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post #106 of 188
kathyscc, you have said what i have been wanting to say for a long time. if i had not taken wilton classes about 12 years ago, i would not know all the things i know now. yes, i have gone on and learned more with outside classes. anytime someone comes here in my town, i sign up. if they even come close by, i sign up. i go to conventions... take nick lodges classes. buy books. get wiltons books in the wilton aisle. at lest wilton got me on the road to discovering so much in the cake world. i have bought products besides wilton, and did not like them. so we all get things we don,t like or ever use. i do praise wilton, and i don,t believe they are hurting from all these negative comments. even nicholas lodge uses wilton colors , etc. and he is the best.
post #107 of 188
my Valerie White Sharp Top Edger. It's long sice passed. I don't make the type of cakes that it's proper made for. I'm sure it's a wonderful tool when using it for it's made purpose. Otherwise, a total waste of 20 bucks for me.

Elle
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post #108 of 188
So I'm only doing a handful of cakes a month and about a gazillion cookies, but I must say that I really only have Wilton stuff. And out of all the stuff that I've bought the only thing that I haven't really used is the kit that makes the impressions for all the curly-q's. I don't know what it's really called, but I don't use it so I don't care. Any one want it??? Oh, and the decorating combs. Don't use those either. Seriously. Send me your address.
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post #109 of 188
This is more of a question then anything but does anyone use Wilton parchment triangles? I have used them for about 12 years and always liked them, but in the past year they break no matter the consistency of the frosting. Anyone else have this problem? What does everyone else use?
post #110 of 188
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So I'm only doing a handful of cakes a month and about a gazillion cookies, but I must say that I really only have Wilton stuff. And out of all the stuff that I've bought the only thing that I haven't really used is the kit that makes the impressions for all the curly-q's. I don't know what it's really called, but I don't use it so I don't care. Any one want it??? Oh, and the decorating combs. Don't use those either. Seriously. Send me your address.



I am very interested!! I will send you a PM!
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post #111 of 188
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This is more of a question then anything but does anyone use Wilton parchment triangles? I have used them for about 12 years and always liked them, but in the past year they break no matter the consistency of the frosting. Anyone else have this problem? What does everyone else use?



I bought the large box of parchment triangles when I first started to take the Wilton classes-- I hate them!! i use the disposable plastic decorating bags. So now i have a whole bunch of parchment triangles- that I started to use for when I make cake balls. I place them on the triangle after I dip the ball in the chocolate! That is my way of stopping me from continueing to kick myself for buying them!! I guess that is my biggest purchase regret so far. I have been pretty happy with everything else I have gotten- but I have only been doing this a year.
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post #112 of 188
Wow I am at this very moment having to bake another cake as I have used my cake leveller for the third time and it has massively distorted the cake. I hate my cake leveller and it cost me a pretty penny too.

So it seems many like this agbay, must look into this and see what it does.
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post #113 of 188
I don't think there's anyone here who could honestly say they weren't using any Wilton products...

My only frustration with Wilton is it seems like they have a monopoly on cake stuff in Walmart and the craft stores. I would like to have a variety of things to choose from...and I don't order anything online (still trying to recover from ID theft and can't have a bank account).

Until I read some of the other complaints about Wilton products, I always thought that I must be doing something wrong, and that's why I was getting poor results with the Wilton products. I never thought about them just not working well...so it's kind of a relief to know that it's not my fault when they don't work that great.

Oh, the parchment triangles are still working fine for me. Sometimes I use them and sometimes I buy generic parchment paper and cut my own.
post #114 of 188
Ugh... the Wilton large leveler is such an evil piece of junk, I happily tossed it in the trash when my Agbay arrived. I wouldn't give that thing to my worst enemy. I still have nightmares of the tears I shed over cakes that didn't even have a speck of icing on them yet!

The Wilton tilting turntable also wound up in a landfill.

My Kopykake projector has been collecting dust in the garage for the past 4 years.

I thought the heated craft knife would make cutting 1/2-inch foamboard easier, but all it did was stink up the house. My #2 Xacto knife breezes through effortlessly.

I bought a box of Wilton parchment triangles when I took the class in 1991. Never used them, but never threw them away either. Now, I love them for chocolate. I think the box is probably a collector's item. LOL

I loved my hand-cramping black and red S-craft gun until I got the Makins screw-twist model. Now, it's just nice to have 2 guns in case I'm doing two colors.

And, yeah, I never use the scroll impression things, but that hardly qualifies as a wasted investment. I can pi$$ away 10 times that amount of money in the blink of an eye - and usually do. *sigh*
post #115 of 188
Mine. I was in a hurry, and instead of speanding a few more minutes, and going to the CORRECT store to buy good pans. I was at Sams, and bought the KA silicone pan set. I needed another bread loaf pan also. So I was thinking WOW cool. I save an extra trip, $$$ very cool. I'm a happy lil camper. That was until I went to take the cakes out. They stuck so bad I ended up cutting off the "pan" w/ a knife. At least they are red, and look cool.

Mike
post #116 of 188
I think I have learned a lot from this thread. Thanks for your honesty! I have bought a lot, but no where near some of you. I certainly learned taht there is a letter leveler!! I dont like the Wilton one but I have never seen another. I'm about to go online shopping. icon_smile.gif
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post #117 of 188
OMG!!! Am I ever glad that I'm not the only one with problems with silicone pans. I can't get them to work to save my life!!!

Okay. I have one more give-away. The stupid tip-saver containers from Wilton. I have about a gazillion tips, and if you stack ANY tips in the containers, they mess up the tips. UGH!!! So... Does ANYONE want them??? I'm shipping them for free!!!
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post #118 of 188
i haven't had any good luck with the wilton cake leveler (now that i've researched the agbay i want one!), but i recently discovered their disposable plastic decorating bags and LOVE them ... I have had such trouble getting all the greasiness from my buttercream out of the non-disposable ones. must not be washing them right or something ... but my cakes are always sticking to the Wilton baking pans I've got! And that's even when I know I've greased and floured properly, and not tried to take them out too soon or too late ...
What is the best brand of baking pan you guys have used that works consistently every time?
post #119 of 188
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What is the best brand of baking pan you guys have used that works consistently every time?



Magic Line, hands down. Love them!
post #120 of 188
awesome. thanks diane!
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