Pastry Tools

Pastry tools are an indispensable part of anyone wanting to become a dessert (hobby) chef.

Besides the need for "precision", certain desserts are traditionally shaped, according a recognizable shape or simply because of aesthetics. Sometimes that requires specific processing.

If that's what you want to do, you'll need the right pastry tools.

They don't have to be overly expensive, yet for frequent use, sturdier materials are no luxury. Plastic gets the job done but I do favor (stainless) steel for its durability.

Chain stores these days have a lot available. Cheap utensils to relatively cheap machinery. For occasional use they're perfectly fine.

For frequent use I'd recommend higher priced (professional) items.

Basic Materials

In patisserie you could do with basic utensils until a recipe becomes process specific.

Whether rolling dough in a certain manner or accurately measure temperature. 

You may have never heard of some of them or don't know how they're called. I'm sure a list would come in handy or even give you new dessert ideas!

Who knows, you might invent the next sweet craze.

Below is a material listing to compose your own kitchen arsenal.

Additionally, here's a  :

Utensils

Wire whisk
Silicone spatula
Rolling pin
Chef tweezer
Piping bags
Cherry stoner
Offset spatula
Scaled pitcher
Crepe pan
Juicer
Scrapers
Pastry brush
Strainer
Measure spoon
Sprayer
Silicone brush
Piping nozzles
Chinois

Cutting Pastry Tools

Pastry cutter
Dough cutter
Grater
Peeler
Decorators
Baller
Zester
Julienne slicer
Scooper
Citrus knife
Corer
Fruit divider
Multiblade slicer
Cake slicer
Mango cutter

Baking Molds

These are the inactive or passive tools, named that way because of its containing and shaping purposes. So it's rather something auxiliary than a tool.

They often define the dessert. A savarin wouldn't be a savarin without its ring shaped, half donut pan. But don't let it stop you from being creative as all of these utensils can be used for different types doughs and batters.

You are the boss!

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Kugelhopf
Brioche
Loaf pan
Savarin
Tart tray
Quiche
Petit Four
Muffin pan
Croquembouche
Baba
Cannele
Rosary
Spring form
Cone form
Ramekin
Sponge cake
Chocolate mold
Metal Tart
Charlotte
Buche Cake
Bread pan
Pomponette
Cannoli form
Hemisphere mold
Frames & Rings
Madeleine pan

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