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post #31 of 49
I agree anything Wilton is a waste of money. Wish I never purchased any of it. Also got one really huge lace rolling pin that was a 50.00 pin. I hate it it makes terrible lace like a picture out of focus. I need to look it up and provide a link . This makes me think I need to go through my cake equipment and sell some of this stuff on Craigslist or ebay
post #32 of 49
I use *barely* enough binder to hold them together. I am not a fan of the pre-chewed texture.
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post #33 of 49

Cricut was my biggest purchase. I got one at Hobby Lobby on clearance for $100. I was so excited to use it, but as of now have not figured it out. Finally gave up on it because I had to "baby" it to much!

post #34 of 49

have to agree with Cricut....

post #35 of 49

I disagree with all of the ribbon cutter haters. I use mine every time I make a bow, which is quite often, and every time I make a ribbon for the bottom of a cake and I've never had a problem.

 

 

The thing I use the very, very least is a cake ball maker for cake pops. I much prefer the "crumble up your cake and mix it with buttercream" method. The cake balls are just too dry without the frosting mixed in. Some people like it that way, I guess; I'm not one of them.

Like others, I purchased the cheap Wilton cake leveler. It wasn't just cheap in price... the quality is awful too.

Some of my Wilton pans bend easily and get some dings in the corners which are pretty annoying when you're going for a perfect, smooth cake.

post #36 of 49

I agree with the person that posted the "roll and cut mat". That roll and cut mat is also terrible for covering cakes with fondant. I still use it when I don't want to get my counters dirty and I'm only working on small flowers or decoration, but for covering a cake my counter top is 100 times better.

post #37 of 49
I would also say the babycakes cakepop maker I used it once in a pinch and realized making them by hand taste way better.
post #38 of 49

cricut.  it was under the christmas tree three years ago and has been out of the box three times.  grrrrr....still upset at hubby for wasting money on it.  (i didn't even say that i wanted one!) 

post #39 of 49
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Originally Posted by lorieleann View Post

cricut.  it was under the christmas tree three years ago and has been out of the box three times.  grrrrr....still upset at hubby for wasting money on it.  (i didn't even say that i wanted one!) 
It's really sweet that he surprised you with a new cake toy though(even if it's something you didn't want)! At least he tried!
post #40 of 49
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Originally Posted by kazita View Post

I would also say the babycakes cakepop maker I used it once in a pinch and realized making them by hand taste way better.

I don't make cakepops in mine.  I cook breadballs that are real good dipped in soup or chili.  Just use a good sturdy bread like French or Italian or other hearty bread.  I just learned you can make colored cakepop balls in it and bake them in a cake and make a polka dotted cake.   so maybe not that bad of a find since I have other uses for it.

post #41 of 49
I'd say 80% of the wilton products. As may of you said for a beginner decorator, that's great. But, over the years I have no use for them because i found easier ways or shortcuts to make life easier. I know this isn't decorating related per sat but I have an egg separator that sits. I can do it by hand a million times faster. Or, it could just be operator error. Ha Haha
post #42 of 49
I'd say 80% of the wilton products. As may of you said for a beginner decorator, that's great. But, over the years I have no use for them because i found easier ways or shortcuts to make life easier. I know this isn't decorating related per sat but I have an egg separator that sits. I can do it by hand a million times faster. Or, it could just be operator error. Ha Haha
post #43 of 49

I could not even give my wilton mat away for free.  Everyone must have heard how crappy they are.  It was expensive here in Australia, too.  I binned it.

I don't use my cricut heaps but I love it when I do use it.  I have lots of things I hardly ever use but I do love them when I want them.  I am a magpie, I collect.

post #44 of 49

Ha!  A friend who also has a cake business asked for help with fondant and gave me Wilton's mat as a thank you.  She has one and LOVES it.  She has asked what I think of it and I haven't the heart to tell her I'm too nervous to try it. I've heard too many bad things and worried it will be a waste of time, effort, and maybe fondant!

 

I agree, the Wilton cake levers are a waste!  I regret buying the wilton storage unit too.  Crazy how little actually fits in there.

post #45 of 49

Bless you ALL for this thread! I am starting out and this is so perfect for me! I was just drooling over the tool kits on Amazon... I think I will be a little more discerning now! Keep em coming!!

 

Oh, and on a side note? I have a TON (read: over 200) cookie cutters but they are all in plastic. Does plastic make a difference when using them for fondant/gumpaste? I would rather not replace all my designs in metal if I don't have to!

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