Okay, for those of you who aren't familiar with cake decorating, actually the situation in Malaysia is that it's really hard to get a lot of the tools that we see American's use to make those beautiful cakes. There is only one supplier for wilton products in KL and that is ICCA. And because of that, the prices are high. Sometimes a bit ridiculous. But a lot of people, including me, buy from them anyways, simply because you can't get wilton's quality products elsewhere. But today I'm gonna show you a few things that I got that can save you a lot of money especially for those who are just getting into cake decorating..To those who already know, takyah baca je la k..
This is used for making those pearl like fondant borders that you put around the bottom part of the cake. This is really useful because tak payah nak gentel fondant bulat tu satu-satu. leceh. That's what I did before. At ICCA, they sell this for RM30 if I'm not mistaken. I got this for RM6 at Bake with yen, Chow kit. ;)
It even comes with instructions. But I have to say after trying it out, the beads doesn't really come out that neat. There's another silicone version of this that I've tried before, and I think the outcome is better. But that you can only get from ICCA.
Okay, so it isn't exactly a tool. But this is an essential in making royal icing and also buttercream. Meringue powder is dry egg whites. You can do without it as well. But in my personal experience I find that it's better to make royal icing using this. For one, it's because if you used normal egg whites in royal icing, it's not cooked.
28 FREAKIN RINGGIT ONLY! I found this at another shop before at RM46. but thank god I didn't buy it there.
This is another type of cutter. both of the cutters costs less than RM10 for a set of 3 different sizes at bake with yen. I'm not sure how much exactly.
Firstly you roll out the fondant like in the picture.
Then, using the cutter, cut out pieces..
and place them on this fondant sponge or whatever its called.
Then, using the tool in the picture, make an indent on each petal..
Then place the flower on a palette like so and make an indent with a small rolling pin.
And finally, the last tool are couplers.