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Excellent deal - stainless steel rotating cake stand for $16.95

Sir Gawain Nov 9, 2004 10:28 AM

I bought this a while back for $20.00 and never stopped congratulating myself on this brilliant purchase, and now it's only $16.95! This cake stand not only looks very good but also rotates, which is perfect for anyone wanting to practice their buttercream application skills. If I didn't already have 3 cake stands at home (yeah... I know), I'd get another one just coz it's such a steal. Looks great in any setting, with a cake or cupcakes or even cheese on it, and the rotation action...! OK, you get the drift.

Link: http://www.crateandbarrel.com/itemgro...

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    Wendy Lai RE: Sir Gawain Nov 9, 2004 02:31 PM

    would you say this will also work well for cake decorating? I mean it rotates and so I assume it can act like the cake stands that bakers use to ice and decorate cakes?

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    1. re: Wendy Lai
      Sir Gawain RE: Wendy Lai Nov 9, 2004 02:42 PM

      Well yes, exactly! You turn it by rotating the base (easy to do with one hand) while you pipe decorations. It's incredibly useful; professional versions I've seen are uglier and cost upward of $40.

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        Caitlin Wheeler RE: Sir Gawain Nov 9, 2004 03:38 PM

        Though if you want one that's not for serving (way uglier) I think Wilton makes a plastic one for about $12. This one is much prettier, and I'm eyeing it even though I have the plastic Wilton one.

        1. re: Caitlin Wheeler
          Sir Gawain RE: Caitlin Wheeler Nov 9, 2004 04:37 PM

          Yeah, I guess those are cheaper.. (but ugly). Many metal ones are over $50, some are as much as $90. Absurd.

          This one is very neutral in design, simple and classic. And serving a cake on a stand always makes it look much more festive somehow.

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      Mrs. Smith RE: Sir Gawain Nov 12, 2004 03:07 AM

      Sir Gawain, thank you for alerting me to this fine item.

      I've actually just gone hog wild on the Crate and Barrel sale. Some good deals on Wustof knives, and other handy goodies (pastry scrapers, kitchen towels, etc).

      Just a question about your handle -- is there a Green Knight in the picture somewhere? Is it a derivative of your name -- or do you just like the character?

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      1. re: Mrs. Smith
        Sir Gawain RE: Mrs. Smith Nov 14, 2004 10:27 PM

        It is not a derivative of my name. Sir Gawain is someone I have always found very appealing, and his is a great story that I like to imagine inhabiting.

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