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post #46 of 71
The only things I would add to the above-mentioned list would be the Wilton plastic rainbow lollipop sticks. I use them for mixing my colors they dont break when I am blending in the colors and I can clean them with good soapy water and reuse them. The small Pyrex glass dessert dishes, they are perfect for mixing icing colors in just then right amount for 1 disposable bag of icing. And one not so common item, when I use my flower nails I place the nail with the flower on it on a board that I have drilled out several holes to hold the flower nail upright. I can knock out 4 flowers and them can remove them from the nail at my leisure.
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post #47 of 71
My top must have were already mentioned but I have to add my air conditioning, it's so hot here that my cakes birthday.gificon_surprised.gif can't handle it. And another thing is my huge recipe binder there I hold all my favorite recipes divided by categories, like cookies, cakes, muffins, decorating tips, even pizzas!

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post #48 of 71
I'll add my two favorites too. My cake doctor book (I love to try new recipes) and my roll out mat. I use that mat for everything it's great!
post #49 of 71
I am a freak over cake plates & stands
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post #50 of 71
I would add:

1. Plenty of round gladware or other brand plastic containers.

2. A spoonula, its a spoon shaped silicone spatula and its great for scraping icing out of mixing bowls!

3. My cake leveler to level and torte. I couldn't do it with a knife to save my life. icon_smile.gif
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post #51 of 71
I love my cake saw as well... icon_smile.gif
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post #52 of 71
Polish mommy I can't agree more, plastic containers are truly a big must have. For storing your buttercream, royal icing, MMF, fondant roses for drying etc......

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post #53 of 71
And a marker to write on the container what's inside!
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post #54 of 71
Dang! Those are a must too...lol I love the plastic containers and my sharpies too! icon_confused.gif
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post #55 of 71
Mine are Bakers Joy spray and disposable bags. icon_wink.gif
post #56 of 71
What a fun list! So interesting to see what everyone's favorite 'tools' are. icon_smile.gif I just had to get in on the fun!
1- Definitely my Kitchen Aid!
2- Small kitchen scale- I always weigh most of my dry ingredients for consistency instead of using a measuring cup. Very handy!
3-everything that PolishMommy listed
4- parchment paper
5- a good set of round pans, 6,8,10 & 12"
6-half-sheet pan
7-several tip 103s, 18s, 2s, & 5s.
8- GOOD vanilla
9-Pam cooking spray
10-people to eat your practice cakes who will give you honest feedback. Sounds silly, but they are not always as easy to find as you would think.

That's my list and I'm stickin' to it. The apron is a good idea too, I have several shirts that may be forever "No-Taste Red". LOL Maybe I'll buy a CakeCentral apron!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #57 of 71
I am gonna have to snap some pics at my shop tomorrow and post them...My new KA 600...my stainless steel 8 ft work table with shelves then I have one huge row of industrial shelving thats nothing but cake pand and plateaus and stands and all my accessories ....I love em all!
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post #58 of 71
I've read through all the replies and a couple of things you NEED never popped up. Creativity and Desire. This is a craft where the payoff is, more often then not, the WOW you get from people. It's a very special feeling. thumbs_up.gif
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post #59 of 71
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Originally Posted by amaniemom

Hi. I am just starting decorating cakes and just would like to do it for family and friends. I hate not having the right tool or equipment and at the same time I hate buying stuff that I won't use very often.
In your opnion what is somethings that you just can't do with out?



A must have for me is, which I always have in my pantry:

1. Confectioner Sugar 10x
2. Crisco
3. Vanilla and Almond Flavors
4. Pan grease
5. Brandy liquor
6. Self rising and All purpose flour sugar
7. Granulated Sugar
8. Eggs
9. Enough stick butter
10. Evaporated Milk
11. Cake boards of different sizes

Believe or not, I ALWAYS have this stuff in my pantry. I have a friend that sometimes would run out of stuff, and she would call me because she knew I always have this stuff. icon_lol.gif


PS: Of course, I have my pans, tips, and pastry brush and spatulas.
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post #60 of 71
Here are a few shots of the things I love most of my decorating items!
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