Cake Boards & Polystyrene Dummies
Add an extra tier and present your cake perfectly with our selection of cake boards and polystyrene dummies at Spotlight. With cake boards in a range of shapes, sizes and colours, cake stands for displaying cupcakes and muffins, and dummies that can be decorated to look like the real thing. Present your pretty bakes perfectly and discover our cake boards and polystyrene dummies range at Spotlight.
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What Tools And Accessories Can Make Baking Easier And More Efficient?
Baking is a fun hobby many people enjoy. So, it is no surprise that there are loads of tools and accessories that can make baking more efficient and easier. Here are some of our top picks for your favourite baked goodies.
What Are The Best Tools And Accessories For Baking?
There are a bunch of cake tools that can make things a lot easier. Here are some of the top tools and accessories that should be included in your cake building routine.
A cake board - Do you struggle moving your cake around to decorate it? Or maybe you need a solid place for your cake to cool down. In either case, you should add a good cake board to the mix. As you may know already, you can use it to move your cake, for cake decorating, and loads more.
Liquid and dry measuring cups - Measuring cups is an absolute must for beginners. Even though experienced bakers can determine the right amount of ingredients simply by looking at them, beginners need to be more careful with their recipes. Nowadays, you can get measuring cups for dry and liquid ingredients, so be sure to have a mix of both in your collection.
Wooden spoon - A wooden spoon is a sturdy choice for baking. Plastic spoons easily bend, which makes it harder to stir batter. So, having a sturdy and thick wooden spoon to stir the batter is always handy.
When using wooden spoons for your baking ritual, do not forget to wash them by hand. Putting a wooden spoon in a dishwasher can cause it to crack. So, manual washing is certainly recommended here.
Pastry brush - A pastry brush is a solid addition to your baking tools and accessories. You can use a pastry brush to grease your cake tins. Pastry brushes are also great tools to decorate cakes, although you need to carefully look at the material the pastry brush is made of. You can get pastry brushes with natural hairs, but also brushes made from plastic materials.
Fine-mesh sieve - Bakers will use a fine-mesh sieve for so many aspects of the baking process. It is used to sift flower, preventing cloths of flower from ending up in your batter. You can also use it to sift other ingredients, this includes draining of wet ingredients.
Cake and pie pans/plates - To bake cakes in different shapes and sizes, you will need an extensive collection of pie plates and cake pans. You can get these in all shapes and sizes these days, so you will have little trouble building an extensive collection in minimal time.
Wire rack - One of the most common problems beginners encounter is an overbaked cake. When you leave a cake to cool down in the cake tin for too long, it can cause it to overbake or even the cake to become soggy. To prevent overbaking and let the air circulate around the cake, simply place your baked goods on a wire rack.
Electric mixer - Many bakers like to whisk their creations by hand and there is certainly nothing wrong with that. In fact, manually whisked baked goods sometimes taste a whole lot better. That being said, some recipes do require electric mixing, this because the batter needs to be mixed in minimal time or if a particularly stiff dough is required.
Why Do Some Bakers Have A Different Selection Of Tools And Accessories For Baking?
Even though baking is a common hobby, everyone develops their own style. To meet that style, specific tools and accessories are often required. So, the selection of tools and accessories that maximise the efficiency of one baker, do not necessarily do the same for another.
To ensure you get the most from your tools and accessories, it can be a good idea to experiment with different styles and see which baking style suits you the best. Once you have developed your own style, you will have a better idea of the tools you require.
Baking Tools And Accessories From Spotlight
Spotlight has a lovely range of baking tools and accessories to take advantage of. We have cake board and polystyrene dummies in this section but be sure to check out other categories for some of the other tools mentioned today.