Williams Sonoma Mechanical Cake Decorating Bag

Decorating By cakesage Updated 28 Dec 2009 , 1:39am by andpotts

cakesage Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 8:23am
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I got a Williams Sonoma Mechanical Cake Decorating pastry bag for Christmas. I've never used one. Does anyone have or use one? Or any suggestions on the best way to use it? Any comments or suggestions are highly appreciated. Thanks!

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JanH Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 10:07am
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Did you read any of the product reviews for this item:

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/b304/

HTH

Mensch Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 10:57am
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Ay Jan, ouch! Those reviews were scathing.

I'm not sure what's so mechanical about it. You still have to fill it and press it, chage the tips, etc.

QueenJessica Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 10:03pm
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I have one, and I do not recommend it. I find it really hard to get together and clean, and mine broke after light use. Also, it's pretty much impossible to do things like flowers etc---very little control.

catlharper Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 11:12pm
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My dh got me one too...SIGH...I tried to make something out of it but the truth is that I'll put away the tips and use them and never use the "plunger" part. Just not a good thing for experienced decorators.

ckckhome Posted 28 Dec 2009 , 12:13am
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I wanted one but this is one gadget i will leave in the store. Thanks for the info

indydebi Posted 28 Dec 2009 , 1:32am
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So let me get this ... they "reinvented" the old plunger decorator bag that our grandmothers used 50 years ago and made it worse.

Typical. icon_confused.gif

andpotts Posted 28 Dec 2009 , 1:39am
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Sorry these just don't work well at all for cake decorating, but filling deviled eggs thumbs_up.gif

On the bright side Williams Sonoma is an awesome store (favorite) with great customer service so you can return it and get something great! Here are a few of the last items I got from them and love icon_smile.gif

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/sku548073/?pkey=x%7C4%7C1%7C%7C4%7Ccake%20dome%7C%7C0&cm_src=SCH

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/sku7933625/?pkey=x%7C4%7C1%7C%7C4%7Cbrownie%20bar%20pan%7C%7C0&cm_src=SCH

and the fall leaves pie crust cutters, but they must be seasonal. Anyhow hope you have a store near by they are really fun to browse through icon_smile.gif

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