Air Pump: A tool used to make sugar pieces that are blown and shaped by hand.
Candy Thermometer: A thermometer used to check the temperature when cooking the sugar. A candy thermometer is strongly recommended because of the attachment on the back that is used to hold onto the side of the pot.
Gloves: Gloves are to be worn at all times when working with sugar because of the high temperature. Gloves are worn to prevent burns and blisters.
Heat Lamp: A heat lamp is used to prevent the sugar from hardening and cracking when it's being pulled. It keeps the sugar warm when you work with the sugar below the lamp.
Heat Source: Any equipment that produces heat. It is used to melt parts of the sugar pieces so it will attach to the sculpture.
Pastry Brush: After it is dipped into a small bowl of water, a pastry brush is used to clean the sides of inside the pot to prevent the sugar from burning while cooking.
Silpat: A non-stick mat to pour the melted sugar on before being pulled.
The seven pieces of equipment listed above are essential to have when working with sugar. Other optional equipment that can also be used includes a hairdryer, scissors, and airbrush. Other equipment are used to shape and mold out pieces for a sculpture varies on how it will be used.