Luvtobake1960 Posted 2 Oct 2012 , 3:07pm
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What are your thoughts on this tilt turntable? It has a 12 inch diameter base. Has anyone placed a 14 inch or cake on it and if so success or disaster? It has a nonslip base but I am leary.

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leah_s Posted 2 Oct 2012 , 5:43pm
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useless

Lynne3 Posted 2 Oct 2012 , 5:50pm
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I hated it. I use Fat Daddios, and love it.

lilmissbakesalot Posted 2 Oct 2012 , 6:24pm
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You want to invest in a nice, heavy, smooth-turning turntable. The FD one is nice and sturdy and not too expensive.

JanDunlevy Posted 2 Oct 2012 , 7:08pm
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Ugh! I just bought one and haven't had a chance to use it. Guess I should take back!

inspiredbymom Posted 2 Oct 2012 , 7:18pm
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I love my FD. It turns so smooth! I don't have to touch it to go around in circles when icing a cake. However, it also turns too easily sometimes. I have to tape the bottom of the wheel to the base to hold it still! (or make hubby hold it in place! icon_smile.gif ) I also use the regular Wilton turntable. However, DH took it apart and lubed the bearings. Now it isn't so bad.

cheatize Posted 2 Oct 2012 , 11:53pm
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The blankety blankety top isn't attached to the blankety blanketly bottom. (insert curse word of your choice.) Every time I use it I pick it up from the top and darned near drop the whole thing. It's my turntable of last resort of the 4 that I own.

It's useful when I need a straight line, though. I get out my laser level, tilt the turntable, and shine the level across the top of the cake or cookie.

JanDunlevy Posted 3 Oct 2012 , 12:58am
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Okay, I give up. I cannot find a Fat Daddio's tilting turntable! The OP's question was about the Wilton's tilting turntable. I just purchased it and was ready to take it back to the store and order a FD but the only tilting one I can find is a PME. Can someone give me a source before I return my Wilton.

Evoir Posted 3 Oct 2012 , 1:13am
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P.O.S.

I threw it across the room when a cake i was working on slid off it, somersaulted and landed on its top. It was ivory BC with a black BC intricate pattern I was piping on it when it slipped.

Don't waste your money, is my advice.

lilmissbakesalot Posted 3 Oct 2012 , 1:24am

My advice is to not get a tilting turntable at all. Just use a 3 ring binder to prop your good turntable at an angle if you need to. Different widths will give you different angles. We pipe on the side of a lot of cakes and never tilt anything though...

The FD turntable doesn't tilt... but you won't miss that feature.

inspiredbymom Posted 3 Oct 2012 , 1:59am

JanDunlevy: My FD does not tilt. Never needed it. I guess if I ever do, I will try the binder thing! Still love it even without a tilting feature. One other thing, I do use a circle of non slip material on the top just for a little extra grip! icon_smile.gif

lilmissbakesalot Posted 3 Oct 2012 , 2:06am

I use the non-skid too for cakes under 6"... those little buggers sure do like to scoot around! LOL

Chellescakes Posted 3 Oct 2012 , 12:20pm

I have the PME one and I love it , the non slip surface is really non slip and I have had some mighty big cakes on it.

inspiredbymom Posted 30 Oct 2012 , 7:16pm

I just noticed in my Bakery Craft catalog that they have a tilting turntable.  It is suppose to be non slip.  I don't know anything about it other than that but I though it was something different. HTH

BlakesCakes Posted 30 Oct 2012 , 9:58pm

I have the "new" Wilton Tilt-N-Turn Ultra Cake Turntable--and I LOVE it.  I've put 14" cakes on it, I've done stringwork on it.  It turns smoothly and tilts easily.  The top is attached to the base.  I used a 50% off Joann's coupon to get it for $40.  I have put full piece of non skid mat on it to double up the protection and it works fine.

 

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=B6C5F52F-1E0B-C910-EA89E3D8AAAA40A9&fid=B6C5F5AC-1E0B-C910-EA55CA1034189552

 

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