CupcakeQT82 Posted 22 Apr 2012 , 10:54pm
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So, I broke my old Wilton turntable - the Trim-n-Turn Turntable. I had a coupon for 50% off at Joann's and they had one of the Wilton Tilt-n-Turn Ultra turntables. I was wondering what you all thought of it? I haven't used it yet, but I have a 3D cake in a week when I''ll get to try it out. One of the bigger reasons i bought it is because a wedding cake order I have this summer is for a tiered cake that is decorated all in piped writing in various "poetic" phrases. I thought this might make the piping/writing job a lot easier. Any thoughts would be helpful!

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blissfulbaker Posted 22 Apr 2012 , 11:42pm
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I would give it a grade of "C-". I don't like the way it tilts. It is hard to explain why I don't like it. It isn't a smooth tilt, it is hard to tilt and when it does tilt it does it in a jerking motion. I know that does not make sense but when I have tried to tilt it a couple of cakes, the turn table sent the cake flying off it. So now I don't use the tilt option anymore. The other thing I don't like is the non-skid base. The non-skid covers most of the base, when I am using a bench scraper to smooth my icing it interferes with it. The non-skip catches the bench scraper. I wish Wilton would have put just a small patch of non-skid in the center and not all over it. At least this turn table is level and light weight (unlike their older model which was heavy and never level).

I would not recommend it. Even though I bought mine at the Wilton Tent sale and used my instructor discount, I am sorry I wasted my money on it. I don't think the people at Wilton really use their products before marketing them. I was at the Wilton School taking a class and one of the big shots from the headquarters that works in product development was there and she had problems getting her tilt and turn table to tilt. Her cake ended up on her work table!!! All I could do was laugh to myself!!!

CupcakeQT82 Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 12:58am
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Oh, no! I truly don't want to see one of my cakes on the table, or worse yet, the floor! Well, I'll give it a shot and see. I needed a turntable anyways, so if the tilt function isn't the greatest I can still use the turntable itself.

bernerluv Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 1:10am
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Originally Posted by blissfulbaker

I would give it a grade of "C-". I don't like the way it tilts. It is hard to explain why I don't like it. It isn't a smooth tilt, it is hard to tilt and when it does tilt it does it in a jerking motion. I know that does not make sense but when I have tried to tilt it a couple of cakes, the turn table sent the cake flying off it. So now I don't use the tilt option anymore. The other thing I don't like is the non-skid base. The non-skid covers most of the base, when I am using a bench scraper to smooth my icing it interferes with it. The non-skip catches the bench scraper. I wish Wilton would have put just a small patch of non-skid in the center and not all over it. At least this turn table is level and light weight (unlike their older model which was heavy and never level).

I would not recommend it. Even though I bought mine at the Wilton Tent sale and used my instructor discount, I am sorry I wasted my money on it. I don't think the people at Wilton really use their products before marketing them. I was at the Wilton School taking a class and one of the big shots from the headquarters that works in product development was there and she had problems getting her tilt and turn table to tilt. Her cake ended up on her work table!!! All I could do was laugh to myself!!!





Does it lock in place like the trim and turn? I'm thinking someone told me it didn't but I could be thinking about another one!

What class did you take at the Wilton School? I am registered for the Masters Class in June....driving up from NC and staying w/ a friend that lives up there....very excited!!

BlakesCakes Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 3:06am
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I have the old Wilton tilting turntable and I hate it--unstable, jerky, etc.

I LOVE the new Wilton Ultimate tilting turntable, Moves very smoothly, tilts easily and at pretty much any angle you need. I love using when I do very fine stringwork!

Rae

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