Wilton's Icing Sculptor

Decorating By mmdd Updated 20 Mar 2006 , 11:47pm by DeniseMarlaine

mmdd Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 2:15pm
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Help me please!!!

Last year I bought this icing sculptor


But,to no avail....I could NEVER get it to work right for me, so I just gave up on it. Recently, I dug it out and attempted it again........hmmm......I think it's going up for sale cuz I still couldn't get it to work right.

I mean, they sell this thing in Walmart, how hard can it be, right?!?!

Can anyone help....please???

25 replies
cashley Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 2:18pm
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Make sure your icing is of the right consistency and thick enough to run the sculptor around your cake.

mmdd Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 2:21pm
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I believe it said to run it over the icing as soon after I iced the cake as possible, but it just seems like I get a mushy mess.

Maybe I should just try again.

Thanks for the help, cashley!

cashley Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 2:23pm
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Maybe your pushing it too hard and I would hold it at a 45 degree angle so you pull the icing away as you are doing it.

mmdd Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 2:27pm
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Ok, thanks for the help....I will try it again!!

butternut Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 2:40pm
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I purchased this sculptor also and wish I hadn't. I can't get that thing to work right, either. Not only does it not give me the designs correctly but many of the pegs stay loose no matter what I do. Oh well, chalk it up to experience, I guess.

mushbug9 Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 2:49pm
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I wish this post was up last week. I bought one last week and tried it twice so far. Both times were a disaster and I ended up reicing the cake sides. I chalked it up to needing practice on it, but I too had some of the pegs stay loose while I was trying to scrape. I don't know. I will try again a few times but this might go on freecycle if it continues to be a problem.

crisseyann Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 4:05pm
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I bought the sculpter thing too. I'm glad I had a 40% off coupon for it is all I can say. I made sure my icing was thick enough, like the directions said. I just got a big mess on the sides of my cake, too. And, the pieces kept falling out! LOL What a disaster.

fearlessbaker Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 4:09pm
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I have this thing. Now, after trying it, all it does is take up space.

mmrichards Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 4:22pm
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My sister got me one for Christmas..thought it was the coolest thing. I haven't actually tried it yet. Is it to late to get the receipt from my sister, you think?

Phoov Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 4:34pm
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I've used the decorating triangle.......seems to be the same idea. I had to use PLENTY of incing on the cake sides in order to pull of the combed design. Not impressed enought to even try using it again....... Wilton should refund the cost of the sculpter thing....

mmdd Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 4:39pm
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I think I'll be putting up for sale on ebay or in a yardsale with my 3-d ducky pan. LOL

Lemondrop Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 4:46pm
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There was a question here a while back asking what was the most useless thing cake related that you bought, and the icing sculptor won hands down!

mushbug9 Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 5:19pm
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SInce I only bought mine last week and still had the reciept, I called Wilton. The rep I spoke to was very helpful and actually offered to refund my money plus 5 dollars once she recieves the kit and reciept. She is even going to send a mailing lable so I do not have to pay for shipping. I don't know if they realize there is a problem and that is why she is doing this or what. Like I said though, she is only doing this because I have the reciept and box and only bought is last week, sp anyone who has bought is reciently and still has that stuff, call wilton.

mmdd Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 5:31pm
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Maybe we should all contact wilton & complain to them....I posted a discussion of it on their forum, but last time I checked, no one had even replied to it.

I'm glad I'm not the only one with this problem!!!

Thanks for everyones input!!!!

klg1152 Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 7:12pm
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Boy am I glad I read this thread, I was going to buy this thing - sounds like it would have been a waste of money and my 50% off coupon.

butternut Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 7:15pm
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I'm glad that you didn't waste your money. It really was disappointing. I just wrote to Wilton about it. I'll let everyone know what they have to say about this product as soon as I get a response.

LisaMS Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 8:43pm
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The plastic triangle thingy works okay. I've used a metal one, though, (at a place of business) and that one does a lot better.

hlcsp31 Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 8:51pm
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I could never get the things to stay in so I finally chunked it in the trash. Great idea in concept though.

fearlessbaker Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 8:54pm
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I think all of us who bought it ought to notify Wilton about how unhappy we are. maybe we could get our money back.

cakecre8tor Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 9:07pm
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I am glad I did not buy it but I agree with Lisa - have both the metal and plastic triangle thingy and the metal one works soooo much better!

DeniseMarlaine Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 9:19pm
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Glad to hear the metal one works better. I tried the sculptor and nearly wrecked my son's birthday cake. Bought the metal triangle recently but haven't tried it yet. I really like the look of combed cakes so I'll give the metal a try.

mmdd Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 10:50pm
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I'm glad I started this thread, but I'll be honest...I didn't know what anyone was going to say, lol.

I have the plastic triangle and a generic one, but I've never seen any metal ones? Does Wilton make them, or where could I get one?

CakemanOH Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 10:59pm
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I used the decorating triangle on these two cakes. It worked well for me!



mmdd Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 11:04pm
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Well, I guess there's visual proof that the triangles definitely look better!!!!! Those cakes look great, by the way!

DeniseMarlaine Posted 20 Mar 2006 , 11:47pm
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Ceculsk, what pretty cakes! How did you do the border on the yellow cake? Is that a buttercream shell border with dots in the 'connections'? Also, I love what you did with the strawberries on the white cake.

Mmdd, I got my metal triangle at a local cake decorating shop, but you can get one for 95 cents plus shipping at Country Kitchen SweetArt. Here's their website:


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