Agbay Lever.. Is T As Easy As Shown Here??

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LuvLyrics Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 5:36pm
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Here a the link for agbay, I saw a post about it the other day, and I was wondering if it's really that easy to level the cakes? I am using Wilton right now, and I don't get the result I want.. icon_sad.gif ...

TFL
Anna

Link to agbay

http://www.agbayproducts.com/

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emiyeric Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 5:55pm
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Yes, yes, triple yes!!! I can't possibly say enough good and wonderful things about the Agbay!!! I am only a hobby a baker, and didn't know if it would be worth the investment, since it is a pretty hefty price for someone who doesn't make any profit from any of this ... but OH MY GOODNESS, it has been fantastic. It takes me five minutes (no kidding, FIVE MINUTES) to torte and level six layers of cake, and since that has always been one of the most painful parts of pre-decorating for me, it's amazing how I even look forward to it now. PErfect every time.

HTH!

-Emi.

leah_s Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 6:16pm
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YES!! The Agbay may be the perfect cake tool. It's easy to use, does it's job perfectly every time and is exactly as advertised. And the people who invented it are just lovely. If you order say "hi" to Maureen from me. No I don't really know her other than being an enthusiastic customer.

tinygoose Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 6:29pm
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I heart my Agbay!

peg818 Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 8:58pm
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Its amazing, its the only product that i have never seen get a bad review.

BTW: Love mine too.

DsLady614 Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 12:37am
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I'm going to second, third and fourth everything here. The Agbay is the BEST thing ever! Worth every single penny!!! I got mine for Christmas and I've never been so excited. Had to bake a cake right away just to try it.

boonenati Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 12:51am
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Here's me cutting a mudcake. It works beautifully!!!


leah_s Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 12:57am
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It will slice right thru nuts and chocolate chips too.

morrisaz2004 Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 1:01am
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The most wonderful tool I have!!!! I just got mine about a month ago and I seriously don't know how I ever lived without it!!!!!!! Perfect level cakes, 100% of the time!!!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

boonenati Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 1:08am
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The most wonderful tool I have!!!! I just got mine about a month ago and I seriously don't know how I ever lived without it!!!!!!! Perfect level cakes, 100% of the time!!!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif



Good point
Here's the inside of a couple of my cakes which were done with the Agbay


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tenleysmommy Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 1:24am
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Do you suggest getting the double blade?I am getting one for Mothers Day and might as well make it worth it!

boonenati Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 1:35am
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Originally Posted by tenleysmommy

Do you suggest getting the double blade?I am getting one for Mothers Day and might as well make it worth it!



double blade all the way. So much quicker

tenleysmommy Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 2:41am
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Originally Posted by boonenati

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Originally Posted by tenleysmommy

Do you suggest getting the double blade?I am getting one for Mothers Day and might as well make it worth it!


double blade all the way. So much quicker




Thanks, I cant wait!!Hubby has an expensive hobby(watch collector) so it makes getting these things a little easier icon_lol.gif

emiyeric Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 4:13pm
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Yes, double blade for sure! You won't BELIEVE how easy and perfect your cakes will be to torte and level ... so perfect!

LuvLyrics Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 8:02pm
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OMG... Thanks for the opinion and to boonenati for the pics !! i love how even the leyers look, a dream come true for an OCD like me when it comes to leyering and evening things LOL

Time to save for one !!!
Anna

jojo76 Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 9:42pm
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mine is on its way to the uk as I type, very excited!
How do you stop the cake sliding around as you cut, though? It looks like you need both hands to operate it? Sometimes I do little six inch cakes for people, how would I keep that still as I slice? is there a technique?

Rosie2 Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 10:04pm
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OMG, the next thing I WANT is an Agbay!! and yes I'm also a hobby baker that make no $$ making cakes whatsoever. Plusssss I already have a collection of 'cake toys.' icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gif


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leah_s Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 11:13pm
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I actually grab the Agbay in the top middle part of the handle and put my other hand on top of the cake to keep it in place.

Rachie204 Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 11:32pm
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I have been wanting the agbay for a long time...it looks wonderful...and forgive me if this sounds ignorant but the idea doesn't seem that complex. I showed it to my husband and told him I wanted one and he said "baby I can make that no problem..." Is there something i'm missing?

LuvLyrics Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 1:15am
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Originally Posted by Rachie204

I have been wanting the agbay for a long time...it looks wonderful...and forgive me if this sounds ignorant but the idea doesn't seem that complex. I showed it to my husband and told him I wanted one and he said "baby I can make that no problem..." Is there something i'm missing?




Well if he can really make it as good.. then you are in business !!!

LuvLyrics Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 1:17am
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Originally Posted by jojo76

mine is on its way to the uk as I type, very excited!
How do you stop the cake sliding around as you cut, though? It looks like you need both hands to operate it? Sometimes I do little six inch cakes for people, how would I keep that still as I slice? is there a technique?




I use a non slip thin mat, like the one you put in drawers to keep it from slidding...hth

sugarspice Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 2:01am
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I just ordered mine last week. Maureen is wonderful-she asked where I heard about it & of course, she was familiar with Cake Central icon_smile.gif She said they were really busy this week-she can always tell when there is a new Agbay thread going! I ordered it on Thurs & I got it on Sat icon_smile.gif It is only a little wider than the piece of junk large Wilton leveler (I did the happy dance all the way to the garbage can with it!!)
A couple of tips she gave... when making a white cake, she levels it, flips it over and then takes off 1/8" to remove the brown "crust" on the bottom.

Also..After she tortes/fills the cake, she will adjust the blade and run the WHOLE cake under the Agbay so she has a level surface to ice. The layers of filling can throw the final layer off a bit at times.
I would really recommend the blade cleaning tool-it SAFELY removes that gooey cake residue on the blade.
You can now buy the single blade and then upgrade later with the second blade-totally brilliant icon_smile.gif I love people who are nice and sell GREAT Products!!!

akgirl10 Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 2:23am
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I do it like Leah, hold the agbay with one hand and the top of the cake with my other hand. I have only the single blade. Has anyone upgraded their single to the double?

Rachie, one thing I like about the agbay is the measurements on either side. It's super precise for making sure the blade is level.

learnincakes Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 2:36am
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I love this tool! But be very carefull! Super sharp blades, I cut myself pretty good with it. But, I do agree it is one the best tools out there for caking.

jojo76 Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 7:39am
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ahh thats great. thanks for the tips ladies. I wish mine would hurry up, think its stuck in customs...bet their wives are all trying it out lol!
I did wonder about the non slip mat stuff, so if the one handed technique doesn't work for me, than I'll get some!

jojo76 Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 7:40am
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Oh actually all the flights into the uk are grounded at the moment, so maybe thats it.......booohooo!!

Relznik Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 9:08am
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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Agbay. Probably my most favourite piece of equipment I have.

I've had mine for about 5 years and the blade is still as sharp as ever. I don't think the double bladed one was out when I got mine, but it's so quick and easy to use, that I don't miss not having the second blade!

I have the blade cleaner (which is still in its bag... I carefully wipe the blade with a cloth). I do wish I'd bought the polystyrene (styrofoam) blade. That would have been handy to have!!

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Originally Posted by leah_s

I actually grab the Agbay in the top middle part of the handle and put my other hand on top of the cake to keep it in place.




That's EXACTLY what I do. icon_biggrin.gif

Lee15 Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 12:35pm
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Relznik - I am the same. I bought the blade cleaning tool but it is in the same package that it came in. I just wipe it down with a wet towel. I absolutely love this tool!

LuvLyrics Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 3:46pm
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Originally Posted by sugarspice

I just ordered mine last week. Maureen is wonderful-she asked where I heard about it & of course, she was familiar with Cake Central icon_smile.gif She said they were really busy this week-she can always tell when there is a new Agbay thread going! I ordered it on Thurs & I got it on Sat icon_smile.gif It is only a little wider than the piece of junk large Wilton leveler (I did the happy dance all the way to the garbage can with it!!)
A couple of tips she gave... when making a white cake, she levels it, flips it over and then takes off 1/8" to remove the brown "crust" on the bottom.

Also..After she tortes/fills the cake, she will adjust the blade and run the WHOLE cake under the Agbay so she has a level surface to ice. The layers of filling can throw the final layer off a bit at times.
I would really recommend the blade cleaning tool-it SAFELY removes that gooey cake residue on the blade.
You can now buy the single blade and then upgrade later with the second blade-totally brilliant icon_smile.gif I love people who are nice and sell GREAT Products!!!




How do I get in contact with her?? I posted the link but can't find where to click to buy it...lol

liztanner30 Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 4:01pm
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I have one and I adore it.

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