Kitchen gadget: Cake decorating stand
Ever dream about cake decorating like a pro? Find yourself spending hours adding the final touches to your latest layered creation? You might want to invest in a good, sturdy cake decorating stand.
Cake decorating stands, also known as revolving cake stands and turntables, are lifesavers when it comes to frosting and decorating. A wide top swivels on top of a sturdy metal base, making it easy to rotate the cake when you’re smoothing out frosting or focused on detailed decorations.
The stands come in all shapes and materials. Avoid cheap stands that are often flimsy and wobble. Good ones generally consist of a light metal (typically aluminum) top over a heavy cast iron base; some are even fitted with ball bearings for a smooth swivel.
Cake decorating stands can be found at cooking and bakery supply stores, as well as at select craft and hobby stores. Stands range in price by type, but you can generally find one for $30 to $60.
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