Tools & Equipment

Scoops

I use the medium scoop for most of my videos unless I tell you guys to scoop differently. :0) Don't ask me what brands they are, I've had them for ages. I bought them from a store in Melbourne called Cedar Hospitality, the little one is from eBay. When you're buying a scoop, be careful. The cheap ones won't last long. So buying a good scoop is an investment.

 

LARGE SCOOP

6.5cm

 

MEDIUM SCOOP

5.5cm

 

SMALL SCOOP

4cm

 

Camera

I use a Canon 70D DSLR body and a Canon 50mm f/1.2 lens to shoot all of my video and photos. I bought my camera and lens from JB HiFi in Melbourne. If you ask for a discount they'll give you one. How good the discount is depends on the person who serves you and what kind of a mood they're in that day. BEWARE! Buying cameras online can be a bit risky! They're often grey market units and the warranty is a bit dodgy. Buy them from a store. They're not nearly as cheap as buying them online but if you're in Australia you get a 2 year warranty on any canon product and if anything goes wrong with the camera in that time, it's much, much easier to get fixed with a physical store than dealing with people online. 2nd hand cameras can be a great way to get a camera if you're on a budget but do your research!

(Fun fact: I used my iPhone 7 Plus to take the photos of the camera lol)

CANON 70D DSLR CAMERA

Measurments

 

CANON 50MM F1.8 LENS

Measurments

 

Piping Tips

I use a range of different piping tips to get different styles. I state which one I'm using for each cupcake in my YouTube videos and in each written recipes. The metal ones are all from Wilton. If you're in Australia you can buy them all individually for about $3 from Spotlight. If you're not in Australia, you can purchase them online from Amazon or eBay. Oh! I use my Wilton 6B tip to core the centre of my cupcakes! Just call me the Cupcakes MacGyver lol XD

 

WILTON 8B TIP

 

WILTON 6B TIP

 

WILTON #32 TIP

 

WILTON 1M TIP

 

SMALL ROUND TIP

1cm

 

MEDIUM ROUND TIP

Ateco #11

1.4cm

 

LARGE ROUND TIP

Ateco #13

1.6cm

 

OPEN STAR TIP

Ateco #11

1cm

 

DISPOSABLE PIPING BAGS

Height: 30cm

 

Stand Mixer + Attachments

Nick. Guys if you're in the market for a new mixer, Kenwood is what you should go with. I've been using my machine nearly every day, for 5 years. It's never skipped a beat. In fact it's much more powerful than my KitchenAid mixer was and it's cheaper too! I also use a Braun Hand Mixer. I like their focus on simple and practice design.

 

KENWOOD CHEF SENSE STAND MIXER

KVL6100G Chef Sense 4.6L Green with Glass Bowl

 

Find out more at kenwood.com.au

 

PADDLE ATTACHMENT

 

WHISK ATTACHMENT

 

DOUGH HOOK

 

HAND MIXER

Braun MultiMix 3 Hand Mixer

This comes with a stick blender attachment and mini food processor

 

FOOD PROCESSOR

coming soon. I'm in the process of updating it, the one I have now isn't doing the job for me.

Knick Knacks

Heres the rest of the stuff I use! Some of the things i use off camera to prepare my ingredients. Other things I use on camera and I'd recomend having in your kitchen as they come in handy for loads of things!

 

PEELER

Culinar

5cm wide blade

Best Peeler I've ever used!

 

MEDIUM METAL TONGS

 

LARGE METAL WHISK

 

SQUEEZE BOTTLE

475ml

 

LARGE SPATULA

Pyrex

Height: 30cm

Width: 6.5cm

 

SEIVE

Small: 8.5cm

Large: 16.7cm

 

LARGE SERATED KNIFE

 

CHEFS KNIFE

Height: 28cm

 

KITCHEN SCISSORS

 

HALF SILICONE MOULD

Height: 5cm

Width: 6.5cm

 

CUPCAKE BAKING TIN

Wiltshire Easy Bake Muffin Tray 12 Cup Grey

Bottom: 5.5cm

Height: 3cm

Top: 7cm

 

CAKE DONUT TIN

12 holes each measuring

7.5cm in diameter

2.5cm in depth

 

BAKING TRAY

H: 37cm

W: 26cm

D: 3cm

 

CUPCAKE LINERS

Confetta

Bottom: 5cm

Height: 4cm

Top: 7.5cm

 

CANDY THEMOMETER

Max Temp:

400°F

200°C

 

JUG

2L

 

COOLING WRACK

H: 43.5cm

W: 26cm

D: 3cm

 

DIGITAL SCALES

Breville

Model BSK 500

Max Load 5kg / 11lb

 

KITCHEN BLOW TORCH

 

LARGE OFFSET SPATULA

 

MAGIC WHISK

 

MEASURING SPOONS

1 tbsp

1 tsp

1/2 tsp

1/4 tsp

 

MIXING BOWL (Microwave safe bowl)

Width: 23cm

Height: 13cm

 

PASTRY BRUSH

Height: 19.5cm

Height: 4.5cm

 

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