Cake Turntables?

Decorating By zefron Updated 24 Oct 2010 , 8:22pm by Kandis

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zefron Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 1:51pm
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Do cake decorating turntables really help? If so can anyone recommend one under £20 that can be purchased in the UK? I bake and decorate as a hobby for friends and family so it's not something I'll be using professionally. icon_smile.gif Thanks

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SugarFiend Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 2:14pm
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I couldn't imagine trying to ice a cake without a turntable. Mine is a really cheap one - nothing great - but I'd be lost without it. Global Sugar Art has some inexpensive ones (about 9 gbp and 5 gbp), and I'm pretty sure they ship internationally.

HTH!

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Emmar308 Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 2:18pm
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I find my turntable invaluable so would recommend you invest in one, however they CAN be expensive here in the UK. I have heard some people have purchased a 'Lazy Susan' very cheap from Ikea and it does the job great.

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K1976 Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 2:29pm
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Lazy Susan.
Cheers!

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cakeythings1961 Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 5:11pm
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I wouldn't even try to ice or decorate a cake without my turntable!! Do you have an IKEA store nearby? I know some decorators use their lazy susan, and it's very affordable.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90074483

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DeezTreatz Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 5:25pm
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I have never decorated a cake with a turntable - but if someone bought one for me i'd give it a try! lol

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mbark Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 5:42pm
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I "tried" to decorate my cake when I did not have my turntable with me & it was so incredibly frustrating. I'm sure a lazy susan would work if they're too expensive where you are.

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heatherhasstyle Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 5:51pm
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I LOVE my turntable. It's a turntable delux. One side is for a half sheet cake and the other side has a round base. It rotates regardless of which side you use.

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zubia Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 6:17pm
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Originally Posted by heatherhasstyle

I LOVE my turntable. It's a turntable delux. One side is for a half sheet cake and the other side has a round base. It rotates regardless of which side you use.




Your turn table sounds great , which brand or company's is it .

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heatherhasstyle Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 7:05pm
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Originally Posted by zubia

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Originally Posted by heatherhasstyle

I LOVE my turntable. It's a turntable delux. One side is for a half sheet cake and the other side has a round base. It rotates regardless of which side you use.



Your turn table sounds great , which brand or company's is it .




I'm not 100% positive....I work for a cake shop and bought it here...but I'm almost that this is the one I have right here: (CK products)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003A02TR4/?tag=cakecentral-20

It's really nice and weighty too. I can't imagine not using it.

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zefron Posted 24 Oct 2010 , 7:59pm
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Thanks so much for the help. Am heading out to IKEA as soon as possible icon_biggrin.gif

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Kandis Posted 24 Oct 2010 , 8:22pm
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Do you all have turntables that are on pedestals? Mine is low and I sit it on top of a cake pan to give it more height. I was wondering if anyone else has other ideas to give it more height?

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