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.
I hated it. I use Fat Daddios, and love it.
You want to invest in a nice, heavy, smooth-turning turntable. The FD one is nice and sturdy and not too expensive.
Ugh! I just bought one and haven't had a chance to use it. Guess I should take back!
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! ) I also use the regular Wilton turntable. However, DH took it apart and lubed the bearings. Now it isn't so bad.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
I use the non-skid too for cakes under 6"... those little buggers sure do like to scoot around! LOL
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.
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
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.