Turntable For Cake

Decorating By pj22 Updated 17 Feb 2015 , 2:59pm by johnson6ofus

pj22 Posted 12 Feb 2015 , 5:37pm
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Was wondering if anyone knew where I could find a turntable for a 3-tier cake? Would appreciate any help! 


I saw one on Ebay but it ships from Hong Kong and would arrive here in March, but I need it in 2 weeks!


Also, does anyone know how much the weight would be of a 3-tier cake (6"/8"/10") Chocolate cake filled with buttercream and some small decorations.


Trying to see what weight would be okay to spin on a turntable. Thank you so much!

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julia1812 Posted 12 Feb 2015 , 6:52pm
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AAre you looking for a turn table or a cake stand? Not an expert in tired cakes, but if I have more than one tire, I ice them individually on a turn table first and THEN stack them on a cake stand or board. Just trying to figure out what your plan is...

pj22 Posted 13 Feb 2015 , 3:06pm
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Sorry...Should've explained it better! Looking for a motorized (electric or battery-operated) cake stand so I can make the cake rotate.


I've seen the Karousel one but it's expensive!!! 


I just found one on Amazon, for displaying model cars, but trying to figure out how many lbs a 6/8/10 cake would be, so I can see if it'll fit on that?

craftybanana Posted 13 Feb 2015 , 3:44pm
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Model cars are very light weight, no where near the weight of a cake. It's the motor that determines the spinning speed. Just because the stand can support the weight of a cake 45+lbs, doesn't mean the motor can handle turning it.


I found this on another bakery's website about what their cakes weigh: http://www.mayfairbakery.com/products/3-cakes/16-servings-chart I'm not sure if it's average or not, but it's a place to start.

pj22 Posted 13 Feb 2015 , 4:19pm
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Thank you!!! So based on an estimate, the cake will weigh about 9-10 lbs. Any idea where I could find a rotating stand? 

johnson6ofus Posted 13 Feb 2015 , 4:26pm
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Anything that will be able to rotate a 3 tier cake (weight!) will be expensive. Some larger art pieces have display turntables, and that may be another source. But I bet it will still be expensive. 

pj22 Posted 17 Feb 2015 , 5:21am
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omg.. you are amazing!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!! so much!!

johnson6ofus Posted 17 Feb 2015 , 2:59pm
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Hope it works out for you. Also, did you see that this one rotates very slowly, only 1 RPM (revolution per minute). Just keep that in mind as you select. Good Luck!

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