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So which one are your favorite tools when it comes to cake decorating? I am new to decorating with fondant so I am trying to decide which tools are worth investing in right away at the beginning icon_smile.gif
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Hi there, i'm new to it also. I've been looking online and asking advice on Cake Central, and the things i've ordered so far are  a Palette knife to smooth out the Ganache i'll be putting under the fondant, and 2 fondant smoothers so i can create the sharp edged look.

 

I've also ordered Bead cutters so i can make a pearlised fondant neckalace, a non-stick rolling pin, a non stick pastry mat, a Tala set of tools for shaping, some Sable paintbrushes and synthetic flatbrushes for painting and dusting lustre.

 

Hope that helps x

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Crustdust are you in Michigan? My favorite tools are Google, a tiny pallette knife and my silicone work mat.
 

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Crustdust are you in Michigan? My favorite tools are Google, a tiny pallette knife and my silicone work mat.

Yes, I am in Michigan icon_smile.gif Love my palette knife as well
post #5 of 16

Are we neighbors?
 

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I have to admit that the favorite tool I have is the ketchup bottle that my husband got me when I asked him to pick me up a squit bottle for water while I was taking my Wilton classes... He brought me home a Mustard and Kethcup bottle set and I have to admit that they both work wonderfully.  One for water and one for simple syrup... leave it to the DH!!

post #7 of 16
my fav is a medical grade scalpel. it is the best thing for cutting fondant and gumpaste cleanly and exactly. (obviously it's brand new too, hasn't been used in real surgery icon_smile.gif )
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my fav is a medical grade scalpel. it is the best thing for cutting fondant and gumpaste cleanly and exactly. (obviously it's brand new too, hasn't been used in real surgery icon_smile.gif )
Oh I love mine!

Still, my fav took is my agbay! Cuts every cake that goes out the door so it's also my most used.

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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post #9 of 16
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Oh I love mine!

Still, my fav took is my agbay! Cuts every cake that goes out the door so it's also my most used.

Me too! That and my kitchenaids, are used on every cake ;-) (and the Duke convection oven, rubber spatulas, angled spatulas.) 

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Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
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post #10 of 16
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Are we neighbors?

We are in the same town - but looking at your website, I should mention I am a Pastry Chef so my specialties are plated desserts icon_wink.gif

Love my KitchenAid mixer - the best tool someone can ever invest in. Like the idea of a scalpel to cut fondant with. Very smart!
post #11 of 16

My favourite tools are THE MAT by sweetwise.com - for rolling fondant, and a turntable!

post #12 of 16

My favorite tools are my agbay, KA pasta roller, and the mat.  Just got my agbay and I will never use anything else, absolutely love it.
 

post #13 of 16
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What's an agbay?
post #14 of 16
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How about the roll-n-cut mat from wilton?
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Agbay is a cake leveler.  They are costly but you'll only buy it once.  They are the Cadillac of cake levelers.

 

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