Cake Decorating Stands

Decorating By Niki11784 Updated 15 Sep 2014 , 12:22pm by dmacdo1

Niki11784 Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 3:42pm
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Not sure what they are called- pedestals that you put the cake on while you are decorating. I am looking to buy one- not too expensive, just a basic rotating stand. Any recommendations?

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tiggy2 Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 3:54pm
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They are called turn tables. Good ones aren't cheap and cheap ones aren't good. Wilton are the worst!!! I have a Fat Daddios and love it.

niccicola Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 3:58pm
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Turntable? I have the basic wilton one. I am in the process of getting the new Fat Daddio's but Sugarcraft.com was out of it, so I'm looking for another distributor.

Tclanton Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 3:59pm
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I agree with Tiggy. I have a wilton (plastic) and it is ok, but it really doesnt get the cake up high enough to save my back.

I bought a wilton that has a ceramic base (normal price $70) off of Craigs list for $30 and I love it.

Spend the money (if you can) and get one that you will like for a long time.

Niki11784 Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 4:00pm
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Sounding like a complete newbie- what makes a turntable bad/good? What features am I looking for?

tiggy2 Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 4:02pm
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Something that turns smoothly...the heavy duty wilton one wobbles horribly. Pay the shipping and I'll give the wilton one away.

Tclanton Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 4:06pm
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Hmm - mine doesnt wobble at all.

Niki11784 Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 4:09pm
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Are the Fat Daddios higher? I can see how that would help, being the right height.

Tclanton Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 4:11pm
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No, Fat Daddios is cheaper than the Wilton turntable.

tiggy2 Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 4:22pm
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Originally Posted by Tclanton

Hmm - mine doesnt wobble at all.


Does the top plate just sit in a hole in the base?

Tclanton Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 4:23pm
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Yes it does.

Niki11784 Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 4:23pm
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Wheres the best place to buy the fat daddios?

tastyart Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 4:23pm
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I spent less than $10 and got a lazy susan. It works great! The only thing it doesn't do is tilt.

Niki11784 Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 4:25pm
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Originally Posted by tastyart

I spent less than $10 and got a lazy susan. It works great! The only thing it doesn't do is tilt.




Do you remember what brand you got?

Tclanton Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 4:26pm
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global sugar art website

They are out of stock right at this moment.

Tclanton Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 4:26pm
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global sugar art website

They are out of stock right at this moment.

Tclanton Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 4:28pm
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global sugar art website

They are out of stock right at this moment.

Niki11784 Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 4:31pm
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How about something like this? You think it would work well?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003IIS1IY/?tag=cakecentral-20

tastyart Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 4:40pm
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Niki,
It doesn't have a brand name on it. It is a wooden one that I found at wally-world. If you get it home and it doesn't spin smoothly, you can always take it back.

carmijok Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 4:56pm
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Ok...I'm going to sound like the redneck caker, but I've been using an old flat turntable that I bought years ago for my kitchen shelves. To raise my cakes up higher I get one of my decorative cake pedestals, put that on the turntable and put my cake on the pedestal. I use a rubber shelf liner to keep the pedestal from moving on the turntable and another one on the pedestal to keep the cake from moving and voila! It ain't pretty but it works in a pinch! One day I'll probably buy a good one, but so far this works great and I'd rather spend the money on other cake stuff. icon_lol.gif

Niki11784 Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 7:30pm
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Do you guys think the one on amazon looked ok?

Niki11784 Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 4:15pm
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Hi guys, just wanted to update you. I bought a pottery sculpting turntable from amazon for $30 and I am IN LOVE. I made 2 cakes on it so far and it turns SO smoothly. I am so happy I didnt splurge on a $70 cake turntable. Thanks for all of your help.

Herekittykitty Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 4:24pm
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Originally Posted by carmijok

Ok...I'm going to sound like the redneck caker, but I've been using an old flat turntable that I bought years ago for my kitchen shelves. To raise my cakes up higher I get one of my decorative cake pedestals, put that on the turntable and put my cake on the pedestal. I use a rubber shelf liner to keep the pedestal from moving on the turntable and another one on the pedestal to keep the cake from moving and voila! It ain't pretty but it works in a pinch! One day I'll probably buy a good one, but so far this works great and I'd rather spend the money on other cake stuff. icon_lol.gif




LOL! I do the same thing. icon_lol.gifthumbs_up.gif

Bubbl3h3ad Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 4:32pm
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Originally Posted by Herekittykitty

Quote:
Originally Posted by carmijok

Ok...I'm going to sound like the redneck caker, but I've been using an old flat turntable that I bought years ago for my kitchen shelves. To raise my cakes up higher I get one of my decorative cake pedestals, put that on the turntable and put my cake on the pedestal. I use a rubber shelf liner to keep the pedestal from moving on the turntable and another one on the pedestal to keep the cake from moving and voila! It ain't pretty but it works in a pinch! One day I'll probably buy a good one, but so far this works great and I'd rather spend the money on other cake stuff. icon_lol.gif



LOL! I do the same thing. icon_lol.gifthumbs_up.gif




That's funny, I'm gonna do that too. Great idea - I'm probably redneck too, lol

chefjess819 Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 4:43pm
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home depot sells the turn plates to make your own lazy susan. a friend of mine has just installed new countertops in her kitchen, so we used a 10" cake circle, cut a circle out of the formica, put the plate on, then made a base out of mdf and a wooden banister cap. the plates turn smoothly, and the banister cap raised it to the perfect height for decorating cakes.

scp1127 Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 4:45pm
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I found a lazy susan at TJ MAxx for $30.00. It's marble, about 15 inches, with the best ball bearings, and it will spin smoothly with several rotations holding a heavy cake. I have a cake turntable, but it will never be used again.

BB&B has a $10.00 clear cake stand on ball bearings that they keep in stock. It is a great alternative, and much better than the Wilton.

Bethkay Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 5:03pm
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I love my reversible turntable from CK Products. It is available from Amazon for $43.99--not as inexpensive as some, but certainly cheaper than others. It is constructed of wood and covered in Formica. One side is rectangular for working on sheet cakes or square cakes; the other side is round--14" I believe. It turns easily and is a breeze to clean. It is listed under cake turntables on Amazon.

Tclanton Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 5:37pm
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My honey is in the process of making me a tilting turntable. If you are interested in seeing a pic of the final product, PM me and I will send once it is completed.

cakelady2266 Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 5:57pm
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I have a metal Ateco stand, it's sturdy and doesn't wobble.

imagenthatnj Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 6:03pm
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Originally Posted by Bethkay

I love my reversible turntable from CK Products. It is available from Amazon for $43.99--not as inexpensive as some, but certainly cheaper than others. It is constructed of wood and covered in Formica. One side is rectangular for working on sheet cakes or square cakes; the other side is round--14" I believe. It turns easily and is a breeze to clean. It is listed under cake turntables on Amazon.




Got this one the other day. It was so great that I ordered another one to send to my sister as a present. On one side you can decorate sheet cakes and on the other side is a round 14".

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

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