Cricut Or Agbay???

Decorating By morrisaz2004 Updated 22 Mar 2010 , 7:48pm by kensoven

morrisaz2004 Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 3:40am
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So here's my question: If you could only have one or the other, which would it be? The Cricut or the Agbay?? I can only afford one big item and don't know which to get. Any opinions on this?? Thanks CCer's!!

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momma28 Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 4:38pm
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I wish I could be of more assistance. I am struggling with a similar issue. Hubby wants to put double ovens in for me to help me get big wedding cakes baked faster but if he does that I will need a big mixer to make all the batter. He says buy both but I can only justify one big item at a time.

I know this wont be popular with all those people here who love thier agbay (and I am sure I would too if I had one) but I modified my large wilton leveler with uhmw "feet" and it works great. I took the agbay off my "need to buy" list after that. I do tort my cakes and have no problems using my modified wilton on them. It worked for me but might not be what you are looking for.

anotherslice Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 4:42pm
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It depends on your needs. I love my Agbay since I torte my cakes. Even though baking and decorating is a hobby for me, the Agbay has saved me a lot of time.

leah_s Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 4:51pm
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I have both, and honestly, the Agbay.

tinygoose Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 5:05pm
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I heart my Agbay.

DsLady614 Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 6:37pm
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Yup, I'm gonna agree with everyone else... AGBAY all the way! I am just a hobby baker, but the Agbay gets used on every cake and a Cricut definitely wouldn't get used that much. I can't tell you how much I love my Agbay.

peg818 Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 9:12pm
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I have to say, i have both and i would choose the agbay, its the one thing i use on every cake i make.

PinkZiab Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 10:47pm
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Agbay... you will use it on every cake you bake (not just those you torte, you'll also use it to level), whereas the Cricut, while I LOOOOOOVE mine, isn't going to get as much every day use.

Sugarbutter Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 11:57pm
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Thanks for all the good information. You just helped me decide.

Circut is coming out with a machine made specifically for cake decorators. Provo Craft modified the insides and made the cutter deeper to cut thicker pieces of fondant and sugarpaste. I saw it demoed at the Conn Cake Competition. The price will be about $350. It premiers on HSN at midnight on April 14. (Check the schedule, I may not be accurate.)

JustToEatCake Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 1:44am
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I'm a hobby baker but I'd go for the Cricut. Why? Because I can level and tort without it (maybe not as easily but it's a hobby not a business) but I can't do cricut things without a cricut. I'm sure it's just personal preference and really what YOU want to do most.

Oh and I have the stuff to modify my wilton leveler too but so far haven't needed it. The small Wilton leveler works fine for me so far, no cakes over 10".

morrisaz2004 Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 1:53am
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Thanks to all! You're advice helps a lot!!! icon_smile.gif

costumeczar Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 2:23am
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I have both and I also vote for the Agbay.

chefjulie Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 2:32am
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Agbay, no doubt! Once you use it, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it!!

CakeryBakery Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 11:04am
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I would WAIT and get the cake cricket when it's released. it's in testing now, due to be released soon and based on one of the threads I read yesterday it will be available at Michaels Craft stores.

melodyscakes Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 2:03pm
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I'd get the agbay leveler first. I can't imagine life without it! and I use it on every cake.
I saw somewhere that the new cricut will be on HSN on April 1st
if you buy anything off of HSN, you get 3 or 4 easy payments!!!!
then you could get both. icon_smile.gif

leah_s Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 3:42pm
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When you call Maureen to order the Agbay, tell her Leah and everyone else from CC says "hi."

kyhendry Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 7:31pm
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Agbay!!!!!! I will never cut another cake without it. If only I could find a way to use it for roast beef or turkey I would! haha

Sumkat Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 7:50pm
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What is this Agbay you are all raving about and where do you get one? I want to see a picture.

costumeczar Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 8:45pm
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tootie0809 Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 9:00pm
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Another vote for the Agbay. I have the Cricut. It's a handy little thing, but I don't use it very often. My Agbay is used on every cake, and I shudder when I remember trying to level cakes before I got it.

leah_s Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 9:00pm
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Sumkat, Google is your friend.

Sumkat Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 9:09pm
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Leah_s, you're right, sometimes I forget that icon_smile.gif
Costumeczar - thanks for the info, your blog is awesome! Glad I asked, gonna bookmark it. icon_smile.gif

morrisaz2004 Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 6:10pm
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I bought the Agbay and it arrived today! I think that this is going to be my new best friend! Thank you all for your insight and help. I can't wait to use it now!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

kensoven Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 7:48pm
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Please let us know how it worked for you icon_smile.gif

I'm curious, don't own and Agbay, but based on the comments I feel like a need one icon_lol.gif

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