Basic Tools Needed?

Decorating By newhere2011 Updated 12 Apr 2011 , 10:46pm by Price

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newhere2011 Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 10:22pm
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I'm a newbie and was wondering what are the basic tools you need from icing your cakes to using fondant and gumpaste? Thank you!

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Coral3 Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 10:32pm
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For covering with fondant: I'll start with the obvious...a rolling pin! Also a pizza wheel is very handy, and a plastic smoother or two. A fine needle to remove air bubbles. A pastry brush to brush on a little water to make the fondant stick. They're pretty much the basics. A mat for rolling out on can be handy, but is not essential.

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Price Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 10:46pm
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For someone just starting out Sugarshack's (aka: Sharon Zambito) DVD's.

Her instructional video's cover just about everything you need to know about icing a cake with buttercream or covering one in fondant.

Stand mixer
icing bags
rolling pin
pizza cutter
fondant smoother
cake boards

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