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what is your favorite cake decorating tool?

post #1 of 33
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I think I may ask for some cake stuff for christmas from hubby (he needs a specific list lol). What do you have that you love?
post #2 of 33
I love my blue ateco silicone mat for rolling fondant out. It makes it so much easier to cover cakes. I also love my agbay, but those are kinda pricey...
post #3 of 33
If you are just starting out and don't have tools yet, then I'd suggest the following in this order:

KITCHEN AIDE STAND MIXER!!!!!!!!! (Look for great Black Friday deals.)

Wilton Ultimate Decorating Set (Purchase with a 40-50% off coupon at the craft store near you.)
http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=F3E2CF4F-1E0B-C910-EA0D54BE4C7C4614&killnav=1

Wilton cake decorating courses 1, 2 and 3. At a craft store near you.

Sharon Zambito videos: (You may also be able to borrow these from your local library for free.)
http://www.sugaredproductions.com/categories/Instructional-DVDs/

Here's a thread about a similar topic, "Favorite Must Have Tools?":
http://www.wilton.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=8&threadid=139131

"What's your favorite cake tool, piece of equipment, etc. "
http://www.wilton.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=6&threadid=151526
post #4 of 33
A pasta roller.
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post #5 of 33
Agbay
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MY KITCHEN AIDE MIXER.. when I first got it I thought no big deal, til it gave out on me. Then I realized how important it was.

Also just love my fondant mats. It so much easier to roll out the dough and cover the cake.

Well just about any tool that makes your job easier!!
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post #7 of 33
I second the Agbay - seems expensive, but it is the best value tool I have considering the time it saves and the quality of the cakes I then produce.
"Let's face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me." Audrey Hepburn
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post #8 of 33
Thread Starter 
thank you for the advice icon_smile.gif I have a kitchenaid mixer which I adore and I have done all the wilton courses.

I think I would love Agbay but that is not likely to be in the budget so I will just start saving icon_wink.gif

I am going to look into the fondant mats, that sounds really good as I do have difficulty with it stretching and tearing at times.

what is the pasta roller for? Do you use it to roll fondant?
post #9 of 33
Heather, the pasta roller is to roll fondant or gum paste out with an even thickness when making cake borders, ribbons, bows, flowers, etc. It is an excellent tool. Since you have a Kitchen Aid, I would suggest getting the pasta roller attachment that goes to it. I bought a separate electric one that was a lot more expensive than the KA attachment. I wish I had known about the attachment before. Check around Bed Bath and Beyond had them for around $80 Have fun!
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post #10 of 33
I also love my Agbay, it is a big investment but sooooo worth it! I also love my makins clay extruder, I use it a lot for rope borders/fringes etc. I also picked up a handy little fondant cutter. It has a circular blade like a pizza cutter, but is purple/white and is great for making random shapes. It is by Wilton and only cost about $5 but I love it.

The other thing I couldn't live without is my airbrush, but again that is a pricey investment.

Hope this helps!

Bren
post #11 of 33
I agree on the pasta roller front - gives a much better finish to gumpaste decorations when they are all perfectly rolled icon_smile.gif
"Let's face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me." Audrey Hepburn
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post #12 of 33
Small spade shaped palette knife...

My Agbay double blade...

My PME tools...

Bench Scraper...

Electric Pasta Roller that goes on my K5 stand mixer (counts as 2 things)...

A handful of books that I cannot live without (and I own about every cake book EVER made!) icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif
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post #13 of 33
The Mat!!!!
post #14 of 33
Makins clay extruder, use it all the time. Would love the Agbay.... Soon I hope, Christmas is coming soon. Maybe I'll ask my hubby! I also love my KA mixer!
Lyndi M.
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post #15 of 33
Kitchen Aide Mixer

Pasta roller

Kobalt 6 inch stainless steel putty knife

Foam paint roller

Cricut Cake

Are all must haves for me...
If you can't find time it do it right..how will you find time to do it over?
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