A Guide to Cake Turntables

Cake Turntables

Having a great turntable is essential in cake decorating. Not all turntables are created equally. You can find them made from different materials such as plastic, wood, or aluminum. It’s important to invest in a high-quality turntable or even several ones as you will be using them as often as you decorate cakes. Let’s dive into the benefits of using a turntable and the different options to best suit your needs.

Benefits of Using Cake Turntables

Smooth and Even Frosting

Create a smooth consistent top coat that can best be achieved with an icing smoother & turntable.

Effortless decorating

Decorating becomes a breeze when you are able to work from all angles. Spin your table in any which way & achieve designs that require spinning.

Types of Cake Turntables

Manual Turntables

Manual turntables typically consist of a circular platform, often made of lightweight durable materials such as plastic or metal. The platform is mounted on a central axis that allows it to rotate smoothly. The base of the turntable is equipped with a ball bearing or similar mechanism, ensuring smooth rotation with minimal friction. Here are the two most commonly used turntables.


Aluminum is a great option for cake decorating. These turntables tend to be stronger and sturdier than plastic turntables. With an aluminum turntable, you have the option of decorating both small and large cakes knowing it can handle the weight without breaking or tipping over. The smooth surface is easy to clean and if well taken care of, last for decades. We recommend using a nonslip pad for cake decorating.


The primary advantage of a plastic revolving cake stand is its affordability compared to models made from more premium materials like aluminum or metal. Plastic cake stands are lightweight and easy to move around. However, they can not handle larger cakes and can be more easily broken.

Electric Turntables

Electronic turntables are modern cake-decorating tools designed to enhance precision, and efficiency in cake and pastry decorating. Electric turntables are designed with a circular rotating platform similar to manual turntables, but they include an electric motor that controls the rotation. Operating an electronic turntable is as easy as pushing a button. The speed of rotation can be adjusted according to the task at hand. This is a great option for high-volume cake sales as it eliminates fatigue from decorating multiple cakes.

Investing in a revolving cake-decorating turntable is a wise choice that offers a multitude of benefits for both amateur and professional bakers alike. This vital tool transforms the cake decorating process, making it more efficient, precise, and enjoyable. This tool not only streamlines the creative process but also improves the presentation of the final product. Be sure to check out some of the turntables below!

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