by Sharon Wee
A couple of months ago I organised all my cakey items and tools into drawers and there is one particular drawer that people are always surprised to see – the drawer of tools. I’m not talking about cake decorating tools, but more like tools that you would usually associate with hardware and building supplies.
So I thought I’d give everyone a sneak peek into my ‘tool’ drawer 🙂


It’s got ribbons and glue which is to be expected but it’s also got a handful of more unusual items in there. Before cake decorating I don’t think I have even needed to step into a hardware store. Now I’m in there at least once a month.

So what else is in there? 
– My favourite glue gun which I can’t do any major cakes without
– Secateurs (which was on of the best investments I’ve ever made) – cuts all my dowels and center poles with a single snip!
– Pliers to bend wires
– Skewers for figurines
– Face mask for me to wear during airbrushing and styrofoam carving
– Metal sheet cutter for metal and thick wires
– Measuring tape
– Mini saw for cutting stryofoam
– Grater/ Shaver and sandpaper for styrofoam carving
– Drill (not pictured) – do you know I’ve never used a drill in my life until I started doing big cakes?
Wow, years ago I would never have thought I would need all these to create cakes.  Hmmm, maybe in the future you’ll find me blogging about metal pipes, motors and LED lights 😛

Some of Sharon's favourite tools

4 Comments on Some Unusual Cake Tools

  1. Anonymous
    November 16, 2010 at 8:06 am (7 years ago)

    May I know what do you use glue gun for? just curious

    Dawn

    Reply
  2. Sharon
    November 16, 2010 at 10:34 pm (7 years ago)

    Hi Dawn – The glue gun is used to glue cake boards together, to stick my centre pole to the board and for some of my styrofoam carvings 🙂

    Sharon

    Reply
  3. Caroline
    December 8, 2010 at 6:22 pm (7 years ago)

    I just have to say: you are amazing! I can’t stop looking at all the beautiful things you create.

    Reply
  4. Anonymous
    December 8, 2010 at 6:23 pm (7 years ago)

    You are amazing! All your creations are so beautiful.

    Reply

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