Wilton Tilting Cake Turntable...need Answers :)

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lvspaisley Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 4:02pm
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Hey there,

I am on my way to buy the Wilton Tilting Cake turntable. Is it a good product and is it worth the money? Is it REALLY non-slip??

Love to hear your opinions on this icon_smile.gif

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Denise Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 4:10pm
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I didn't like it....I gave it away! It wobbled and made me nervous that it would fail and my cake would have been a blob on the counter.

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luelue1971 Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 4:13pm
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I don't like mine either. It never set level. Also when I used it tilted my cake slid on the cake board.

Don't waste your money!

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justinsnaynay Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 4:26pm
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I agree with the others . It does not seem sturdy at all. I gave mine away . Don't waste your money.

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lvspaisley Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 4:29pm
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Thanks you guys icon_smile.gif I'll just use that $ for something FUN today icon_smile.gif

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Michele25 Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 4:31pm
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I bought mine with a 50% off coupon from Joann's. I used it twice, but hate it because, like the others, it feels really wobbly and I'm scared to death one of my cakes will fall off. Everytime I try to lift it to move it to a different spot, the turntable part comes off. Drives me nuts!!!!!!!!! Glad I didn't pay full price!!!

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kimblyd Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 8:09pm
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Bought it. icon_razz.gif

Cake fell off of it. icon_cry.gif

Hate it. icon_evil.gif

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BabyBear3 Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 8:48pm
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I used it once and it was really wobbly and I'm not a big fan of it. I hate that I wasted the money on it.

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lvspaisley Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 9:50pm
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I am soooooo glad I asked before I bought it! Thank goodness I have honest people to tell me the truth icon_smile.gif

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MessiET Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 10:16pm
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I am so glad I saw this post too. I have been wanting to buy this for a long time. I just thought it would help when adding details on the sides of the cakes. Is there another brand that works?

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hammer1 Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 10:23pm
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find a restaurant supply place in your area that will allow you to buy or find an auction where a baker is going out of business. I stumbled on one by accident one day. I bought two for about 40, they are the heavy duty ones and they work great.

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hammer1 Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 10:30pm
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find a restaurant supply place in your area that will allow you to buy or find an auction where a baker is going out of business. I stumbled on one by accident one day. I bought two for about 40, they are the heavy duty ones and they work great.

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saap1204 Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 10:31pm
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I also bought the tilting turntable--great concept but the mechanics of it are horrible. When I had it tilted, my cake, also, slid off--I caught it. When I put a stacked cake on it, I thought it was going to break. I returned it. I just bought Wilton's Professional Turntable. Has anyone had any experience with this or should I just take it back now?

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hammer1 Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 10:34pm
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find a restaurant supply place in your area that will allow you to buy or find an auction where a baker is going out of business. I stumbled on one by accident one day. I bought two for about 40, they are the heavy duty ones and they work great.

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leah_s Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 12:53am
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To get your cake at a slight angle (not so much that it will fall off the turntable) just slip a bench scraper under an adge of the cake, so that the edge of the cake board is resting on the bench scraper's handle.

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SugarFrosted Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 3:44am
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A while back the subject of the Wilton tilting turntable came up and how unstable it is. I had been thinking of buying one, but decided not to. I came up with a more stable version to use.
I have an 18"turntable that I always use when working on cakes, it has a circle of that non-slip mesh we all use. I had an extra 4"ring binder, I use them to store my cake decorating magazines. I taped the edges together with packing tape and wrapped a length of that non-slip mesh around the binder and set it on my turntable. I also set my trim'n'turn turntable (from the Wilton courses)on top of that and added another circle of non-slip mesh. It will turn, but nothing slides. You could set it on a box to make it higher. It works very well, and doesn't dump cakes like the Wilton one has done for several here.
LL

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cakeladyatLA Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 9:03am
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actually I looooove mine I use it every week....

but not on cakes. I decorate my cookies on it because the way I sit I dont get as tired.

Patty*

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cakeandpartygirl Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 9:33am
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There was some one in my wilton cake decorating class that was given one as a gift. She couldn't get hers to lock and the top part kept separating from the bottom.

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HannahLass Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 9:48am
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I dont know about the wilton one I have a PME tilting turn table got it at 1/3 off at my local decorating shop. And I love it nothing falls off it the top does come off when you want it to and now when you dont. I have used it on all my cakes and love it.

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Molly2 Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 9:53am
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I bought the wilton turn table Big waste of money its scary I also bout the wi Wilton's Professional Turntable I love it I also have the Wiltons reg. org Turntable and use it quite abit

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cakemommync Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 2:36am
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Oh bummer! I just bought one today as someone handed me a 50% off coupon. I haven't tried it yet but am surprised as all their other turntables I have I have been really pleased with!

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SeriousCakes Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 1:31am
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I think I'm one of the few who loves mine! I use one of those non-slip drawer liners as added insurance and haven't had a cake slip yet. Actually if you're interested I think at least 3 of my videos show me using it tilted!

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Eisskween Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 5:06pm
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I wish I would have read this post BEFORE I bought mine. I hate it too. What a waste of money. icon_cry.gif

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KatieKake Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 12:50am
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I bought it, tried it, took it back. Only one of several Wilton products that didn't work as I thought they would.

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snowshoe1 Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 1:16pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SugarFrosted

I came up with a more stable version to use.
I have an 18"turntable that I always use when working on cakes, it has a circle of that non-slip mesh we all use. I had an extra 4"ring binder, I use them to store my cake decorating magazines. I taped the edges together with packing tape and wrapped a length of that non-slip mesh around the binder and set it on my turntable. I also set my trim'n'turn turntable (from the Wilton courses)on top of that and added another circle of non-slip mesh. It will turn, but nothing slides. You could set it on a box to make it higher. It works very well, and doesn't dump cakes like the Wilton one has done for several here.




Sugarfrosted - this is super clever! Thanks for sharing the picture. I've been looking for a good device to do stringwork - looks like I'll be digging out all those different sized 3-ringed binders from the old days!

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lilahcakes Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 1:25pm
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sugarfrosted, very clever. I think you should change ur name to MacGyver icon_lol.gif

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newmansmom2004 Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 1:44pm
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What a smartypants you are - that's wonderful! That's such a clever and creative way to make your own STABLE turntable.

My girlfriend lost a cake to the Wilton turntable because she couldn't get it locked. She's never used it since then. I haven't had a problem with mine but I can sure see how people could.

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Hawkette Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 9:37pm
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Wow, SugarFrosted, thanks for sharing! That's very clever. I bought the tilting turntable a while back. I've only used it once, and that was with a 6", so I didn't have any problem with sliding. I did use the mesh that SugarFrosted for added slip resistance. It is a rather shoddy design, and the top does come off much too easily. I will probably still use mine (at least until I have a cake disaster) because it is fabulous to have something that lets you turn and access the side easier, but I don't know that I would buy this one if I had things to do over again.

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beth2027 Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 10:20pm
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I like mine, but I don't do large cakes (the biggest I've done is a half sheet). The top and the base do seperate from each other, but I've found that makes it easier for cleaning purposes.
I've not had a cake slip, but I can see how a larger cake might slip.
I've not had any problems with getting it to lock.
I'd say if you are wanting a professional stand, this one is not the way to go, but if you are just a hobby baker (small stuff for friends and family) then it is a good investment.

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