Shop Zaza's favourite tools
Welcome to the practical side of Zaza Marcelle! If you were wondering where I get some of my equipment and tools from, you'll find them here!
Some of these products are affiliates, which means that if you purchase them with the code I share with you, you'll get a discount (yay you!), and it will really help support my small business (yay me!)! So thank you.
And some of them I am sharing just because they're awesome.
In both cases, I only ever share products that I love and believe in, and more often than not they are made by small businesses that I also want to support.
The Cake Decorating Company
Your one-stop shop for everything Cake Design!
I am now a proud Brand Ambassador for The Cake Decorating Company after having used their services as a super happy customer for years. Oh, and they ship internationally !
The famous Tilting Turntable (with a special sales price thanks to that viral Reel I made a few weeks back...), Colour Mill, Ganache Plates, Sprinkles, Stainless Steel Scrapers, Massa Ticino SugarPaste (my favourite!), etc... it's all there!
Get a 5% discount on their whole range of products by using my code ZAZA5 and clicking on the link here.
I created a Reel and a blog post on the subject, and HERE you can find my most recommended tool: a large insulated thermal box. I've used this one quite a few times and it it the updated version of the technique I show in the Reel with using one large box instead of two smaller ones.
It allows you to transport a 2 to 3 tiers cake (careful with extra tall tiers however, they might not fit) with a maximum of 12" diameter cake board at the bottom.
Lastly, using upholstery foam pads to "pave" your car boot/delivery van is probably the next best thing you should invest in for your own delivery peace of mind! You can cgheck my Reel on the subject by clicking here ;)
Cake are not just about pretty looks. They are most importantly about taste. And vanilla is most definitely on the mandatory ingredients list in my kitchen!
I discovered Vanilla Mart at Cake International and haven't looked back since. Their vanilla is the best I found (in my humble opinion) and I am super proud to be sharing their products with you.
Use the code VMZAZA5 to get a 5% discount at checkout and try it out for yourself :)
Stainless Steel Rings
If you are enrolled in my Modern Drip Masterclass online, you will have seen me using one of these adaptable stainless steel rings.
They are the perfect tool to help your cakes set perfectly straight in the fridge and ready to be covered either in buttercream or ganache.
I get mine from Domi Cake Art who is an independent UK based cake artist and cake tools supplier. No code here, just sharing the love.
I am *slightly* obsessed with reducing plastic in my everyday life. And as a Cake designer, managing to find a fully plastic-free washing up liquid provider was on my priority list, seeing the ridiculous amount of washing up that goes on in one's kitchen...
Then I found these guys! The good news is, they also sell laundry liquid, fabric conditioner and other domestic cleaning must-haves.
Have a look at their website and get some "clean" cleaning done.
And don't forget to use ZAZAMARCELLE code at checkout for a 10% discount!
Client management can be a big hassle, specially when, as a one-person business, you have to wear ALL the hats!
Well, I'm happy to report that Dubsado can help unburden you with a few hats:
- Card payments (you can use Stripe, Square and Paypal)
- Automated pre-crafted emails (to avoid having to re-type the same email hundreds of times every time you have a new lead, or every time you send an invoice)
- Contracts or "Forms" that you can get your clients to sign directly online (which is where I state clearly my Ts & Cs)
- Questionnaires that you can send to client leads
- Synced calendars (every new entry is automatically added to your own calendar - no more bad surprises like forgotten wedding or quadruple booking!)
And to make these amazing features even better, you can add your own brand colours, logo and images for an overall super professional finish.
Full disclosure: it does take a bit of time and effort to setup in the first place (although I believe Dubsado can help you setting up up to 10 forms), but once it is ready to go, your initial effort will be well rewarded!
Find out more by visiting their website, and get 20% discount on your first month or year by using my affiliate link OR by using the code zazadubsado at checkout!
If you are planning on starting an email list, look no further!
Not only is Flodesk super user (AND beginner) friendly, it is also very affordable compared to other big names, and their beautiful template designs are seconded to none.
Keep your customers in the loop with your offers, new products, blog posts, etc.
Simply click on my referral link and get 50% off!