You do not need that much specialist equipment to make unforgettable desserts. An ordinary scraper will work fine if you want to temper chocolate and a tea strainer will happily sieve icing sugar over a pie. But some gadgets make it easier and more fun to be a pastry chef in your own home.
Whether you make a lot of desserts or not, at least one or two large mixing bowls are a must. You can use any type of bowls such as plastic, ceramic, glass, or stainless. Find a hardwearing, stable, attractive bowl that looks like new every time you take it out to create a new dessert.
If you are planning on making cut-out cookies, you'll need a few cookie cutters. A cookie press is used with a simple dough recipe to make pressed cookies. Presses are easy and fun to use, and the results are amazing.
In order to follow any dessert recipe, measuring cups and spoons are most essential. You can choose any type of measuring cups and spoons in plastic, stainless, or glass. You can also use glass one, two, and four-cup measuring cups for baking and cooking. Some of the standard measuring cup sets usually have a 1-cup, 1/2-cup, 1/3-cup, and 1/4-cup measures.
Spatula refers to several types of kitchen utensils that include rubber or silicone tools. They can be used to blend or scrape the food from the bowl. They can be of different types like metal, silicone, plastic egg turners, or flippers. You need at least a couple of rubber or silicone spatulas to scrape the bowl. You can also use a small metal spatula to serve desserts.
The chocolate mixing pots are an absolute must for melting chocolate. There are different models available, but the dual pots are the best because this allows melting of both dark and light chocolates. A chocolate melting pot removes the fear of burning the chocolate, which is very easy to do using a pot on the stove.