I know, I'm a little behind the times here, but I just got introduced to the cake wheel turntable thingy by Christine. Who has used it and what are your thoughts on it?
I just checked out their web site. It looks fantastic but it's a bit pricey.
Much too expensive---sorry.
That's kind of what I was thinking. I use the 5lb Satin Ice buckets to put the cake on top so it's raised and I can cover with fondant and get underneath -- never had a problem with that!! (and it's MUCH cheaper.) Thanks all!
I think the cost needs to be viewed as an investment. If you are a professional that makes lots of cakes, and it allows you to be more productive, then it's worth whatever the price. If it simplifies the work or time involved to do only one wedding cake, the purchase price of the cake wheel is probably less than half of what most charge for that one cake.
I usually just pull an appropriate size can from the pantry, and put it on my Lazy Susan. Green beans, shortening, etc, have enough weight to work well. I also had DH cut me some boards to move some heavy sheet cakes, which would be similar to her large board.
For a professional kitchen, it looks great!