Hi I'm a hobbiest so I have the basic tools
I.e. turn table, colors, spatulas, etc.
I'm expanding now so what are tools or decorations do you think I must get?
What do you use so often??
Forgot to mention, I also have a large set of tips!
good quality tins like invicta
strong mixer like a Kenwood professional one
some washable stencils, like lindy smiths ones
veiners if you are doing flowers so that they are realistic
cutters that are stainless steel, so that they can be used forever
plunger cutters will save so much time too for small items.
Good old Squires kitchen colours, they are very effective and never let me down.
What do others recommend?
More pans for cakes and cupcakes so that when a batch comes out another batch is prepared already to go in.
Different colour ribbons for cake boards along with a glue gun and glue sticks
Lustre dusts in white sparkle & popular colours, gold highlighter & piping gel.
Purchase cake and cupcake boxes in wholesale quantites of a 100
I have invested in a lot of heavy duty raised cake stands for wedding cakes covered in arborite 1st and I put mirror over them depending on what the customer wants.
Thanks they all sound good! Some I have already but most I don't!
I agree with most if not all of these. But I especially agree with Pearl. Baking pans are important. I learned this the hard way when I needed to make multiple cake layers and I didn't have enough pans. A bench scraper is a great tool. So is a high quality mixer. You will use this A LOT whether you use it to mix ingredients or to mix frostings.
Thanks, my husband went out and bought me a kitchen aid! Haven't used it yet, but I love it already!
i love sanding sugar and lustre dust. when the cake is finished i put a little in my hand and blow it onto the cake. it gives everything a beautiful shine. buy it in bulk from C&K.
i have a lot of leaf tips and round tips in a variety of sizes. i use them all.
a microplane zester. perfect for adding zest to frostings.
someone said a glue gun, i would like to add, a "good" glue gun. the little cheapies you can pick up for a couple of bucks never make the glue hot enough for me and when i'm putting together cake boards i really want them to stick!
a high quality candy thermometer. i've been using my supermarket one for years, but i always yearn for something classier. since i make cooked buttercream, it's a go-to tool for me. *sigh* someday.
I love my Agbay cake leveler....not a "necessity" but it's one tool I'm so glad I bought
Please don't blow on your cakes. You can buy a nasal aspirator for a couple of bucks to do that job.
I would invest in DVDs. I've also found a hot knife to be great for cutting foam boards.
Do you do fondant work?
Yeah fondant and buttercream.
If you do fondant work I would add good letter cutters in more than one style and "The Mat" is my go to tool when rolling fondant.