Can't Afford An Agbay? Use Unwaxed Dental Floss! Nice Cuts

Decorating By cocobean Updated 2 May 2008 , 4:45pm by delisa01

cocobean Posted 1 May 2008 , 6:41pm
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I got a great tip the other day for torting cakes! Use UNwaxed DENTAL FLOSS! 1. Place the floss around the cake holding taute. Make sure its where you want it. Cross the ends and pull carefully. Thats it!!! Who can afford an agbay when there is dental floss? I bought a Wilton leveler once it's the worst thing I ever purchased!!!

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cakechica27 Posted 1 May 2008 , 6:50pm
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Agreed. Those things suck. I love dental floss - use it almost every time!

CakeDiva73 Posted 1 May 2008 , 6:52pm
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Ok, I'm stupid.....what in the name of God is an agbay? icon_smile.gif

aswartzw Posted 1 May 2008 , 6:58pm
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Originally Posted by CakeDiva73

Ok, I'm stupid.....what in the name of God is an agbay? icon_smile.gif




An agbay is a cake leveler that costs $150.



The only problem is even when I do this method it doesn't work for me. I'm cake cutting challenged. icon_rolleyes.gif

becklynn Posted 1 May 2008 , 6:58pm
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Check it out at agbayproducts.com. Everyone raves about this awesome cake leveler! I don't have one yet, maybe someday.........

psurrette Posted 1 May 2008 , 7:00pm
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The Agbay is well worth the money! You wont realize it until you have one! Santa broguht me one this year and I love it

andpotts Posted 2 May 2008 , 1:43am
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Originally Posted by cocobean

1. Place the floss around the cake holding taute. Make sure its where you want it. Cross the ends and pull carefully.




Ok sorry to sound dumb, but you wrap the floss all the way around the layer? I guess that makes more sense than how I was imagining trying to pull it through staright across icon_redface.gif Thank you! Will this work for my 9x13's too?

subaru Posted 2 May 2008 , 1:52am
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fishing line works great too!

Cake_Princess Posted 2 May 2008 , 1:56am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cocobean

I got a great tip the other day for torting cakes! Use UNwaxed DENTAL FLOSS! 1. Place the floss around the cake holding taute. Make sure its where you want it. Cross the ends and pull carefully. Thats it!!! Who can afford an agbay when there is dental floss? I bought a Wilton leveler once it's the worst thing I ever purchased!!!




It's great when people realize you don't need expensive gadgets to make great cakes. Good job. Keep it up!!! thumbs_up.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 2 May 2008 , 1:59am
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The only problem I had with the dental floss is getting wonky cuts -- wavy like. Any suggestions on how to combat this?

delisa01 Posted 2 May 2008 , 4:45pm
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I use dental floss too! I mark where I want my cut with toothpicks and then I score around the cake with a knife. I then put the dental floss around the cake and make sure it is in the groove of where I scored the cake then pull through. I try to pull the floss at the height I want it to avoid waves (learned this the hard way). I do want an agbay though...

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