Don’t Be Fooled By TOP QUALITY BAKING TOOLS
This article is about the specific tools you’ll need to create the magnificent cakes it is possible to charge high prices for.
First, you’ll need an oven. (I know, it seems like a no-brainer, right?) But you do want to ensure that your oven heats best vegan cinnamon rolls evenly–and doesn’t burn in a single corner while undercooking in another. You can 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 takes off.
Next, a high quality, durable stand mixer. I recommend the KitchenAid 5 Quart Artisan models for their durability and performance. My grandmother bought another 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 a good investment. As you grow your business and obtain 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 have to be the next thing on your own list. There are several different pans you’ll need–from small round pans (6″ or more) to large rectangular pans–and everything in between. If you are doing this on a commercial basis, usually do not buy registered trademark character pans. They might be fine for home birthday parties, but are an infringement on trademark if you try to sell them. You don’t need the legal hassles.
A few other 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 own book.
These basic tools are certain to get you started. As your confidence and skills grow, you may find a dependence on 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. To find out more – and get a FREE copy of “Cake Decorating For Beginners” a helpful how-to book on the very best and easiest cake decorating techniques.