Dessert baking tools cake decorating list: What you need to make all your favourite sweet treats in your own kitchen including the best cake decorating tools
There are only two types of people in this world: those who are savoury fiends and those who would sell their soul for a sweet treat. To those who sit firmly in the savoury foods only camp, we're sorry, this story isn't the place for you.
Love sugar? Then stay a while and enjoy this curated list of baking essentials that will help you whip up the most delicious sweet treats.
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If you're looking to construct a cake that's a little more complicated than a basic boxed mix, this levellergives you the option to split your cake into seven even layers. It's also adjustable, so you can change the thickness of your layers.
We've all experienced the hand cramp that comes from squeezing icing out of an unrelenting piping bag, luckily, this decorating pen is here to help. The piping bag slips inside the pen, allowing you to control the piping motion rather than just hoping for the best. It also comes with four icing bags and four different nozzles, so you can choose the shape you're after.
Improve your cakes with these three trays, which offer alternative shapes beyond the classic round or square. With a swirl, a castle, and a double flower cake mould included, you'll be able to jazz up your creations and impress your friends with your shape-making skills.
If you're stumped on what kind of cake to make your friend or family member for their birthday – it's easy enough to just go with the age they're turning! These cake tins go from 0-9, making it easy for you to create any number combo you desire, then decorate as you please.
If you're struggling to get around your cake, or create even icing, you need this turntable in your life. Designed for easy turning, so you can ice all those hard-to-reach places, this kit will have you decorating like a pro in no time. Beyond the turntable, you'll get three scrapers to help you create evenly designed icing, and spatulas to spread it as you like.
Alternatively, if you're just looking to make a few simple layers to get yourself started, this cake leveller and cutter will do the trick. Use this one to help yourself make even cuts into your cake so you can create layers with a filling or two in between.
This should be in any baker's starter kit. Having your own piping bags and nozzles will help you make designs on your cakes and cupcakes that look almost too good to eat. The kit comes with a reusable icing bag, an icing converter and six different nozzles to create different shapes and styles for any occasion.
Arguably, the best part of digging into a crème brulee is the actual digging in – breaking through the caramelised sugar and getting to the creamy filling. The best way to achieve this is with your own kitchen torch. This torch uses butane gas (will need to be purchased separately) that can be refilled and reused for many desserts to come. It can reach a temperature of 1,300°C , and has an 'on-lock' safety feature that prevents any accidental ignition.
It can be hard to achieve the cake design you have pictured in your head – many decorating tools can be fiddly and not really made for the beginner baker. Having these decorating pens can make the process simpler and less stressful. They help you write clearly and comfortably on top of a cake and make the perfect drizzle of cream, chocolate or icing on the side.
Measuring 22.8cm x 13.9cm, this cookie press will help you make the most beautifully crafted cookies. Using a lever and one of the 12 steel disc options included, you can make different shapes of cookies for any occasion.
The base is non-slip so the press will be steady when you use and distribute the dough evenly to make the shape. The press also has a clear cylinder so you can accurately see how much dough you have to work with. Once you've chosen your favourite disc and pressed all the dough, all that's left is to put them in the oven to bake and enjoy.
Making your own pastry is an entirely unique beast to tackle in the kitchen. Pie pastry is no different and can at times be the worst offender of cooking crimes. One way to bake your crust without the hassle is to use pie weights. These Cuisena ceramic pie weights help reduce pastry shrinking in the oven and allows the base to cook evenly. They are washable and reusable so you can keep making all the pies you can imagine without the fuss.
Struggling to get an even scrape of icing, ganache or buttercream on the sides of your cake? This cake scraper is a much needed solution for any amateur decorator. You can adjust it to the height of your cake, up to 23.5cm on the sides and 16.5cm on top, to rotate around the cake. It evenly spreads the icing, covers the entire cake and makes decorating oh so easy.
Crème brulee can seem like the dessert you can only order from a restaurant. Now, using this six-piece creme brulee set, you can make them in your own kitchen. The set comes with four porcelain ramekins, a square pan and interior rack to help them cook evenly and set them in place.
Part of pie-making is creating the perfect crust. This lattice cutter and roller will help you make a delicious design no one can resist.
There are a lot of pie recipes out there, so picking one everyone will love isn't an easy decision. With this split pie pan, you won't need to choose just one. This pan allows bakers to cook two different types of pie in the one dish using a divider in the middle. It is non-stick, dishwasher safe, and can withstand a heat of 232°C. If you do end up with the one pie recipe, the divider is removable to create one whole pie.
It's always the perfect time to learn to make ice cream. This Ninja CREAMi ice cream maker can also create sorbets, gelato, smoothie bowls and milkshakes. Using a One-Touch system you can set the speed, pressure and time to create the perfect texture for your ice cream, and it also has a re-spin feature to make it even creamier. What makes this even sweeter is it's currently 31 per cent off on Amazon, selling for $295.00.
There's something very novel about a heart-shaped cake, and this mould offers you the option to make four. If you're making a birthday cake, an anniversary cake, or even one for Valentine's Day, this is an easy option to help you create shape.
Make up to 18 donuts with these three silicone molds. Each mold can make six donuts, are BPA free, dishwasher safe and can withstand temperatures from negative 40°C to 230°C.
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