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post #31 of 188
I totally agree on the Wilton Levelers!! UGHHHHH, waste of money on those, My cakes are never level and the blades get stuck on the cake!!!! Horrible!! I would love an AGBAY!!!!!!!! If anyone wants to sell thier's I would gladly buy it!!!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #32 of 188
Didn't want to spend the bucks for the Wilton fondant rolling pin, so
I purchase a 1 1/4" PVC pipe at the hardware store, for $4.00 and cut out three pins.
I then bought the bands for thicknesses and they fit fine. It works
great. The 1" pipe works well for smaller pieces of fondant.
post #33 of 188
I had heard the same about the turntable but I think it was on here that someone tipped me off on using a spiral binder and just putting the cheepo wilton turntable on it of course you need to make sure you have a bit of non-slip mat under your cake on the turntable. It if slid at all no big drop and it works great!

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post #34 of 188
For my birthday (today!), my husband got me some cake decorating supplies off of a wish list that I had started .... one of the things I had on there was a tilting turntable and I KNEW exactly what one I wanted, but the list was mine and I didn't write details on manufacturers/model numbers. Lo and behold, he got me EVERYTHING on the list (granted, I'm a frugal girl at heart, so my list never was extravagent - mostly cutters and lots of Americolor shades and luster dusts). Anyway, I opened my box of supplies and out comes the Wilton tilting turntable (not the one I was looking at). I appreciated it anyway, just glad to have one at this point and overcome by his thoughtfulness ... then my husband takes it out of the box and says "You've got to be kidding me! This is a piece of crap! It's not heavy or anything!" He appologized for the gift!!!! I'm going to use it anyway, but he's already told me if this one doesn't work out, we'll get a good one. He's never even decorated a cake and agrees with the Wilton Tilting Turntable comments!
post #35 of 188
Thanks stsapph. I will have to look into one of those.
post #36 of 188
smoore

My advice to you is to take you tilted turntable get a refund and if you have a Hobby Lobby Jo Anns or Michaels in your area get their 40% off coupon put it with your refund and get you a good one because let me tell you I almost lost a couple of cakes because of this tilted turntable I know it was a gift from hubby but it might save you a lot of grief icon_cry.gif

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post #37 of 188
Haven't even read all the posts here, but I'll bet I'm not alone --

THE WILTON TILTING TURNTABLE IS THE WORST! Do not buy this --- it's such a waste of money.

It barely holds a 10" in place. It wobbles! They do have a locking mechanism, but it clicks out of place easily. It WILL NOT hold a larger cake well if at all. I nearly lost a 14" round last week (I was desperate and needed to at least try it). Thank goodness it was a fondant cake and not a bc -- it would have been lost for sure!

How they can put this out in all good conscience is beyond me, but anyway, just don't buy it!

I can't think of anything worse than this piece of junk!
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post #38 of 188
Let's see - I think nearly all Wilton stuff is crap.

However, I love tappits. You need the fondant really, really thin and dry. Way more than you think.

If the fondant is thin enough, the Wilton ribbon cutters works fine.

The icing sculptor is a particularly fine POS. Whoever thought that up needs to be smacked up side the head.

The Agbay is the best ever!

I'm pretty disapointed in the Sugar Veil machine. It's not that it doesn't work, because it does. It's just an aquarium pump and some cheap off the shelf accessories, marked up for extreme profit. They should be ashamed.
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post #39 of 188
My wilton pans... I only have the heart, petal, and hexagon ones now. I gave away all of my round and square ones after replacing them with magic line.

I haven't really found anything Wilton makes that I can't find a better version of either by another manufacturer or at the hardware store.
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post #40 of 188
If I'd ever thought of getting the Wilton tilting turntable, I sure won't now. ha! I really don't have problems with the Wilton pans, but I hear that others do. Guess I've just been lucky. I've got other pans, and they don't seem to work as well as the Wilton's for me. However, some of the plastic stuff Wilton has is kind of cheesy- like the fondant tools. They are okay, but if I was using them for anything other than hobby type stuff, I don't know how well they'd stand up.
post #41 of 188
I think we should take all the tilting turntables throw them into a cannon along with the character pans and other Wilton junk and shoot it out of here. I swear I think someone was on crack when they developed that piece of junk. Of course I think I WAS ON CRACK when I bought the da$% thing!!
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post #42 of 188
I'm with you guys on the Wilton stuff. That darn turn table cause me to lose a cake that was almost finished. I turned my head and heard a big splat! I looked back and saw my cake all over the floor!

I got rid of that thing ages ago. It wasn't worth the space it took up.
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post #43 of 188
well i wont buy that tilt turn table thanks for that infro....and what is aAGBAY LEVELER? and where do i get one? now that tool you use to make hair you squeeze man that thang is a pain get carporltonal, got to be heeman to squeeze,almost loose my religion every time i use it,treated it with hammer.
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post #44 of 188
I found that the clay tool isle at Michaels was like a dream come true.

I too am cursed with the Wilton turntable but I put some of that the anti slip drawer liner stuff on it and it helps keep things in place.
post #45 of 188
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Originally Posted by stsapph

Amy- Try a pie crust cutter. It has two wheels, one that does a straight cut and one that is a wave.



I use the metal ones found in the sewing department; plastic handles, small metal blade.
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