This article is about the specific tools you will have to create the magnificent cakes it is possible to charge high prices for.
First, you’ll need an oven. (I know, it looks like a no-brainer, right?) Nevertheless, you do want to make sure your oven heats evenly–and doesn’t burn in one corner while undercooking in another. You should use your regular oven it it fits the bill. No need to upgrade to a pricey commercial grade oven until your cake decorating business really takes off.
Next, a high quality, durable stand mixer. pie dish I would recommend the KitchenAid 5 Quart Artisan models for his or her durability and performance. My grandmother bought another hand one over 20 years ago and used it each day in her cake decorating business.
Spending some money on a good quality Turntable is a wonderful investment. As you grow your business and obtain into more elaborate cakes, you’ll appreciate the versatility. You can look for ones with motors – or ones that you manually turn. In any event is fine.
Baking Pans should be the next thing on your list. There are numerous different pans you’ll need–from small round pans (6″ and up) to large rectangular pans–and everything in between. If you are doing this on a commercial basis, usually 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. Its not necessary the legal hassles.
Additional necessities include:
– Cooling Racks – Large ones for large project
– 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 one’s cake decorating business
I explain each one of these in more detail in my book.
These basic tools will get you started. As your confidence and skills grow, you may find a need for more specialized equipment. But this will get you started!
Katie Ryan shares her incredible tips for business and decorating success in her Cake Decorating Business Secrets. To find out more – and get a FREE copy of “Cake Decorating FOR NOVICES” a helpful how-to book on the very best and easiest cake decorating techniques.