Pastry accessories help bakers create the wondrous desserts that we see in bakeries. The tools help bakers craft the delectable and tasty treats they creatively put together. By using these tools they can craft shaped cookies, shape cannolis and cut marzipan shapes to adorn a cake.
The tools that constitute accessories are pastry blenders, rolling pins and pastry brushes. Blending flour effectively requires a pastry blender. Rolling pins roll out the dough for biscuits and cookies as well as breakfast pastries. Pastry brushes allow the baker to spread butter or other liquids on pastry before it cooks or while it cooks.
The pastry wheel and cutter are used to cut the fluted edges on raviolis and fluted edges on homemade graham crackers. Metal cutters help create very interesting pastry shapes in the form of cookies, biscuits and cakes. A pastry forms and piping set is used to create the widest variety of designs. By learning the intricacies of the set of tools almost anything can be created with frosting on a cake. With about ten tips the baker can create roses, carnations, daisies, pansies, ribbons, drapes, swags, bows and streamers, rosebuds, ruffles, and sweet peas. Ropes, puffs, rosettes, fleurs-de-lis, scrolls, zigzags, shell borders, leaves with or without veins, stars, strings, beads, dots, balls, stems, vines, flower centers, lattice, cornelli lace and a wide variety of variations of these designs can be formed with the piping set.
Pastry accessories turn plain food into unique culinary treats after they are blended, baked and decorated. Using these accessories gives the baker the freedom to complete their tasks faster and more efficiently. The preparation is done just a little bit faster with the help of these tools. These are only a few of the pastry accessories available to make baking easier, but they are the most popular tools.