pinktea Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 3:59pm
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What is one piece of equipment that you invested in only to be dissapointed later?

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kettlevalleygirl Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:05pm
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I have both Wilton cake torter's, is that how you spell that?? Love my AGBAY!!!!
Should have spent the money first at Agbay.

crazy4sugar Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:09pm
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I've used my airbrush twice. I think I just need to find the time to read and practice, but I don't.

I LOVE my Agbay leveler...coudn't live without it.

bobwonderbuns Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:10pm
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I bought a large leveler (not Wilton's and unfortunately not Agbay) and I can't stand it! icon_cry.gif

Another dust collector I have is that $40 s u g a r c r a f t gun, the black and red one -- it's sooo hard on the wrist that I've used it once. icon_cry.gif

tiggy2 Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:11pm
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Most of the wilton stuff. I like their tips but that's about it.

Molly2 Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:12pm
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Wiltons Tilting Cake Turntable. What a disappointment !


Molly2 icon_cry.gif

JenniferL Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:17pm
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I would have to agree with the large leveler. It's just about caused me to lose my religion on several occasions! icon_lol.giftapedshut.gificon_lol.gif

TheButterWench Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:18pm
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My computer, I spend way too much time on here! lol

terrylee Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:19pm
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Unless there is a trick to using the little extruder I bought from Sxxxxxx(sorry, bought it before all the comotion) it's the pitts..........I love what it does but it is so blasted hard to squeeze. I have tried to soften my fondant a little bit in the micro , but then it drys so quickly when I do.

There has to be a better one out there....I would like to find it.

bobwonderbuns Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:21pm
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Originally Posted by terrylee

Unless there is a trick to using the extruder. it's the pitts..........I love what it does but it is so blasted hard to squeeze. I have tried to soften my fondant a little bit in the micro , but then it drys so quickly when I do.

Is there a better one out there....I would like to find it.




There is, the green Makins clay extruder -- it uses a twist action rather than a pump action -- MUCH easier on the wrists!! icon_lol.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:22pm
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Originally Posted by JenniferL

I would have to agree with the large leveler. It's just about caused me to lose my religion on several occasions! icon_lol.giftapedshut.gificon_lol.gif




icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!! I know the feeling honey! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Mencked Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:24pm

The tappits letter cut outs--I just have no luck with them--I probably need to practice more!

terrylee Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:24pm

Thanks bobwonderbuns - I check it out.

hwnhulahands Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:29pm

I would have to say the wilton fondant rolling pin (the small one). I hate and can't stand it. I just use my regular wooden rolling pin and it is wonderful.

debster Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:30pm

I second the Wilton tilted turntable thumbsdown.gifthumbsdown.gifthumbsdown.gif Almost lost a cake twice, I'm done with it !!!!!!!!! Someone just told me for the tappits (they give me grief too, but I love them ) To roll fondant thin even a 50/50 fondant gumpaste mix, let it sit for a few min and dust with a luster dust then cut out. Try that.


I see I thirded the Wilton turntable, hahahahahaha I hate that thing.

kettlevalleygirl Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:30pm
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Wiltons Tilting Cake Turntable. What a disappointment !




ME TOO!!

sorry I don't know how to add, Molly2 wrote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

adamt01 Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:31pm

Wilton's Icing Sculptor. This week I finally cleaned up...and let's just say it's on its way to the landfill. lol

Complete waste of money and time. Wish I never bought it.

yellobutterfly Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:33pm

probably my kopykake projector - even though I got a great deal, I just don't use it enough to justify it's purchase....also I'm having trouble keeping the arm up, even after tightening the screw, so it just collects dust right now..

also , I hate having all those character pans that I use only once and then have to find a place to store them...ugh!

cakemommy Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:33pm
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Originally Posted by tiggy2

Most of the wilton stuff. I like their tips but that's about it.




I so agree!!! Their tilting turntable icon_mad.gif their ribbon cutter/embossing tool! What a POC that is!!!!!! icon_mad.gif

I am going to have to check out this Agbay leveler. Never heard of it! HMMMM!


Amy

cakemommy Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:35pm

Oh yeah! Definately all those character pans. Mine were given to me moons ago. I think I have bought maybe two of them but I NEVER use them. No one wants a character pan cake!


Amy

SugarBakerz Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:44pm

my projector... I only regret it because I have had it nearly a year now and i have yet to use it.... !

cassiescakes Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:47pm

The largest invested piece of equipment I regret buying is my edible printer set up. I only use it occasionally and find it's more throuble than it's worth trying to get the colors to run. I guess if I had a call to use it on a daily basis it would be better.

KHalstead Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 5:03pm
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Originally Posted by SugarBakerz

my projector... I only regret it because I have had it nearly a year now and i have yet to use it.... !




um.........I think you guys need to pass those puppies on!! LOL I'm dying to have a projector but I just can't afford one!!! I'm constantly looking /bidding on ones that are less expensive on ebay!!

mcalhoun Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 5:04pm

Wilton large leveler (small one works fine), Wilton letter presses, Wilton fondant cutter embossor, Wilton fondant tools. I think only about half of their stuff is worth having and the other half is ok. Saving for an Agbay

indydebi Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 11:40pm

Ditto on the character pans, although thank goodness it was years and years ago and I've long ago sent them on their merry way to clutter up someone else's cabinets! But it was one of those life-lessons that causes me to pause whenever I'm buying something new ... "is this going to turn into a character pan collection?"

shalderman Posted 12 Apr 2008 , 12:55am

Yeah I must agree with the Wilton tilting turn table... While it works ok overall I hate 2 things - that the top part comes off (and can not be locked on in any way) and that it does not sit level! So my cake looks crooked on it. But I didn't know any better or I would have invested in a nicer one.

I'm not a fan of that Wilton ribbon cutter or the punch embossers that came in the FGP class kit...I could do without those, especially that punch thing. I have not used that since I took the class almost a year ago.

butterflywings Posted 12 Apr 2008 , 1:02am

i don't have a piece of equipment yet that i don't like, but after reading this thread, i know some i won't be buying! LOL

cohenandlillysmom Posted 12 Apr 2008 , 1:12am

I agree about most of the wilton stuff!

But my most upsetting purchase was just recently... I got a loan to open my cake shop and drove to Kentucky to buy used equipment (I live in Northern Indiana). All the used equipment is fine but my DH got so equipment happy he nearly threw a fit when I almost turned down a 20qt mixer, so needless to say I bought it. I thought maybe I could get ALOT of frosting done at once and it was not nearly as expensive as a hobart, I payed $1,300. Well I finally got to use it last week, I almost threw up when after all my frosting was made and there we tiny lumps of shortening through out my frosting! I ended up having to put small batches into my KA to get it smooth! What a nightmare! Im going to try a few more times but I am very frustrated that I gave into the pressure of my equipment crazy husband! icon_redface.gif

So in the end for all of you who hate your wilton pans and turntables, just sleep good knowing you dont have a $1300 piece of equipment sitting in your kitchen. icon_cry.gif

Amy729 Posted 12 Apr 2008 , 1:13am

Yes, the tilting wilton turntable. Horrible.

The wilton fondant cutter/embosser and character pans.

BTW, is there anything else out there like the wilton cutter/embosser tool that isn't made out of plastic?

stsapph Posted 12 Apr 2008 , 1:23am

Amy- Try a pie crust cutter. It has two wheels, one that does a straight cut and one that is a wave.

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