When my grandmother passed away 5 years ago, I got to keep some of her cake pans and supplies. I now have a pantry FULL of character pans, icing tips, and... her cake spinner.
The second most memorable thing...
She always used this old wooden cake spinner as she spun the cakes around as she frosted them. I loved how it sounded. The sound of the ball bearings rolling around the ring... Sometimes I will just spin it around to hear the sound! Takes me back.
Anyways... I can't even tell you how many years she used it. And when I brought it home, I covered it with foil each time to keep it 'clean', and because it was a bit 'aged'.
I decided to give it a makeover. It needed a 'fresh look'. So...
I removed the hardware off the bottom...
I washed it up as best as I could. Sanded down the edges a little to give it a softer finish... and then slapped on a couple coats of black paint. I painted around the edge, the bottom, and in a couple inches or so on the top.
Next, I found some scrapbook paper and cut out a circle that would fit on the top of the spinner.
After drying completely, I covered the entire thing in a couple coats of clear coat.
Reattached the hardware.
Cake spinner renewed... Fresh New Look...with same memorable spinning noise!