Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › Make your own turntable
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Make your own turntable

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
This is super easy, and I use it for larger cakes at work. When I was at Lowes hardware store, I found some finished table tops that were 22" (i think) round. They are made of maple (or pine) and just need a light coat of polyurethene (spelling?). I also found a lazy susan kit in the hardware section. All you need are a few wood screws and some sandpaper. Give the wood a couple thin coats of polyurethene, and sand it nice and smooth. turn it over and attach the lazy susan to the middle of the wood cirlce with the wood screws. Turn it back over, and its done!! I added some lubricant so it spun easily. The whole project cost me less than $25, about 2 hours or so to do (with the drying time and sanding). This is awesome for larger cakes, and I can fit my wedding cake stands on the turntable so makes decorating so much easier. if you are decorating the sides and dont want the turntable to move, just shove a towel under the back edge.
post #2 of 9
Great idea. I never even thought about there being a lazy susan kit. Thanks for posting this.
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
my friend also made one for her dining room table for big dinner parties, so multi purpose!!!
post #4 of 9
Great idea for big cakes! For small cakes, I use the turn tables that are sold as spice holders for the cabinet. Not a completely smooth spin, but it works icon_smile.gif And they are only about $7 each.
post #5 of 9
great idea thanks for posting it.
post #6 of 9
I found some good solid lazy sus. turn tables in a yard sale and only paid 1.00 each, one is small like a 12" size and the other is more like a 16"...made from solid wood...and I love working with them....
Dede Wilson (cake decorator) I dont want people to look at my cakes and say: It's to pretty to eat. I want them to look at them as dessert and want to eat them. .
Reply
Dede Wilson (cake decorator) I dont want people to look at my cakes and say: It's to pretty to eat. I want them to look at them as dessert and want to eat them. .
Reply
post #7 of 9
What a great idea! thanks for posting.
post #8 of 9
That is a great idea!
Add some bathtub stickers and the cake boards won't slide.

Theresa icon_smile.gifusaribbon.gif
post #9 of 9
Wonderful idea! Thank you!
Tomorrow is always fresh:
There are no mistakes in it.
Reply
Tomorrow is always fresh:
There are no mistakes in it.
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cake Decorating
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › Make your own turntable