I Need Advice On An Item I Just Ordered Online...

Decorating By starryskyhearts Updated 14 Jun 2009 , 1:53pm by cblupe

starryskyhearts Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 5:41am
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Does anyone or has anyone ever used the Wilton Trim N Turn Plus? I ordered it but then saw a bad review about it. I don't have the money right now for the Wilton Trim N Turn Ultra, so I settled for this one. Is it a good product, bad product, alright temporarily until I can upgrade?

Also, what items would you recommend I have? I've already purchased tips and bags for decorating (including couplers and rings, and I believe Flower Nails), a turntable, a caddy to hold everything in. I will be buying a cake spatula next time I'm out shopping. Is there anything else I may need?
As always, thanks to everyone who read this, and thanks even more to those who reply!

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CakesbyBecca Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 6:12am
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I don't know what to tell you about the turn table, since I haven't used it. I've been doing cakes a little over a year and have taught Wilton classes, and the only turn table I have is the cheapest one Wilton offers icon_smile.gif. It has worked fine for me.
As a Wilton Instructor, I would go over all kinds of Wilton products with my students and let them know what they absolutely had to have, what would make their decorating easier and what was a waste of money. One of the items you didn't mention that I think is so worth the money is Wilton's bake even strips. I didn't get them until I started teaching, but now I won't bake without them. The other item I noticed you didn't list was the flower lifter. It's not necessary, but it helps. And don't forget your icing colors.
Good luck!

bakermommy4 Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 6:25am
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I have that turntable and it gets the job done just fine. I can't say what is a "have to have" item. I can say that I have purchased soooo many decorating supplies just because I thought I needed them and in the end they were kinda worthless. Cake decorating is quite expensive and you should make sure the things you purchase...you will use.

Now that I think about it...I couldn't live without my TURNTABLE LOL...

starryskyhearts Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 6:39am
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Originally Posted by bakermommy4

I have that turntable and it gets the job done just fine. I can't say what is a "have to have" item. I can say that I have purchased soooo many decorating supplies just because I thought I needed them and in the end they were kinda worthless. Cake decorating is quite expensive and you should make sure the things you purchase...you will use.

Now that I think about it...I couldn't live without my TURNTABLE LOL...




You've never had any problems with it? It's relieving that I got an answer, lol. Thank you so much!


CakesbyBecca - I added you on Yahoo messenger, I'd like to talk to you more

bakermommy4 Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 6:52am
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Nope no problem at all with it. It was the first turntable I purchased and even though I have 3 others...I still use that one the most

starryskyhearts Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 6:55am
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Originally Posted by bakermommy4

Nope no problem at all with it. It was the first turntable I purchased and even though I have 3 others...I still use that one the most




Well thank you so very much!

1234me Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 11:45am
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do you have a fondant smoother? Have to have that!

starryskyhearts Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 12:50pm
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do you have a fondant smoother? Have to have that!




I don't, but I don't really want to work with fondant. I won't rule out the option, but I want to focus more on traditional frosting decorating.

Minstrelmiss Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 1:36pm
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Originally Posted by starryskyhearts

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Originally Posted by wendyintx

do you have a fondant smoother? Have to have that!



I don't, but I don't really want to work with fondant. I won't rule out the option, but I want to focus more on traditional frosting decorating.




I actually don't use my fondant smoother for fondant, I use it for buttercream only! Works great to get a smooth surface. HTH icon_smile.gif

ptanyer Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 1:52pm
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I have the Wilton Trim N Turn Plus and haven't had any problems with it. The only thing that I make sure to do is to put a little square of the rubberized shelf liner (you can buy it at Walmart) under the cake. That keeps the cake board from moving around on the turntable while I am decorating.

I also have the Tilting Cake Turntable which I use all the time as well. Don't use it for tilting though because I like to keep my cakes level while working on them.

I use both of these turntables all the time and cannot do without them. I buy supplies like these at Michaels, Hobby Lobby or A. C. Moore using their coupons. When you can get a $70 item for 1/2 price, it takes some of the sting out of the costs icon_smile.gif

cblupe Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 1:53pm
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I also taught the Wilton classes and have to suggest the cake leveler. I bake my cakes in the 3 x 8 pans and love to use the leveler on this cake. I also use the bake even strips, they work great and you will love them. I also bake this cake with my flower nail so that the center of the cake gets done at the same time as the outside of the cake. cb

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