm nothing without my kitchen aid mixer!
My KA Pro 6qt mixer and my turntable.
Now that I have a collection of tips, I couldn't live without my little organiser where I store them: it's from WalMart, has about 40 little drawers, and is GREAT for storing all the little tools you can't live without. (I think it's actually supposed to be used to store screws & stuff, but it works for me!)
I got one of these also, hubby thought I bought it for his work truck & came home the next day shocked I would put that "cake junk" in it, lol. It's my new favorite thing!!!!!
I also love my shoebox containers, I have everything stored & organized in them finally!!!
Definitely my adorable silver Kitchen Aid. I can't live without it!!! Thanks to my hubby!!!
Taking the Wilton Masters Course and Colette Peter Gum Paste/&/ Topsy Turvy Cake Course (also at Wilton), although I don't do cakes for a living and plan a different direction, these courses are fabulous, not only did I learn lots, I have met the most wonderful people from all over the world, and some are CC'ers!
Agbay. Totally the best.
Magic Line pans.
20 qt Hobart.
I have to agree it was my Kitchen Aid ( I was lucky mine was a gift, I felt like a princess)
My KitchenAid mixer, magic line turntable and pans, Dexter spatulas (can't use any other brand), decorating tips #10 and #104. I could get by with only those items and decorate all day.
My KitchenAid and my 7 qrt Cuisinart mixer!! Love them both! Also the big peg board my hubby brought home for me to hang my 500+ cookie cutters on. Now it's so east to find all of them.
My 7 qrt. cuisinart. magic line spatula and my
Magic Line Pans.
My gia[nt]-noramous cuisinart (thanks mom!) and Fat Daddios pans & my dinky wilton leveler & turntable.
I would buy: A better leveler & turntable lol
sugarshack DVD's, bench scraper, viva paper towels, silicone mat for rolling out fondant and gel paste colors
1/ My KA mixer - which was a gift from DH, but I picked out!
2/ My Wilton 8 pack colouring pastes
3/ An extra stainless steel mixing bowl for the KA
4/ 6 pack Linzer cutters which are actually cookie cutters, but I use them for small decorative pieces and have used at least one for every cake I've made since I bought them
#1 parchment paper ... LMAO but seriously - it is the BEST value for the money spent - I'm kind of kidding because it's such a strange item to say, but holy crap -- it's saved my tush innumerable times
#2 New Kitchenaid Mixer in addition to the hand-me-down one from Mum -- the extra bowl, whisk and beater make life a dream !!
#3 Dollar Store plastic cutting mats, 2 to a package. I cut them with my paper cutter into smaller sections (varying in size) to;
-have innumerable table scrapers (fantastic for ridding the table of scraps),
-use them as icing tools,
-fondant marking & cutting,
-pick up the dough around the cutout sugar cookies,
-transfer the sugar cookie from table to sheet,
-huse as placemats for the kids,
-and use them as cutting mats, of course.
My kitchenAid and satin ice fondant. My first tub of fondant opened up a whole new world for me. The next purchase is a turn table.
What is the best turn table to buy? ....looking for one now whacha think I should get?
I want one sooooo bad.............this is on my christmas list.....hope Santa is in a good mood
The internet and my laptop.
It has given me access to this site, videos, recipes, photos, deals, networking, etc.
By far my best investment.
heavy duty wooden turntable
SPS - seriously...if you stack and transport cakes invest in this, it's not very expensive and worth every penny in PEACE OF MIND!
hologram white fairy dust
#1 - my KA
#2 - my KopyKake Airbrush
#3 - Fat Daddio Turntable (xmas gift from my sister).
#4 - last but not least, the anti-fatigue mat my sister got me for my birthday. My feet no longer hate me!