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post #61 of 188
For all those having trouble with the clay gun, either the one that you squeeze or the one that you turn the lever up on top...try mixing in a little shortening into your fondant and it will make it very soft. It won't dry up and you'll be able to squeeze it through with a ton less effort. I used to have the same trouble and then I read this trick somewhere on here and it's made a TON of difference.
post #62 of 188
i bought the wilton roll and cut mat for like $10 and everytime i used it my fondant kept sticking to it. so i bought ayard of vinyl at walmart and it works like a dream
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post #63 of 188
Ditto avenje. Ever since I started mixing in the shortening it works MUCH better!
post #64 of 188
I agree..the wilton small cake leveler is awful!!
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post #65 of 188
Thanks avenje i will give that a try.
post #66 of 188
I would get rid of all Wilton brand pans. My magic line put them to shame. Also the Agbay puts the witon leveler to shame.
post #67 of 188
I have to say that the wilton fondant roller/cutters embosser stuff that came with the classes is all crap. Never used it beyond the class. Unfortunately my DH went and bought boxed lot stuff on eBay for xmas and I gained to more of everything. His heart was in the right place...

I sold all my character pans on eBay....and went shopping! I will say I definetly won't be buying the tilting turntable.

Hey...too bad we can't just mail all this crappy stuff back to Wilton H.Q.......think they will ever get a clue??
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post #68 of 188
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thanks Kayla1505 for the vinyl tip. I didn't think about that!!
post #69 of 188
OMGoodness, guess what my next purchase was? A wilton tilting turntable. I am soooo glad I looked through this thread. Won't be wasting my money. I too have the wilton fondant mat that is useless, but my biggest waste was buying a practice board from wilton--stupid, hard to clean, just junk in my opinion. I have the opposite experience with character pans-that's what everyone wants, and I'm SICK of making stars-I want to create something awesome icon_lol.gif
post #70 of 188
Character pans -hands down. But in my defense, I bought them all while I was still just a "hobbyist".
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post #71 of 188
I don't think all Wilton products are crap. For the price, there is no comparison to their tips.

For the beginner/intermediate decorator, their equipment is adequate.

with the exception of...

the tilting tt(I think if it had a center prong ...this would be nice to hold them smaller cakes too), the ribbon cutter(they've been aware at hq of the problems with this since it's been on the market and still no genius to solve it...hmmmmm), that embosser thing(I don't understand the angle)...

I would say that it was the Wilton's oval pan set.

They still sell the set but they no longer manufacture the friggin' separators for them and you have to hunt far and wide for someone who still has them aaaaaaaaaaaaaand the most popular size, you have to hunt even further for!!!


oh oh oh....I haven't heard anyone mention the romantic castle cake set....
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post #72 of 188
I never use my 3D pans (duck, bear) I've used them once each and they just take up WAY too much space. icon_lol.gif

I actually like my Wilton TTT But I don't use it for tilting icon_lol.gif I just use it as a pedestal to get the cake up closer to me so it's more comfortable to work. Makes it easier on my 6' frame!
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post #73 of 188
This has been a very educational thread. I have never seen a Wilton tilting turntable, but now I know I don't want to. I looked at the Agbay leveler online and saw one for $250. Don't know if that's the only one they sell, but I'll stick to dental floss unless someone knows of another good leveler for a lot less!

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post #74 of 188
Hands down it is the wilton turn table! It was really expensive and I too, nearly lost a cake 2 out of 3 times I used it. It wasnt that the cake board slips off the thing, it was my cake sliding off the cake board. So maybe it's not that the turn table is so bad it is the IDEA that your cake will stay on at a 60 degree angle that is the problem LOL!

I too am a little disappointed with the sugarveil. Maybe I just didnt get the hang of it. It is a lot of money and I feel bad that my DH bought it for my birthday nearly a year ago and i have hardly used it.

I love my sugar craft gun. I agree that it could be a little more user friendly (I wish it was bigger!) But I use it very frequently.

I like the tappits. They do take some practice though.
post #75 of 188
Merissa,

I would love some hints on the tappits. I just got some last week and tried to use them for a cake and ended up going a different route. The letters looked horrible. I couldn't get crisp edges.

Thanks!
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