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post #16 of 49

Sorry Wilton, but pretty much anything Wilton makes. Starting out many years ago that pretty much was all that was available. I now buy most of my supplies on line and grouse at the exorbitant shipping and handling costs.

 

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post #17 of 49
I love my cricut! Absolutely hate the Wilton ribbon cutter
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post #18 of 49

The wilton (?) cake leveler...that's a big waste of $. I, too, use a knife and it works much better.

 

the FMM rose petal cutter...doesn't cut clean- and the plastic warps.  I use individual metal rose petal cutters now and they're much better now. 

post #19 of 49
This is what a cricut cake machine is suppose to do....I don't own one but it seems like a lot to know about the machine to get it to cut out what you want. I do own a regular paper cricut for scrapbooking and its a lot of work and takes a lot of space up but it does have some pretty things it can cut out .

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post #20 of 49

Cricut for me as well, but I got the mini on sale for $90, and resold it on craigslist for $60, so I wasn't too heart broken, haha.

 

Other than that, not much, I tend to buy new things as I need them, instead of buying a bunch of things I think I might need, at least the expensive stuff.

I have a ton of molds and cutters that almost never get used, but I still like to have them on hand.

post #21 of 49
Yeah, that Wilton ribbon cutter is a disgrace. And what's with the 9000 parts?
post #22 of 49

I bought the ribbon cutter (purple and white one) a while back.  I don't know why in the world they would make the "blades" plastic!  The only way I can get it to work is to baby it like I have to do with the damn Tappits.  Roll it very thin and let it dry.  I have never known Wilton to make a quality product, but that's because they are targeting a different market.  In the end, you're probably better off buying a metal pastry strip cutter.

post #23 of 49
Any tips that are not ateco(or better) are a waste. Wilton's tips are fine for a bc border but if you try to do delicate ri piping with a small tip, the icing curls around the edge and leads to a headache. When buying tips, look at the inside of it; if there isn't a seam it should be good. Look at the inside of wilton tips and you'll see a big seam.
post #24 of 49
Thankyou manddi for that tip, that has helped me a lot xx
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post #26 of 49
I only get to pick one thing? Biggest waste of money - Cricut. Second biggest waste of money - Cake Pop Roller. Third biggest waste of money - pretty much anything made by Wilton.
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post #27 of 49

I think Wilton products are designed for beginning cake decorators.  I like some of my Wilton products and I am going to say they have exceptional customer service. They replaced my turntable without a problem when it stopped working.

post #28 of 49
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Any tips that are not ateco(or better) are a waste. Wilton's tips are fine for a bc border but if you try to do delicate ri piping with a small tip, the icing curls around the edge and leads to a headache. When buying tips, look at the inside of it; if there isn't a seam it should be good. Look at the inside of wilton tips and you'll see a big seam.

I had no idea about the tips with seams!  Thank you!  I will have to be on the lookout since I have only Wilton purchased so far.

post #29 of 49

Let's see.. the Wilton ribbon cutter, turn table, the cake leveler, flower cutter set, pretty much every Wilton gadget or tool that was supposed to make my life easier but only served to raise my blood pressure. 

 

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I only get to pick one thing? Biggest waste of money - Cricut. Second biggest waste of money - Cake Pop Roller. Third biggest waste of money - pretty much anything made by Wilton.

Are you one of the "gloppy ball of complete mush that has been kneaded into play-dough" cake pop maker, or "just enough binder to hold it together and don't make mush" cake pop maker? I am still fascinated by an easy way to make them, but I will not "knead" my cake into slime...

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