Have You Heard? TOP QUALITY BAKING TOOLS Is Your Best Bet To Grow

This article is about the actual tools you’ll need to create the magnificent cakes you can charge high prices for.

First, you’ll absolutely need an oven. (I understand, it seems like a no-brainer, right?) Nevertheless, you do want to make sure your oven heats evenly–and doesn’t burn in a single corner while undercooking in another. You need to use your regular oven it it fits the bill. You don’t need to upgrade to a pricey 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 because of their durability and performance. My grandmother bought another hand one over twenty years ago and used it each day in her cake decorating business.

Spending some money on a good quality Turntable is an excellent investment. As you grow your organization and get into more elaborate cakes, you’ll appreciate the versatility. You can look for ones with motors – or ones that you manually turn. Either way is fine.

Baking Pans ought to be the next thing on your own list. There are many 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, do not buy registered trademark character pans. They may be fine for home birthday parties, but are an infringement on trademark if you try to sell them. You do not need the legal hassles.

Additional necessities include:

– Cooling Racks – Large ones for large project

– Separators

– Spatulas (certain types are more useful than others)

– Piping Bags

– Strategies for creating borders, petals, leaves, etc.

– A good quality digital camera for future marketing of your cake decorating business

I explain each 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 might find a dependence on more specialized equipment. But this can get you started!

Katie Ryan shares her incredible tips for business and decorating success in her Cake Decorating Business Secrets. For more information – and get a free of charge copy of “Cake Decorating For Beginners” a helpful how-to book on the best and easiest cake decorating techniques.

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