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post #16 of 126
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Cake wise, I think the 'Why would you buy that thing?" is the plastic flower formers http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E30D6BC-475A-BAC0-52D7BCD556CBFD28&killnav=1 . Just cut a paper towel cardboard core in half and BOOM! You got flower formers!



Never thought of that. But that's a great idea!
post #17 of 126
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Cake wise, I think the 'Why would you buy that thing?" is the plastic flower formers http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E30D6BC-475A-BAC0-52D7BCD556CBFD28&killnav=1 . Just cut a paper towel cardboard core in half and BOOM! You got flower formers!



Never thought of that. But that's a great idea!



When I first got started doing cakes, the lady who ran the cake supply store wouldn't even stock those formers. She'd tell all of her customers this neat little trick!
post #18 of 126
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And yes, I asked for and got a hot dog cooker for my birthday... that thing is AWESOME! Put the dogs on, perfectly cooked and juicy... oh man. Nope, I wouldn't trade that for anything!

So laugh all you want! Im in heaven! hehe!




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post #19 of 126
Like some other people here, I like my cake tester. It's longer and more narrow than a toothpick and I don't have to search for toothpicks all the time that my family has moved.
post #20 of 126
another kitchen item the DH bought me as a stocking stuffer that I thought was useless was this tiny little ball whisk (like smaller than those super bouncy balls...maybe a little bigger than those ceramic pie weights). I put it with all my other whisks thinking that i would never use it, and one day i was mixing chocolate milk powder into milk for my son, and mixing it with a spoon just wasn't cutting it...lots of clumps...saw that tiny whisk and knew why i needed it! it works great...maybe my hubby does know a thing or two about cooking!
post #21 of 126
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Cake wise, I think the 'Why would you buy that thing?" is the plastic flower formers http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E30D6BC-475A-BAC0-52D7BCD556CBFD28&killnav=1 . Just cut a paper towel cardboard core in half and BOOM! You got flower formers!



Never thought of that. But that's a great idea!



When I first got started doing cakes, the lady who ran the cake supply store wouldn't even stock those formers. She'd tell all of her customers this neat little trick!



My 2 cents on this..I do use the paper towel roll and I even tell my students. But what I love about the plastic ones is that they come in different sizes..wich towel paper rolls dont..and in some things, that does make a difference... thumbs_up.gif
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post #22 of 126
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Originally Posted by CutiePieCakes-Ontario

I was recently in Michael's, browsing the Wilton Aisle, and saw something I couldn't believe someone would invent, let alone buy.

It was a Cake Tester. All it basically is is a thin metal pin stuck into a rubber handle. You push the pin into the cake, and if it comes out clean, the cake is done.



Well, I grew up using a cake tester - the long metal pin with a round band on the end to put your finger through. My mom had it for YEARS and that's all we ever used to test cakes! LOL!

I don't think I've purchased anything yet that I'd call ridiculous. Maybe the Wilton plastic turntable because that's the one thing I've simply thrown out in the trash because it was a waste of money and I nearly lost a dozen cakes from the darned thing tilting when it was supposed to be locked! icon_surprised.gif
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post #23 of 126
I have to agree with indydebi about the brownie stuff. I saw it at hobby lobby the other day and I just couldn't belive it. There were special pans, spatulas, boxes, stencils, shakers and lots of other stuff too. Just crazy, but I guess some would say that about all the cake supplies too.

I think the tip covers are at the top of my list, but I know I have more silly stuff.
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post #24 of 126
I like the plastic Wilton formers. I like egg trays better for formers because they give it a cupped shape without being perfectly round, but I have the Wilton formers and use them often.

For me the useless thing would be that fondant punch that was included in the course 3 kit. I still have it in case I end up with a lightbulb moment and think of something to do with it....but nothing so far.
post #25 of 126
are you kidding me...it's called a toothpick!!! icon_cry.gif what a waste of money.
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post #26 of 126
I use skewers,too! They are so much better than toothpicks because of the length. I get them at the See Spot section at Target for a dollar (when they are in stock).

I think the most useless thing is the stupid cake leveler. That damn thing just doesn't work...EVER. At least not for me icon_lol.gif
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post #27 of 126
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Originally Posted by tonedna

I actually love the fact that is non disposable and you can reuse it. I had a cake tester for years and never use toothpicks or skewers again, so I can't say I dont love it icon_redface.gif cause I do love mine..
But the covers for the tips, I agree, they dont stay!
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WHO SAIID YOU CANT REUSE MY SKEWERS... lol They wash up, and dry easily!! like I said before, toothpicks not so great, I like them long.... My mother and grandmother has been using skewers ever since kababs were invented... or before, hehe!!

I'm Aussie, so we have Kababs on the BBQ alot... so lots of skewers for cakes...
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post #28 of 126
Thank you everyone! I haven't laughed this hard since the thread on the shape of someone's backyard many months ago.
I completely forgot about my grandma's cake tester! I'm going to find that sucker and start using it.
As far as useless stuff...someone gave me these curved pieces of plastic. I have no clue what they're for so to me they're useless until I figure out what to do with them.
post #29 of 126
This is a most amusing thread.

I have been using the cardboard egg cartons for flower formers, I cut them up and use them individually, a little bit of bubble wrap and you can mold it for however you want your flower to form.

I have tried all of the above for cake testers, mostly just what I find the fastest as the timer is beeping. Last Christmas I got straw cake testers, it looks like a broom and you just pull them off one at a time, they are longer than a toothpick and not as long as a skewer. I keep them hanging on my fridge on a magnet clip.

Agree on the tip covers 100%. icon_wink.gif
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post #30 of 126
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Originally Posted by idgalpal

Thank you everyone! I haven't laughed this hard since the thread on the shape of someone's backyard many months ago.
I completely forgot about my grandma's cake tester! I'm going to find that sucker and start using it.
As far as useless stuff...someone gave me these curved pieces of plastic. I have no clue what they're for so to me they're useless until I figure out what to do with them.



Those curved pieces of plastic are flower formers. detective.gif
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