The ForeverSmooth™ Decorating Supplies is a set that has the ForeverSmooth trade mark cake turntable. This set ensures that from the start to finish of your cake decoration experience is smooth and without strain.
Cake turntables are designed to relieve the user of strain to the back, neck and eye while smoothly rotating the cake. Some cake turntables perform as they ought but some others don’t. Thankfully this set is one of those that perform even beyond your expectation. Click here to read our article on cake turntables.
Although this product is advertised as a cake turntable, Cakes of Eden has thrown in some bonus tools. These additional tools are all designed to make cake decorating a lot easier and convenient for the user.
The ForeverSmooth Decorating Supplies has many features which we would discuss later.
But first let’s discuss the brand behind this product
The ForeverSmooth™ is a trademark (awaiting patent) of Cakes of Eden. It is a small Mom and Pop shop that believes in quality over quantity.
Cakes of Eden believe that life should be simple. This is seen in its ethos “Life is what you bake it. Make it a ‘piece of cake’. So with this in mind it makes cake decorating tools that add more value to the decorating experience of its customers.
This brand also makes gift items out of these cake decorating tools. These gift items are designed in New York but the final products are made in China.
However, whether New York or China, location does not determine the quality of Cakes of Eden products. Every product that it releases into the market is carefully monitored to ensure that they are manufactured to the highest standard of quality.
As a mom and pop brand, Cakes of Eden understands the importance of having BPA and toxin free products. It consistently strives to be a brand that parents can trust.
So with every product you get from Cakes of Eden, you get top quality, affordable and food safe products. That’s the case with the ForeverSmooth Decorating Supplies. So let’s explore the features of this product:-
Features of the ForeverSmooth™ Decorating Supplies
12 Inches Revolving Cake Stand
This is the main tool in this set. The 12 inch cake turntable revolves smoothly and silently in a 360 degrees rotation. It employs the ForeverSmooth™ ball-bearing technology to do this.
Non Slip Base and Locking Brake
The ForeverSmooth™ cake turntable has a 3 inch base that’s non slip and a locking brake. These two features are for safety when using the turntable. You can use the locking brake to keep the turntable from rotating when you want it to stay put.
The non slip base also fixes the turntable firmly on the work surface and keeps it from wobbling when in use.
10 Inches Spatula
Included in this decorating set is a 10-inch cake icing spatula. This allows you to coat and smooth the icing on your cake.
Icing Scrapper with Four Different Edges
This tool comes in handy for smoothing out your icing and adding patterns and designs to the cake.
12 Inches Cake Board
The cake circle is one of the bonus items in this set. You can use this in lieu of a cake lifter to transfer large cakes. This comes in handy when you have to lift cakes from the turntable.
All the items in this set come packaged in a beautiful gift box.
Benefits of the ForeverSmooth™ Decorating Supplies
This wonderful cake decorating set that we have discussed the features has so many great benefits. Some of these benefits are as follows:
Seamless Cake Frosting and Decoration
When you use a cake turntable that rotates smoothly, it helps you to have a seamless coating and smoothing experience. This is the experience that this cake turntable offers you always. You can now easily hold you icing scrapper to the coated cake, flip the turntable and it rotates giving you a smoothly coated cake. If you are using the serrated edges, that smooth rotation also allows the patterns to be seamless.
Food Grade Tools
This cake decorating set is meticulously manufactured with non toxic materials. What this means is that you have tools that are food grade. They can be used for your food without fear of contamination.
Ideal Gift Item
The packaging of this product makes it an ideal gift item. You can send this product straight to the recipient without the need to gift wrap it. The storage box is already a gift box
Due to the high quality of materials used to manufacture all the items in this set, you are assured of durability. The manufacturer guarantees you a lifetime product and even one that can become a family heirloom.
100% Money Back Guarantee
The brand confidently gives a 100% money back guarantee because of the quality of its product. If you don’t like the product there’s a number to call or text for refund.
Demerits of the ForeverSmooth™ Decorating Supplies
The greatest disadvantage of this set is that it didn’t come with any instructions. Although this may not seem like a big deal for a veteran but it is for beginners.
We feel that a manufacturer should know that their products may be bought by a complete novice. And for that reason, there’s absolute need for a user manual/guide.
No Handle for the Icing Scrapper/Comb
The scrapper/comb has no handle and it makes handling a bit difficult. Especially when you need to use the straight edge; holding on the serrated edge is difficult. Additionally, the icing scrapper is just 3 inches which means that you can conveniently use it for higher cakes.
Customer’s Opinion of the ForeverSmooth™ Decorating Supplies
There are hundreds of reviews of this product; some of them are positive while a few are negative.
In this segment we would give you a summary of these reviews.
A lot of customers raved about the smooth rotation of the cake turntable in this set. They rated the product positively because of the ForeverSmooth™ technology of the turntable. It was a relief for many of them who had been using the wrong tools for their cake decorations. Furthermore those who used cheap sub standard turntables before getting this one were also excited about its operation.
Good Quality and Sturdy Turntable
The turntable in this set is of top quality and sturdy without being cumbersome. In comparison with other turntables of the same quality, this set is cost effective. You can easily decorate heavy cakes on it without the turntable wobbling or slipping around the work surface.
The additional tools included in this set were a factor that contributed to the high rating of the product. Many customers who felt this way actually bought the product because of the cake turntable. But the inclusion of the spatulas, cake scrapper and cake board was a thoughtful and pleasing gesture. This also earned this product high rating.
Great Gift Item
A number of people received this product as a gift item and were very pleased with it. This reinforces one of the benefits/features of this set as discussed earlier. They all felt it was a heartwarming gift that was also very practical and functional.
Lack of User Guide
The biggest grouse about this set is the lack of instructions. Many customers who gave a negative review did so because of this. They felt that the product should have come with an instructional manual or tutorial of some sort.
Not as Fast as Expected
Someone rated this product below a 4 star because the turntable didn’t spin as fast as they wanted. Additionally, they complained that the height was not as expected. But in conclusion they also mentioned that apart from that the product performed as expected.
Although we would say that these cons are not deal breakers, you may want to explore other options before making a choice. We would be giving you four alternatives to consider.
Alternatives To The ForeverSmooth™ Decorating Supplies
Aluminum Cake Turntable
This option is for those who feel that plastic tools are not safe enough for food contact. It is also for those who feel plastic is not sturdy enough for the kind of cakes they make.
The Ateco 612 Revolving Cake Decorating Stand is a top quality 12- inch cast iron base and 1/8-inch aluminum top. This stand is 5 inches high and has non slip padding included in the package.
With the height of the turntable, you assured of more ease when decorating your cakes. You wouldn’t need to bend or strain your back or neck to get to some parts of the cake.
The non slip padding helps to keep your cake on the stand without fear of it slipping off when you are working on it. This turntable is also strong enough for cakes 12 inches in diameter and more. Additionally it is a durable cake turntable that has been known to last a lifetime.
Heavy Duty Turntable
The US Art Supply LARGE 12″ Diameter Sculpting Wheel is not designated specifically as a cake turntable. However it is just what you need if you make heavy multiple tiered cakes.
This 12 inches wide turntable can handle all your heavy cake orders without wobbling or toppling over.
The base of this tool and the top are made with high grade, heavy duty cast metal that cannot be easily destroyed. In fact it’s been known to be passed from one generation to the next.
Despite the fact that its heavy duty, it spins easily. This is so because the top and bottom are joined with a heavy duty ball bearing. The bottom of the turntable has a non slip rubber boot that keeps it firmly weighted on your work surface. So no matter the weight on it, the turntable stays put; it can hold up to 50 pound weight.
The top is designed with circles that are aligned in such a way that it allows user to center their work properly. In addition to this the top edge is weighted so that it gives the wheel additional impetus when you rotate the turntable.
With this turntable, you can decorate your heavy weight cakes without fear.
If you have put in any number of years into baking and cake decoration, then you’ve gotten some experience. We can safely say that you would know what works and what doesn’t.
That’s the story behind the Cake Boss Cake Decorating Turntable. It is a tool that was designed by a seasoned cake decorator. And this was done bearing in mind all the things that work and those that don’t.
The Cake Boss Cake Decorating Turntable is a sturdy turntable designed to help you spread icing evenly on your cake. Furthermore, it comes in handy when you want to add decorative borders and designs to your cakes and confections.
This turntable has a stainless steel bearing for smooth rotation. In addition it has a locking brake that stops the turntable from spinning when you want it in one position. What’s more, there plastic ring around the top of the turntable to keep your cake in place. Similarly, the rubber feet at the base prevent the turntable from slipping around when in use.
Best of all you can also use this turntable to display your finished product.
You are advised not to wash in a dishwasher; hand wash only.
Cheaper Plastic Revolving Cake Stand
The Ateco 608 Revolving Cake Decorating Stand is an ideal tool for cake decoration. Although made of plastic, it is strong and durable.
This top quality cake decorating tool features stainless steel bearings that ensure smooth rotation. This in turn means that you have clean and precisely coated cakes.
It is also 11 inches wide and can hold different cake sizes. What’s more, the 3 inches height helps to raise your cake to a convenient height for decoration.
This Ateco stand is made of long lasting food grade plastic and it is light weight. Additionally, it is strong enough to carry multiple layers of cakes. The platform of the turntable is detachable from the base; this makes it easy to clean. You are advised to hand wash only.
Before we sign off, let’s give you a summary of these products in a table of comparison.
Table of Comparison of Products
| ForeverSmooth™ Decorating Supplies|
| Ateco 612 Revolving Cake Decorating Stand|
|US Art Supply LARGE 12″ Diameter Sculpting Wheel|| Cake Boss Cake Decorating Turntable|
| Ateco 608 Revolving Cake Decorating Stand |
Height and Width
|3 Inches High, 12 inches wide||Height – 5”, Width- 12”||12 inches Wide, Height not specified||11” wide and height not stated||3 inches high and 11 inches wide|
|Multi-Directional Revolving Stand, Non Slip Base and Locking Brake, Gift Box packaging|
|Non slip padding, Powder coat finishing, cast 12 inches iron base, 1/8 inch Aluminum top||Heavy duty ball bearing, 50 pound capacity, non slip rubber boot, weighted top edge||Locking brake, rubberized ring at the top, rubber feet and stainless steel bearing||Steel ball bearing, non slip base, light weight|
|12 inches cake board, Icing scrapper and off set spatula||No||None||“I Love Frosting” Decal||Detachable platform|
|Seamless Cake Frosting and Decoration, Food grade tools, Durability, Ideal gift item, 100% Money Back Guarantee||Durability, extra strength, Ample height for comfortable decoration||Capacity for large scale and heavy weight projects, durability, top quality materials||Beautiful design for display, non slip surface for decoration, stability||Smooth rotation for precise cake decoration, capacity to hold multiple layered cakes|
|Stainless steel and Plastic||Cast iron||All Metal Construction||Durable Food Grade Plastic||Plastic|
|Blue and White||White||Unspecified||Cream and red||White|
|12 x 12 x 3.5 inches||12 x 12 x 5 inches||12.3 x 5.2 x 12.3 inches||12.6 x 12.6 x 3.5 inches||11 x 11 x 3 inches|
|Cakes of Eden||Ateco||US Arts Supplies||Cake Boss||Ateco|
Now that you have seen these comparisons, we believe you can make the right choice for you.
These cake turntables are adequate for different needs. The right turntable for you would be the one that best suits your needs. Remember that price isn’t the first thing you would consider. There are several variables that must be considered.
Some of these factors to be considered before making a choice include the following:-
(A) Brand popularity and integrity, (B) quality of materials, (c) benefits to be gained from the product and (d) your budget.
We believe that the ForeverSmooth™ Cake Turntable and Decorating Supplies Kit is a good bargain. However, the final decision is still yours to make.