Wilton Professional Turntable

Decorating By tootie0809 Updated 28 Mar 2014 , 7:45pm by lcubed83

tootie0809 Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 4:54pm
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I have Wilton's Trim and Turn turntable. It's worked okay, but if there is a very heavy cake on it, it doesn't turn smoothly and makes icing a cake with a bench scraper very frustrating.

I saw at the craft stores that Wilton has a "professional" grade turn table. It's about $40, so I'm wondering if this is worth it. Does anyone have it? Does it turn smoothly? Is it worth the money?

I'm doing a wedding cake next weekend and really need to get a nicer, smoother turntable.

Thanks for any help!

18 replies
Rylan Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 5:42pm
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Is it the really heavy metal one? If so, I bought those and returned it because it wobbles.

dberck Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 6:32pm
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A new turntable was my request this year for Mother's Day...after some research here, I passed on any Wilton...I got the Fat Daddio and love it! It is heavy but it turns like a dream! Well worth the money.

tiggy2 Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 6:35pm
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I had the Wilton heavy duty one and it wobbled terribly. I replaced it with the Fat Daddio and it's wonderful.

Shannie13 Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 6:48pm
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I researched and researched the Wilton turntables and found that they were just not what I wanted. I instead took a shot and spent $8 CAD at Ikea for their lazy susan, and I couldn't believe just how great it worked. Hubby went back and bought me 2 more. Very simple turntable design, very close to the table and can support a 4 layer 3 icing layer cake with ease! Just thought I would throw in my 2 cents!

grandmom Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 9:02pm
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Two words: Fat Daddio

cherrycakes Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 9:09pm
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I have a Fat Daddio and find that it turns too easily. Does anyone else find that? I've never turned any other professional turntables but my husband saw me working with mine and asked how that cannot bother me? It was a bit of a pain when I was decorating a three tiered wedding cake and I had to hold onto the board to keep it still. Maybe there's something wrong with mine??

tatorchip Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 9:33pm
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I have the Wilton tilt and turn and the only problem I have with it is, when I lift it I have to make sure to hold on to the botton of the stand or it falls off. That is good for storing but not for moving with a cake on it, but as far as turning and tilting and supporting a large cake it works fine.

sugarandslice Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 9:49pm
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I have the Wilton trim n turn Ultra and I find that it's not a smooth ride! It tend to 'judder' at times. I'm really disappointed because I'm in Australia and they're so much more expensive here. i'm not sure I can justify the expense of a better one. In fact, I'm not sure Fat Daddio is even available here.
Oh well, I guess I just have to put up with it.

Emma

tatorchip Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 10:10pm
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Originally Posted by emcm51

I have the Wilton trim n turn Ultra and I find that it's not a smooth ride! It tend to 'judder' at times. I'm really disappointed because I'm in Australia and they're so much more expensive here. i'm not sure I can justify the expense of a better one. In fact, I'm not sure Fat Daddio is even available here.
Oh well, I guess I just have to put up with it.

Emma


emcm51 maybe you could try finding one on line, but sometimes the S/H is so high that it makes a purchase way too expensive. I have to order a lot online due to the cake supply stores are so far and the price of gas is almost as high as the S/H I try to see the cheapest way and if I have a coupon or the sites have a sale. It is kinda like hunt and shop.

leah_s Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 10:56pm
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One word: Ateco

jensenscakes Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 11:40pm
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I just got a Wilton one and mine wobbles terribly. Go with Ateco.

tatorchip Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 11:41pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

One word: Ateco


leah_s, thanks, something to really think about, which one do you have the round or rectangler

leah_s Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 11:45pm
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round.

And seriously, Wilton Professional is an oxymoron.

tatorchip Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 11:47pm
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thanks leah_s, my dh told me to get it so I will

tootie0809 Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 11:50pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

round.

And seriously, Wilton Professional is an oxymoron.




LOL! That's why I thought I'd ask first. VERY glad I did! I will definitely steer clear of the Wilton ones. I'm going to check into both Fat Daddio and Ateco. Thanks for all the responses! icon_smile.gif

Bunsen Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 11:57pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by emcm51

I have the Wilton trim n turn Ultra and I find that it's not a smooth ride! It tend to 'judder' at times. I'm really disappointed because I'm in Australia and they're so much more expensive here. i'm not sure I can justify the expense of a better one. In fact, I'm not sure Fat Daddio is even available here.
Oh well, I guess I just have to put up with it.

Emma




Emma, I was put off by the prices here too... then I went on a course at Planet Cake and discovered they use TV turntables - the cheap ones that are 2 black circles of plastic that turn, IYKWIM. I got mine from the $2 shop - works perfectly!

Ralch Posted 28 Mar 2014 , 12:05am
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AHow much weight can this white wilton professional turn table take.

I have an 8 12 16 tier cake. im wondering if this turntable can take the weight without breaking at tbe wedding reception

lcubed83 Posted 28 Mar 2014 , 7:45pm
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Ralch, usually the turntable is used during decorating, not for displaying the cake.  I'm not sure how that would work.

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