TOP QUALITY BAKING TOOLS Is Crucial To Your Business. Learn Why!
This article is about the specific tools you will have to create the magnificent cakes you can charge high prices for.
First, you’ll need an oven. (I know, it seems like a no-brainer, right?) But you do want to make sure your oven heats evenly–and doesn’t burn in one corner while undercooking in another. You may use your regular oven it it fits the bill. No need to upgrade to a pricey commercial calphalon nonstick bakeware grade oven until your cake decorating business really takes off.
Next, a high quality, durable stand mixer. I would recommend the KitchenAid 5 Quart Artisan models because of their durability and performance. My grandmother bought a second hand one over twenty years ago and used it every day in her cake decorating business.
Spending some money on an excellent quality Turntable is a wonderful investment. As you grow your organization and obtain into more elaborate cakes, you’ll appreciate the versatility. You can search for ones with motors – or ones that you manually turn. Either way is fine.
Baking Pans ought to 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 in the event that you try to sell them. Its not necessary the legal hassles.
A few other necessities include:
– Cooling Racks – Large ones for large project
– Spatulas (certain types tend to be more useful than others)
– Piping Bags
– Strategies for creating borders, petals, leaves, etc.
– A good quality camera for future marketing of one’s cake decorating business
I explain each of these in more detail in my own book.
These basic tools will 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 secrets to business and decorating success in her Cake Decorating Business Secrets. For more information – and get a FREE copy of “Cake Decorating For Beginners” a helpful how-to book on the very best and easiest cake decorating techniques.