Thursday, June 9, 2011

Equipment Review: Turntable

I've been in a few conversations lately about turntables so I am posting about the turntable that I use. A turntable is such a "must have" piece of equipment when decorating a cake. I put off getting one for a long time because I just wasn't comfortable with putting a very heavy 14" cake on the plastic ones I had seen in the shops

But then I found this one at my local cake supply shop in Indianapolis, Ms. B's Sweet Supply, in Speedway (yes, it's near the Indy 500 racetrack!)

It was only about $15 .... very comparable to those plastic ones I had seen in the other stores, but with two levels of pressed wood construction, I felt much more comfortable with it being able to hold the weight of my large cakes. The formica top makes it easy to clean. To keep cakes from skidding, I just put a small square of non-skid material (sometimes called shelf liner) under the cake. This material can be purchased in rolls at Walmart or Dollar General stores.

Here is a photo of the underside of the turntable with a better view of the wood construction. The table turns smoothly and easily, no matter how heavy the cake is.

I was so impressed with this turntable that I bought a second one. Even if you're not a baker, this is a great kitchen tool or it will work wonderful on the center of the kitchen island or dining room table.


  1. Thank you for this information. I have one of the plastic beginner ones that I bought when I first took the cake classes. I have been looking into getting a sturdier one, but one just doesn't seem to know which one. With this info I have a better idea on what to look for! :).

    As a newbie I really find your blog invaluable with all the information that you post. How kind of you to share. God Bless you!!

  2. I have a nice wooden turntable that I purchased from IKEA for about $10, much like the one in the pictures.. I have had some issues with the cake moving about but thanks for the tip of the non-skid material! I will definitely go grab some of that!

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