I Don’t Want To Spend This Much Time On TOP QUALITY BAKING TOOLS. How About You?
This article is about the actual tools you will have to create the magnificent cakes you can charge high prices for.
First, you’ll need an oven. (I know, it seems like a no-brainer, right?) Nevertheless, you do want to ensure that cooking and baking tools your oven heats evenly–and doesn’t burn in one corner while undercooking in another. You may use your regular oven it it fits the bill. No need to upgrade to an expensive commercial grade oven until your cake decorating business really will take off.
Next, a high quality, heavy duty stand mixer. I would recommend the KitchenAid 5 Quart Artisan models because of their durability and performance. My grandmother bought a second hand one over twenty years ago and used it every day in her cake decorating business.
Spending some money on a good quality Turntable is an effective investment. As you grow your organization and get into more elaborate cakes, you’ll appreciate the versatility. You can search for ones with motors – or ones that you manually turn. Either way is fine.
Baking Pans should be the next thing on your own list. There are various different pans you’ll need–from small round pans (6″ and up) to large rectangular pans–and everything among. If you are achieving this on a commercial basis, usually do not buy registered trademark character pans. They may be fine for home birthday parties, but are an infringement on trademark in the event that you try to sell them. You do not need the legal hassles.
Additional necessities include:
– Cooling Racks – Large ones for large project
– Spatulas (certain types tend to be more useful than others)
– Piping Bags
– Tips for creating borders, petals, leaves, etc.
– A good quality camera for future marketing of one’s cake decorating business
I explain each one of these in more detail in my book.
These basic tools are certain to get you started. As your confidence and skills grow, you may find a need for more specialized equipment. But this will get you started!
Katie Ryan shares her incredible secrets to business and decorating success in her Cake Decorating Business Secrets. For more information – and get a free of charge copy of “Cake Decorating For Beginners” a helpful how-to book on the very best and easiest cake decorating techniques.