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What Cake stuff should I ask Santa for??

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I am very lucky to have both a loving boyfried and supportive mother who have both offered to buy me cake "toys" for Christmas. I don't plan to ask them for expensive items but it got me thinking of asking all my cake buddies "what are your gave cake toys? And what would YOU ask for?"

one thing I would really appreciate is suggestions of good books/magazines with patterns/instructions. I have seen Debbie Brown (I think that is her name)'s books and love her style and would really love books on figurines!!!

What are your faves and what is on your wish list!!??
post #2 of 32
Well...I would for go the books and get actual equipment..The books are great to look at but mostly you never get around to making anything featured inside them and then they are like wasted money when you can get so much inspiration and help for free from this website and the web.

Now having said that and it is strictly JMO....I would ask for cake pans or gift cards to buy cakepans...airbrush if you plan to do that....good bags and tips or again gift cards to purchase them yourself.Take actual classes from pros like Bronwen webber or whoever.They are a bit pricey but way more useful than any book etc...again JMO...

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post #3 of 32
You won't use the books. You can find all that info on the interwebs. Let them pool their $ and get you an Agbay.
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post #4 of 32
I'm in the same boat as you- my whole list for Santa this year is cake equipment.

I'm getting an airbrush (DH couldnt surprise me with it as I needed to point out the one I want ha ha!)

I've also asked for impression mats etc, as thats all the stuff I want but can't warrant paying the $$$$ for usually icon_smile.gif

Oh, and I've asked for a sheet cake pan as they aren't very common here in the UK but I REALLLLY want one!
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Could not agree more with the Agbay recommendation!!! I'm a hobbyist, and held off for awhile on getting it because I didn't think I could justify the cost. I've had it for a little over a year now, though, and the amount of time and aggravation I've saved myself by levelling and torting any multitiered cake in five minutes, regardless of size, has justified the cost a million times over. SO great!!
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post #6 of 32
The Agbay is the first thing on my list!
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Well...I would for go the books and get actual equipment..The books are great to look at but mostly you never get around to making anything featured inside them and then they are like wasted money when you can get so much inspiration and help for free from this website and the web.

Now having said that and it is strictly JMO.I would ask for cake pans or gift cards to buy cakepans...airbrush if you plan to do that....good bags and tips or again gift cards to purchase them yourself.Take actual classes from pros like Bronwen webber or whoever.They are a bit pricey but way more useful than any book etc...again JMO.


completely agree!!! I also agree with the agbay. are you interested in the Cricket? I would also recommend cake decorating DVD.
post #8 of 32
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You won't use the books. You can find all that info on the interwebs. Let them pool their $ and get you an Agbay.
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I agree! i had purchased books in the past and a couple of weeks ago i went through my cookbooks/cake decorating books and got rid of almost all of them, except the basics and ones with technical information in them. I ask family/friends or come to the net to get info that was in the books anymore, plus i get more ideas since i'm interacting w/people online instead of looking in one book for a technique.

top of my list this year is the Agbay
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post #9 of 32
I always have tutorial DVD's on my list, covers for my Kitchenaide bowls
and this year a Photocube table studio kit so I can take better pictures.
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post #10 of 32
Not to be too off the point...................But it's so sad that books are dying!
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I still use my books, it's fun to go through them on a rainy day, with a big cup of coffee too............ahhhhhhhh
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I agree with the Agbay, it is expensive, but if you do cakes frequently, it is a good investment. Like all the other posters said, good bags, cake pans, good off-set icing spatulas, basic icing tips, etc.

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I always have tutorial DVD's on my list, covers for my Kitchenaide bowls
and this year a Photocube table studio kit so I can take better pictures.



I'd say go with Agbay if you make cakes more than cookies. Go with all sort of cookie cutters and cookie decorating related items if you make more cookies (good cookie baking sheets makes a lot of difference).

Now a question for Rusti: Does the studio kit comes with the lights?
I made a tabletop light room that cost me $5 or max $6. I use small strong flashlights since my camera does not have extra flashes. It works perfect and I love it.
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post #12 of 32
yes, the kit I am looking at does come with lights. I have seen several kinds and even have the info to make one from PVC pipes but am still interested in the kit.
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post #13 of 32
OOOOOOOO, I want a fondant sheeter. The one that Cake Boos uses.


Infinitskyicon_razz.giflease explain in detail how you made your table top light.
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Infinitskyicon_razz.giflease explain in detail how you made your table top light.



Follow the instructions on this blog.

http://www.strobist.blogspot.c.....tudio.html

I got a 18 x 18 x 18 inches heavy duty box from a store. I kept the bottom side since it is a big box and I can easily fit any dish in there. Made a smaller one and cut the bottom, in case I want to have the table shown as background.

You can use scrapbooking papers, poster paper in any color, or fabrics as your background.

If you like I can take pictures and send it to you.
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post #15 of 32
Ditto to the fondant sheeter...that would make rolling out fondant so easy! I looked up the Agbay since I didn't know what that was (I am new to cakes) and that would make my list if I made more of them. I think I just might start making more so I can get one!! icon_smile.gif
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