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From Lakeland to Hobbycraft, from Amazon to Wayfair, here are the best cake turntables to buy online for 2022.
A cake turntable is one of the best cake decorating tools (opens in new tab). It’s helpful when icing cakes because you can rotate the cake whilst decorating. This means when you're spreading icing on the side, or piping a design on the cake you'll have a much smoother coverage avoiding imperfections. It’s a great tool for ensuring even the easiest cake decorating ideas (opens in new tab) are executed perfectly.
Wedding cake designer and Bake Off: The Professionals contestant, Keiron George (opens in new tab), suggests choosing a sturdy, heavy cake turntable as this will give more stability; “If you can source a metal one, that’s what I would recommend, especially when it comes to making heavier cakes. Not only will a heavy-duty turntable be better for icing large cakes, but if you are regularly decorating cakes it will also last well.”
“Choose a model that rotates smoothly and easily as you don’t want a wobbly movement that could cause the icing to be uneven. Consider the height. The turntable should elevate the cake to a height that it’s comfortable to decorate it at. Consider your height and where you enjoy working. If you prefer to decorate cakes sat at the kitchen table, for example, then choose a lower model.”
Best cake turntables 2022
1. PME tilting cake decorating icing turntable
Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: D 23cm x H 14cm
Why we love it: This turntable has a smooth turning mechanism, which would make decorating a Victoria sponge a doddle. It also has the ability to tilt making decorating the top of the cake easier. But don't worry the cake won't be slipping off as the non-slip surface will hold it in place.
Rated 4 stars by Lakeland customers, this turntable has been titled a ‘great turntable’. One happy customer added; “Have had my turntable for a number of years and it does exactly what it says on the tin. It can be used at different angles, and rotates 360 degrees, which makes it easier to ice your cake…”
This impressive stand rotates 360° and adjusts up to 20°. With a non-slip base and top, this cake can hold up to 23cm in diameter cake. 3-year guarantee.
2. Lakeland baking set with turntable & icing nozzles
Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: D 30cm
Why we love it: This is the best cake turntable for cake decorating beginners. The kit contains two palette knives, three scrapers for creating smooth and textured sides, a reusable piping bag, and six small piping nozzles great for intricate designs.
“I brought this for my daughter as she is a keen baker. She absolutely loves it, great for junior bakers who want to have a bit of fun and like being creative,” said a very satisfied Lakeland customer who labeled it 'the best thing ever'.
Junior bakers are going to love this nifty turntable and baking set - the perfect gift. The 30cm round turntable is ideal for medium to large cakes. Click and collect available.
3. Wilko 28cm cake decorating turntable
Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: D 28cm x H 7.5cm
Why we love it: At just £7 this turntable is the cheapest on the list. It's not the most heavyweight and is smaller than some of the more expensive options, but great for a light icing project.
Rated an average of 4.7 stars by over 60 Wilko customers. “I have struggled over the years to ice my Christmas cake, for a mere £6.00, this year's cake was a doddle, the turntable runs on ball bearings and is very free running. Why didn't I buy one years ago? I recommend every home baker has one of these.” Another added; "All I can do is give my personal opinion. It’s perfect for my needs and skill level. Meaning, not too expensive and it does what it is supposed to do. Happy customer!"
A bargain! This multipurpose turntable makes a great cake stand too for smaller cakes. This turntable is a wipe clean only. Next-day delivery is available at Wilko.
4. Tala tilting icing turntable
Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: D 26cm x H 14cm
Why we love it: This cake turntable from Tala is a great value option. As well as revolving it tilts so icing cakes and creating elaborate piped effects with royal icing (opens in new tab), for example, is so easy.
“Just what I wanted - good quality and easy to use. I would recommend,” said one happy Dunelm customer. “Great price, does what it's supposed to. This was a gift and the recipient is very happy with the turntable and uses it regularly,” added another. Rated an average of 4.7 stars by Dunelm shoppers.
This high-quality turntable has a non-slip surface making sure your cake stays put when decorating. Ideal for cakes up to 26cm in diameter.
5. Ateco aluminum revolving cake decorating stand
Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: D 30.5cm x H 10.2cm
Why we love it: A smart-looking professional quality cake turntable with a smooth rotation. It's sturdy and is bound to last for ages. It works just as well used as a cake stand to display your best chocolate cake recipe (opens in new tab).
This turntable is perfect for heavier cakes with a sturdy aluminum base. Amazon customer Carole said; “I wished I had bought this from the beginning! I had the lazy Susan from IKEA before this but OMG this is a game-changer. It’s sturdy and turns evenly. Brings out a leveled cake each time!” Another added; “This has got to be the Rolls Royce of turntables it has a nice sturdy wide surface area and is so smooth I love it.”
Rated 4.8 stars by over 620 Amazon shoppers, this turntable is a high-quality, high-rated option to consider. Also available in plastic, and cast iron. You an also buy non-slip pads separately for this brand too.
6. Ateco plastic turntable and base
Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: D 31.8cm x H 8.9cm
Why we love it: Like the option above this is also from the reliable professional cake decorating specialist, Ateco. However, as it's made from plastic and is slightly smaller, it's a cheaper option. It comes was a nifty non-stick pad to stop your cake from sliding when turning on the turntable.
A range of positive comments from Amazon customers in regards to this practical cake turntable includes; “I love this cake stand! It does not wobble and my cake parts stay in place when I am using it." Another customer added that the turntable was "great, as expected” and it “rotates easily, is light and durable.”
This simple plastic turntable is easy to clean and store. Great as a cake stand too, this stand can hold up to a 12 inch round cake. Plus it’s nearly half the price of the aluminum version.
7. Hobbycraft round cake decorating turntable
Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: D 26.5cm x H 12cm
Why we love it: This cake turntable is a top-rated product for Hobbycraft. It is reasonably priced at just £13 and is lightweight. Ideal for occasional use, this stand is perfect for smaller, lighter cakes and bakes. We also think the design is retro, so extra points for that.
Rated 4.8 stars by over 120 Hobbycraft customers, this turntable is a popular item. “The turntable worked brilliantly! First time I’ve made a special birthday cake and so glad I bought this turntable - smooth glide and used it to display the cake too.” Another commented; “I bought this not expecting a lot, like the last plastic one I bought was rubbish. What a fabulous surprise! It works like a dream and turns smoothly. You do need to make sure you put something down under the cake drum before use or it may slide off. Would recommend it!”
A full 360-degree rotation and easy-to-clean surface makes this cake turntable a favourite. A bargain at just £13. Available for click and collect.
8. PME icing turntable
Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: D 23cm x H 8cm
Why we love it: This sturdy, hardwearing cake turntable is a practical choice. It's easy to use and clean and has a good grip on top so there is no worry about your lemon drizzle cake (opens in new tab) slipping as you decorate it. PME is a very reputable brand name in the cake decorating world.
“Brilliant turntable, has bits to stop your cake sliding off it which is very handy,” says one happy Nisbets customer.
This white cake turntable weighs 380g and will sit up to a 23cm round cake. The turntable has eight divisional markings for even servings when cutting the cake. Easy to clean.
9. Wilton high and low cake turntable
Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: D 32.5cm x H 8.9cm
Why we love it: One of the best cake turntables available to buy online, this one is a smart design as you are able to adjust the height. This turntable makes it easy to decorate both short and tall cakes. You can also sit down to decorate if you'd prefer at the table or stand and have it at an adjusted height to suit.
One Amazon customer said they were very happy with the Wilton turntable and added; “Just great. This is very sturdy. I love that the height-adjustable for the side and the top. Good for all experience levels.” Another commented; “Delighted with this cake turner. Excellent quality, very sturdy, and easy to use. Made a great difference icing a cake. I bought this one after another review recommended it over a cheaper model. Can't comment on the cheaper ones, but glad I bought this one.” and gave the turntable 5 stars.
Currently on sale, this Wilton turntable is a big hit with Amazon buyers rated 4.7 stars. It’s one of the most popular too. Made with food-safe, easy to clean plastic.
10. Wilton tilt-n-turn ultra, non slip, cake turntable
Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: 36 x 36 x 35.5 cm
Why we love it: This turntable has to be one of the best cake turntables available. With a soft, non-slip grip design the top of the turntable holds the cake firmly and securely in place. The tilting mechanism holds the top plate of the turntable in 18 different positions for the easiest cake decorating yet.
The Wilton tilt’n’turn turntable is a very popular choice according to Amazon customers. “Love it!! Not being a professional I was a worried about spending so much on something that I might not use often, worry over however as this is great and has been used many times already. It's really sturdy with no 'wobble'. It's definitely worth every penny.”
High-quality cake turntable. Perfect for avid bakers and cake decorators. Made from white plastic this cake turntable weighs 2.13 kg and is 30cm diameter - ideal for medium cakes.
11. Yizish cake stand aluminum alloy rotating cake turntable
Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: 31 x 31 x 14.5 cm
Why we love it: Yizish cake turntable and stand is great if you’re looking for a sturdy, professional stand that gets the job done. Two spatulas and three icing smoothers are included with this impressive cake turntable which is a bonus.
Labeled ‘brilliant’ and ‘sturdy and smooth’ from a variety of satisfied Amazon customers. One added; “All in all outstanding turntable. Very well made and has a decent weight. Edges are finished well and the table turns very easily. Easy to use for beginners and can be used even for little cakes. The bottom has a silicon/ rubber edge to keep it steady on the table and the top table has a textured surface for easy grip and steadiness of cake boards. Item was shipped and packaged very well and the added palette knives are a nice bonus.”
Crafted with high-quality aluminum alloy material - safe and environmentally friendly. This turntable has a non-slip ring design bottom and frosted surface. Easy to store.
12. Decorating turntable stand by Symple Stuff
Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: 7cm H x 28cm L x 28cm W
Why we love it: This easy to clean, easy-to-use cake turntable helps with decorating even the most complicated cakes. At just £16.42, this turntable is a bargain buy that you’ll want to use time and time again.
“This decorating turntable stand is a great tool to have in your kitchen it is a great help with icing your cakes.”
Rated 4.9 stars by Wayfair customers, this turntable and cake stand by Symple Stuff is made using robust and smooth plastic. An easy swivel mechanism.
13. Kootek 11 inch rotating cake turntable
Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Size: 28.19 x 7.37 x 28.7 cm
Why we love it: This is by far one of the best cake turntables on the market. With nearly 10,000 reviews on Amazon, this turntable by Kootek has been rated 4.6 stars.
"This year, I decided to make my two-year-old's birthday cake. I watched 500 cake and frosting videos on YouTube and decided two weeks before the party to order this set. It was 100% worth the money. I can guarantee you, her cake wouldn't have come out looking half as good with all three of these tools."
A rotating platform at 360, ideal for both left and right-handed decorators. This set includes two stainless steel icing spatulas as well as icing tools and smoothers. Priced just £26.34. Free delivery available.
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Jessica Dady is Senior Content Editor at Goodto.com and has over 10 years of experience as a digital journalist, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the best food hampers to cookbooks, from the best cake stands to baking sets, Jessica has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to must-have food products. A passionate baker, she spends much of her time creating celebration cakes for friends and family - particularly for her two lucky children.
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