So people have been loving your cakes and cookies, on and off you receive compliments like “you should start a home baking business”. Somewhere deep down in your heart you too want to start your own home baking business, you know what? Just go for it. In this new world that we are living in (imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic), home baking is a very good option to take up as an additional income source. With the lockdown being imposed in several countries, and bakeries being shut down, demand for home-baked cakes has increased. Just to make your job a little easier I have created a list of essential baking tools to start your home baking business.
Get assorted mixing bowls in several sizes. You need mixing bowls to make your batter as well as to prepare the cream/frosting for the cake. Freezer and Microwave safe mixing bowls are handy, in-case you need to freeze or loosen stiff frosting.
Spatula And Scrapers
These are essential baking tools to help you mix the batter and frosting, ganache, etc. Scrapers help you cover the cake with frosting evenly.
Beater / Stand Mixer
You can buy a hand mixer for the budget’s sake, but if you are planning a long-running career in baking go for a high-speed stand mixer. Buy a mixer with at least 450 watts for the best results.
Hamilton Beach, Morphy Richards, and Kenwood are the best brands for stand mixers. A little heavy on the pocket these gadgets are amazing to work with. If you are on a limited budget Wonderchef Stand mixer will also work fine.
A good quality stainless steel sifts preferably with a handle will be fine to start with. Make sure the diameter is at least 18 cm.
Icing Tools / Basic Cake Decoration Tools
Cake Icing Knife Set
It is used for lifting and moving delicate items like cake, pie, or pastry without breaking or cracking the piece. It is very useful in transferring the cake from the turning table to the cake base on which the final product will be delivered.
Turn Table / Revolving Cake Stand
You need a sturdy table for your cake. Buy a professional metal turn table. You don’t need an automatic table, a manual revolving table works fine for beginners. The weight holding capacity should be at least 3.5 kg.
BAKERY HUB Professional Cake Turntable/Stand 29 cm
Rose Stand / Flower Nail
Pipe the rose or any other flower on the flower nail and with the help of scissors slide the flower onto the cake. A Rose stand or flower nail is not an essential tool, which means you can decorate your cake beautifully without a flower nail also. But to get one notch up with your cake decoration, a rose stand is a must-have.
These are cardboard platters with silver, gold, and copper finish. Get many of these in several diameters as without this you won’t be able to deliver your cake.
Try finding a COMBO of different diameters like this one
HOME REPUBLIC-Combo 8 INCH,9 INCH,10 INCH Round Cake Board
A piping nozzle is attached to the tip of the bag and then the frosting is filled. Pipe your design by gently pressing the piping bag. Piping bags come in both disposable and reusable forms.
Disposable Piping Bags
REUSABLE PIPING BAG
A must-have tool, not only for professional home bakers but it is for anyone who loves to create a beautiful cake at home. You can get yourself a whole set of nozzles in a combo purchase.
Grab some assorted molds to make chocolate, fondant, marzipan, and sugar crystal garnish for your cakes.
Floral, alpha-numeric, and shapes are the common ones that every home baker should have in their collection.
Essential Baking Utensils For A Home Baker
Stock yourself with 5-6 tins in different shapes and diameters.
Cup – Cake Moulds
Both metal and paper molds are useful. So get a pack of each to start with.
Oven For Home Baking Business
The bigger oven is what you should consider for your home baking business. You should be able to bake at least 4 cakes at a time in your oven.
OTG Ovens are recommended for home bakers as microwave ovens are trIcky. Baking in a microwave oven may not yield the desired texture even though a premix was used.
Morphy Richards Motorised Rotisserie Stay On Function, Mirror Finish Door Stainless Steel
Measuring / Weighing Tools
Measuring Cups and Spoons
These are easily available online at a very reasonable price.
Baking is all about the right measurements. Ratios and proportions are key to successful baking. Measuring tools play a very significant role in baking. Read reviews and invest in a kitchen scale with the highest accuracy.
Karishma loves everything that makes life simple and happier. Cooking is her stress buster as she loves to cook for her family and friends. She blogs at Nature’s Best Home Remedies.. An entrepreneur by profession she is a doting homemaker and a curious learner.