BatterUpCake Posted 9 Sep 2013 , 9:41pm
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I am making turntables. I can't decide if they should be 1 1/2" high or if I should add a base which would make them around 5". I have seen both out in the market but want to know what decorators prefer? I haven't finished cutting the base into a circle yet so ignore looks. Just pay attention to height. Thank you for your help...

 

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MimiFix Posted 9 Sep 2013 , 11:42pm
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Offer both? Often, potential customers look at a product and think, "Do I want to buy it?" But give them a choice and they think, "Which one should I buy?"

BatterUpCake Posted 9 Sep 2013 , 11:43pm
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great suggestion...

Cakespirations Posted 9 Sep 2013 , 11:48pm
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AI say both also. I have a tall cast iron ateco, and a short huge diameter lazy Susan.i use them both constantly. They have different purposes. The necessity for both is the same. :)

BatterUpCake Posted 10 Sep 2013 , 12:01am
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I was thinking $25 for the short one and $40 for the tall. They have the ball bearings and are rated to 300 lbs. As a consumer, would you be willing to pay that?

Cakespirations Posted 10 Sep 2013 , 12:04am
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AWhat is the diameter? If the short one is large enough, I will be your first client ;) and the price is right I think.

BatterUpCake Posted 10 Sep 2013 , 12:12am
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13". It seemed around 12 or 13" was standard. I have 2 Wilton stands and they are both crap. The one with the green rubber feet worked really good for a coupe of months and I liked it because it had a locking mechanism. But the last few cakes it has been kind of sticking...I'm also considering attacking rubber to the bottoms to keep them from sliding although they don't seem to when playing with them...

kaylawaylalayla Posted 10 Sep 2013 , 12:16am
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AI prefer the high ones, but I agree sell both.

JWinslow Posted 10 Sep 2013 , 12:34am
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Definitely offer both.   I prefer the higher ones - easier to get eye level when needed.

BatterUpCake Posted 10 Sep 2013 , 12:46am

Well I am keeping this one since it isn't perfect. I want to test this one out a bit before offering them for sale. I just need someone who weighs 300 lbs to stand on it with one leg and let me spin them for a coupe of hours...lol

Cakespirations Posted 10 Sep 2013 , 12:52am

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Well I am keeping this one since it isn't perfect. I want to test this one out a bit before offering them for sale. I just need someone who weighs 300 lbs to stand on it with one leg and let me spin them for a coupe of hours...lol

I seriously just :-D laughed! When your ready to sell, let me know! I do huge wedding cakes and am always looking for low, weight bearing turn tables.

BatterUpCake Posted 10 Sep 2013 , 1:37am

Just keep checking my website in my signature line. I do not discuss sales here out of respect for the CC guidelines. I am flattered by your interest.

MimiFix Posted 10 Sep 2013 , 11:06am
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Originally Posted by BatterUpCake 
 

I am making turntables. I can't decide if they should be 1 1/2" high or if I should add a base which would make them around 5". I have seen both out in the market but want to know what decorators prefer? I haven't finished cutting the base into a circle yet so ignore looks. Just pay attention to height. Thank you for your help...

 

 

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Originally Posted by BatterUpCake 
 

I was thinking $25 for the short one and $40 for the tall. They have the ball bearings and are rated to 300 lbs. As a consumer, would you be willing to pay that?

 

I love the tall turntable, especially the mix of thick with thin wood design. I can see using them as pedestal display stands, not just as a decorating turntable.

BatterUpCake Posted 10 Sep 2013 , 11:11am

I wish they had some type of locking mechanism. I would be worried the whole time that they would turn with a display cake if someone bumped the table. Ballbearing mechanisms turn very easily. But I am glad you like it...

Dayti Posted 10 Sep 2013 , 1:51pm

I think there is a use for both too.

Don't add rubber feet if there is a chance they will fall off - nothing worse than a wonky turntable. Maybe you could provide a piece of non stick shelf stuff, or suggest customer buys or uses some for under the base. Actually the Ikea lazy susans have a rubber ring - they don't look like they will come unstuck, so maybe that's a better idea than feet/pads.

Maybe you could add notches in the edges, to mark 1/2, 1/4, 1/3, 1/6, 1/8ths (or whatever) of the cake easier. Like they have on the PME tilting turntable. Not sure what others would think about that, I guess everyone has their system to divide the cake equally for decorating when needed.

BatterUpCake Posted 10 Sep 2013 , 2:01pm

I wasn't going to do feet as the base will be flat. I actually bought shelf liner and was going to permanently attach it to the bottom. I will have to chec out what you mean about the notches...thanks for input.

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