Need To Vent! Wilton Tilting Turn Table

Decorating By cocakedecorator Updated 16 Mar 2013 , 9:28pm by princesscris

cocakedecorator Posted 19 Aug 2006 , 5:19pm
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I have about had it with this damn thing! icon_mad.gif This is the 3rd time now that I have been working on a cake and then the cake slides right off. Today I was working on my dad's birthday cake and the cake slid right down, luckfully i was able to catch it and with minimal damage. It ticks me off cause that turntable was not cheap and it doesn't work for crap! Plus it causes extra work when I have to try and repair something. UGGGHHH icon_cry.gif Thanks for letting me vent!

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frstech Posted 19 Aug 2006 , 5:30pm
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I am sorry you have had problems with that, but am thankful you have mentioned it. I have been debating about getting it for the past couple of day with my 50% off coupon, but was wondering if it reallt worked. Now I know and will just stick to my regular turn table.

regymusic Posted 19 Aug 2006 , 5:31pm
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Try putting a non skid kitchen mat under your turn turn table. You could cut it to fit.

angelas2babies Posted 19 Aug 2006 , 5:36pm
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You are not alone in your disgust for this turntable. icon_smile.gif I was about to buy it before I ran across a thread about it. I can safely say that it was one of the most hated purchases by many. Sorry about your cake!!!!


ps3884 Posted 19 Aug 2006 , 5:42pm
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I've had the same problem with this turntable. icon_mad.gif Luckily, like you, the damage was minimal and I was able to save it. I am now much more cautious when I use it and I also use a small non-skid mat (like the kind you find with the contact paper) between the turntable and the cake as regymusic suggested. I have to add, that I don't use the tilting feature much because of this. icon_sad.gif Kind of defeats the purpose of buying this turntable! thumbsdown.gif

sugarspice Posted 19 Aug 2006 , 5:43pm
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I had just bought my turntable, when I read the thread about how awful it was, cakes sliding, etc! Mine is still in the box..needs to go back. You are not alone in you disgust with this product icon_mad.gif

Mac Posted 19 Aug 2006 , 5:46pm
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I had begged for the Professional (heavy) Wilton turntable for Christmas a couple of years ago. Cost $60.00. Got it and hate it. It wobbles horribly, so I just keep using my $10.00 plastic one. I feel an Ebay sell coming on with the Professional turntable.

Samsgranny Posted 19 Aug 2006 , 5:49pm
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Well, I guess I will jump in here...I LOVE my turntable and couldn't ice a cake without it! It is so convenient for making for a smooth icing around the cake, piping borders and even used it for a sheet cake (tilted). I've used my tilting turntable for all the cakes I have made and have had nothing but good experiences with it. Thanks for letting me share!

leta Posted 19 Aug 2006 , 5:50pm
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When Bought that turntable and took it to wilton class my instructor told me--NO Take that Back--Get the Metal one.! Which I promptly did. The tilting one is no good for icing cakes--it doesn't spin freely--, only for decorating sides in a manner you can't do with the cake upright, like lambeth method stuff.

I think that for the price the tilting turntable should be a lot better quality than it is.

peajay66 Posted 19 Aug 2006 , 5:56pm
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I'm with Samsgranny. I LOVE my Wilton Tilting Turntable. Never had a problem with it in any way!

springlakecake Posted 20 Aug 2006 , 2:55pm
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I have one too, and have only used it a couple of times. I bought it mainly to do basketweave, so it would be higher and so I could tilt it. I used it once for this and loved it. I used it another time and the cake slid, like the others said. It wasnt the cake board that slid, it was the cake sliding off of the cake board. Yikes. I am a little scared to use it again, but maybe if I just tried securing the cake better to the board. dunno.

butterflyjuju Posted 21 Aug 2006 , 5:25am
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I have a lazy susan turntable that works great. Almost certain it was from Wal-mart but not sure as I received as a Christmas gift.

JoanneK Posted 21 Aug 2006 , 5:33am
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Oh I thought I was the only one who hated this turntable. I so want a new one. I'm sick of going to pick it up and the top lifts off. I have lost a cake I was doing while it was tilted. I thought I had it tilted to high even thought it didn't seem like it was.

I will never use mine to tilt again.

My turn table wobbles all the time. I hate it!

I want a nice one. Going to Cake Camp and I hope to find one there that the pros use.

nefgaby Posted 21 Aug 2006 , 5:34am
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I have the $10 plastic one, it works great, nothing fancy, just what I need it for! I was tempted on getting the tilting one, thanks for letting us know!! So sorry to hear about your cakes, I would be hating it too if it had happend to me! As somebody mentioned, sell it on ebay, you'll be able to recup some of your money! Good luck!

cocakedecorator Posted 27 Aug 2006 , 3:31pm
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the no skid mat is a great idea. Thing that torks me is it was not cheap and it is supposed to me no skid. I think i will go back to my metal turntable and be done with this one! icon_smile.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 3 Sep 2006 , 1:30am
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I bought it, hated it at first. My son suggested that I take the leftover safety strips I bought for the bathtub and apply them. They work great!

Theresa icon_smile.gif

LickDaBowl Posted 3 Sep 2006 , 8:05pm
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Well, I'm bummed that so many people hate the thing becuase I was going to use my 50% coupon at Michael's tomorrow and buy it. I just thought there had to be a better way to do sidework without lifting the cake. Oh well....

CakeDiva73 Posted 3 Sep 2006 , 8:09pm
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I'm sorry... that turntable is the cheapest, most overpriced yet useless thing Wilton has ever made ( IMHO, of course).

I exchanged it for the metal one and bought a roll of non-slip and cut several circles... 1 to place under the turntable, one for on top of the turner under the cake and a long piece to roll and slide under the front to create a 'tilt'.... works so much better than the other one!

LickDaBowl Posted 3 Sep 2006 , 11:42pm
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OK--that's an idea, CakeDiva. Maybe I'll try that instead of (what seems like) wasting my (hubby's icon_wink.gif ) hard-earned money on the tilting one.

Thanks for the idea!

Diva315 Posted 3 Sep 2006 , 11:51pm
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I've had the turntable for a few years and I haven't had a problem with it. icon_smile.gif

LittleBigMomma Posted 4 Sep 2006 , 12:04am
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I've always wanted one. But, after hearing too many horror stories about them, I haven't taken the plunge. I have a Rubbermaid spice turntable that I use.

imartsy Posted 4 Sep 2006 , 12:17am
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so for those of you who have the metal professional turntable- that one is good? I have the plastic one and it works okay but I was wondering if I should "upgrade" to the metal one - or do you think it's not really an upgrade & I should stay w/ plastic?

psurrette Posted 4 Sep 2006 , 12:19am
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I bought that turntable when it first came out and returned it after my wedding cake slide right off the side! I also wrote to Wilton and gave them a earful of complaints. they coulndt understand why the cake slide off. They said it shouldn't have...... I have a differnt one now

ChristaPaloma Posted 4 Sep 2006 , 12:31am
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I've been using a very smooth running marble one that I bought for $15.00 Cdn at Benix (Kitchen supply store), with non skid mat. I like it but I was considering the Wilton tilter for sides. (Now sounds like a bad plan.)
Plan B:
Home Depot has some very good turntable bases to make yourself one and I think it would be really good because you can make it chest level for doing the sides...still thinking on that.

springlakecake Posted 4 Sep 2006 , 1:38am
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Originally Posted by psurrette

I bought that turntable when it first came out and returned it after my wedding cake slide right off the side! I also wrote to Wilton and gave them a earful of complaints. they coulndt understand why the cake slide off. They said it shouldn't have...... I have a differnt one now

2 of the 3 cakes that I used the tilting function have slid off of the cake board. The cakeboard stays on great though!! Luckily I was able to save them both with too much damage. I like the idea, but it just doesnt work that great

jeanair Posted 4 Sep 2006 , 1:47am
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I have both, the non tilting and tilting. No problems with either one. I do make sure that I have the cake secure on the cake board before I put it on the tilting table. I let mine set for 15 to 20 minutes before I start the icing process. never had a cake fall off yet. Just love it.

darcat Posted 4 Sep 2006 , 1:57am
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with all the horror stories I'm hearing about this tilting turntable I'm wondering why more people do not contact wilton and vent to them maybe they will then take it seriously that this turntable needs improving. I know some said they like it but it seems the majority dont. Maybe they should do a product recall and give a discount on a better model or something along that line so all their customers will not be losing all their hard earned cash and remain loyal wilton customers. Just a thought.

knoxcop1 Posted 4 Sep 2006 , 5:25pm
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I have two--no...make that three different turntables!

My fave is hard to describe. It's completely FLAT, white and has scallops around the edge. It was cheap as all get out, too!

The tilting turntable by Wilton is nice, though. Overpriced? Yes. But I feel like I need it when I'm doing pressed sidework, strings, etc.

I do have to be careful, though to turn the grain AGAINST the way my cake will be setting on the thing! icon_rolleyes.gif


morg Posted 7 Sep 2006 , 5:35am
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Not being fond of the Wilton offerings I bought an Ateco some time ago. This thing could support Godzilla and his cousins without blinking, lol.


cncsmom45 Posted 8 Sep 2006 , 5:42pm
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Hi. I was wondering where some of you bought your metal turntables you've mentioned. How much do they generally run? Thanks!

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