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post #46 of 188
Mine has to be my extruder gun, it is so hard to use that i am not nearly strong enough to get anything out of it. I think you need to be at super hero status to get this thing to work.
post #47 of 188
I don't have anything that I don't use. I have some things that I cuss at when I use them, but I use all of it. The wilton fondant ribbon cutter/embosser is a pretty miserable POS but I still find myself using it a lot. I just have to tighten the screw after every few rolls or it will unscrew. The fondant cutout/pattern press thing is good for making lace "clothes" for a naughty cake. My kids like to play with it too.


I had a pasta machine already, for making pasta. I don't have good luck putting fondant through it. I can roll bubble gum thin with it though, and make roses out of that. If anyone's looking for a pasta machine, I keep seeing them at Ross for $14.99. It's a lot more trouble than a rolling pin, to me.

Oh, and character pans...when I was pregnant with my first daughter and very emotional, I was at my mom's house trying to make a cake that looked like my dad's volvo station wagon, from a Wilton pickup truck pan. I don't remember exactly what set me off (actually, I believe it was torting the cake so it could have a hidden coconut pecan icing layer, and then frosting the wrong side, but we won't talk about that) but I opened the front door and chucked the cake out, along with the pan, howling in rage and frustration...and that pretty much sums up how I feel about character pans.
post #48 of 188
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Wilton's Icing Sculptor. This week I finally cleaned up...and let's just say it's on its way to the landfill. lol

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Ditto!

I hate this!
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post #49 of 188
Texas_Rose

You are too funny I think you did what all of us has wanted to do at one time or another icon_lol.gif

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post #50 of 188
Texas-Rose, I'm getting a visual from your story, and I must say, it's awesome!!! I love it! I have definitely wanted to throw a piece of equipment or cake from time to time, and it's not always when I'm doing a cake either! ha! I've gotten more patient with myself, but still have the visions from time to time! Thanks for the chuckle - I'll keep it in mind the next time I see a character pan (I don't use them myself)! icon_lol.gif
post #51 of 188
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Thank God I never purchased the Wilton Tilt Turntable. From everyones else post , sounds like it should come with a disclaimer- " May cause your cake to end up on the floor". icon_cry.gif

My waste of money was probably the Wilton Fondant roller ( trying to find another household use for it) or any Wilton Character pan ( How many ways can one use the star tip ????!!!!)
post #52 of 188
My wasted $10 was on the very thin fondant mat. It wants to curl up on the sides even with wetting the under side.

LOL I broke down and spent a whopping $2 on a piece of clear vinyl that fits over my island and it works great plus I have more room for rolling and helps to keep my counter from getting dirty.
Stephanie
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post #53 of 188
The Wilton Large Cake leveler, it was a waste of money, and cake!!!
I use a piece of fishing line to torte my large cakes and I thought "huh maybe I should try that Wilton thingy?"
Big mistake, I have'nt thrown it away because I'm a pack rat, but I curse it everytime I have to move it out of my way to get to something else.
post #54 of 188
I sure am glad I came across this post. My next purchase was going to be the wilting tilting turn table. Thanks for the advice. Does anyone know what other options there are?

I hate the wilton ribbon/fondant roller/cutter thingy. That dumb screw is either loosening itself or tightening itself every time I use it and messes up my lines.

I bought the wilton large leveler and haven't opened it yet. Do you think I should return it then? I just can't see myself spending that much money on an agbay.
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post #55 of 188
Wilton just came out with a new line of baking supplies. I found them on display at Michaels in yellow packaging.

It included a cutting tool made of metal with a smooth cutter and a wavy one on the single tool. It looks like a pizza cutter but smaller. I've been using my big pizza cutter for fondant and was happy to find this.

When I picked it up though, the first one on the shelf was defective. The wavy cutter had two blades instead of one. So if you get one, check it. Here I will post a picture with my pizza cutter for comparison.
LL
post #56 of 188
All those character pans I purchased from ebay when I was first starting out, seven years ago. I used one pan once.

I hung them in the window of the shop, thinking I could rent them out. In the last 1½ years, since I opened, I have rented out one. However, LOTS of people have asked me if they are for sale and for how much, so today I marked prices on all of them, and will sell them!!

woohoo.
post #57 of 188
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I bought the wilton large leveler and haven't opened it yet. Do you think I should return it then? I just can't see myself spending that much money on an agbay.



I would certainly return it. I use thread, some people use dental floss. The Wilton leveler is worse than useless (IMHO), it can tilt up/down and tear a cake all to pieces icon_evil.gif
post #58 of 188
I have to agree that the wilton tilting turntable is a POC! I hate it! I couldn't wait to get it but now it just sits there. Also the large fondant rolling pin. I just use my mom's old wooden one and I like it much better.
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post #59 of 188
I will have some disagreements, but I have wasted tons on luster dust. I can never get it to look neat and shiny. I hate it.
post #60 of 188
OMG!!! i just ordered a clay gun from sugxxxxxxx and it has already been shipped!!!

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