Fat Daddio's Cake Leveler

Decorating By KayMc Updated 23 Nov 2010 , 12:37am by cas17

KayMc Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 1:44am
post #1 of 22

I saw a 'professional' cake leveler for $60 by Fat Daddio's. It's $100 cheaper than the Agbay, and I am very interested. Does anyone know if this works well?

21 replies
LisaR64 Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 2:03am
post #2 of 22

I have the Fat Daddio's leveler and I really like it. The only downside I can find with it is that it is hand held, unlike the Agbay which is free standing. I've leveled several large cakes now, and only had problems with the leveler on one cake, and I think that was because I was trying to double tort a cake that was a little underdone in the middle and the leveler got stuck half way through. Other than that, it's worked really well for me.

KayMc Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 2:16am
post #3 of 22

How difficult is it to use the hand held leveller? I hadn't thought of it until you said it, but it seems the other one would be easier.

LisaR64 Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 3:18am
post #4 of 22

I've never used the Agbay, but from what I hear, it's the Cadillac of levelers, so if you can afford it, the Agbay is probably the best choice, but if the Agbay is out of your price range, Fat Daddio's seems to be a good option.

frankdiabetes Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 3:47am
post #5 of 22

You can get the Fat Daddio's cake leveler for $44.99 at www.fondantsource.com ...I've just ordered it after a particularly bad experience with my Wilton leveler. I'm just a hobbyist who prefers to do cookies so I can't justify purchasing an Agbay at this time but I'm excited to try the Fat Daddio's. I'll let you know how it works!

KayMc Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 4:33am
post #6 of 22

Frankdiabetes, I would LOVE to hear your results. I, too, am a hobbyist and not a cake professional, so I'm reluctant to spend all that $$ on an Agbay. Please, let me know what you think of the Fat Daddio one, as I am intererested in it IF it works easily and accurately. Thanks so much!!

cas17 Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 4:55pm
post #7 of 22

just purchased the FD leveler myself and will be using it for the first time this week. still trying to save up for the agbay. i agree it's a bit of a pain to set the blades but it's got to work a billion times better than the wilton large leveler!!

shanney54 Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 6:05pm
post #8 of 22

I made my first big cake a few weeks ago and had a terrible time w/ the large Wilton cake leveler!!! I'll have to give the Fat Daddio one a shot.

ladyonzlake Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 2:30am
post #9 of 22

I got my Abgay a few weeks ago...all I can say is "LOVE IT"!

KayMc Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 2:44am
post #10 of 22

Alright, you guys have convinced me. I was hoping the Fat Dadio's would work as well, but that doesn't seem to be the consensus. Guess I'm investing in an Agbay.

HamSquad Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 2:49am
post #11 of 22

OMG! I had a bad cake weekend. Mainly it consisted with my large Wilton cake leveler working so bad. I've notice it wasn't cutting thru like it use to, but this weekend, when I adjusted it to cut at a certain level, it popped out of place and it cut in an angle. icon_mad.gif. I had to do restorative art with that cake. I did not know there was a FatDaddio Cake leveler. I need a new one for up coming cakes projects and the Agbay is cerainly no where in my budget. Thanks for the info! icon_smile.gif
Hammy

ladyonzlake Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 3:07am
post #12 of 22

If you do cakes as a business as I do you will absolutley (sp?) LOVE the Abgay....when I used it for the first time I was so thrilled and told myself it was well worth the investment!

SBaker Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 3:25am
post #13 of 22

My experience has been that if I am serious about hobby/profession, invest in the best. It doesn't make sense to spend $$ on something that is not as good as possible, and have to spend the money later for the tool I needed to begin with. Good tools make life and work so much easier. Invest wisely.

hollynme2 Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 10:48pm
post #14 of 22

I thought the same thing about the Agbay before I got it....high price....BUT, now I love torting cakes and everyone is so impressed how beautiful the layers come out. I use it on every cake so it's well justified as far as I am concerned. I couldn't take the Wilton leveler any more and tossed it in the trash. Save up and get the Agbay.

cas17 Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 10:51pm
post #15 of 22

i'm am definitely saving up to get one, hopefully soon. toba garrett class in my area the end of july put me back a bit tho icon_biggrin.gif

KayMc Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 11:50pm
post #16 of 22

OH!!! I am green w/ envy!!! I would LOVE to take one of Toba Garrett's classes. You are so fortunate!!!!!

cas17 Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 2:38am
post #17 of 22

thank you, i'm am very excited! it's her wedding dress cake class. she's also doing a decorated cookie class, chocolate roses and 2 lambreth stringwork classes. i felt like the cake class would be most useful to me and my cake business icon_biggrin.gif

brea1026 Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 3:38am
post #18 of 22

Great thread! I have been so curious about this product and have almost bought it a few times. I am glad to hear that I am not the only one who's large wilton one gives them problems. =0)

playingwithsugar Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 10:24pm
post #19 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by KayMc

OH!!! I am green w/ envy!!! I would LOVE to take one of Toba Garrett's classes. You are so fortunate!!!!!




I've taken all of her classes. They were soooo worth waking up at 3:30 in the morning to do the commute to NYC.

Now, getting back to the cake leveler. Has anyone actually used it yet? This inquiring mind wants to know how it worked/did not work.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

cas17 Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 10:38pm
post #20 of 22

well, i use it only if i absolutely have to. i find it hard to set the blade evenly on both sides and i really don't like the way you have to tighten down the blade as this makes it move out of place. i also find that the blade twists when you try to tighten it into place icon_sad.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 11:27pm
post #21 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by cas17

well, i use it only if i absolutely have to. i find it hard to set the blade evenly on both sides and i really don't like the way you have to tighten down the blade as this makes it move out of place. i also find that the blade twists when you try to tighten it into place icon_sad.gif




Thank you for your reply. I think I will wait until I have the money for the agbay.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

cas17 Posted 23 Nov 2010 , 12:37am
post #22 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by playingwithsugar

Quote:
Originally Posted by cas17

well, i use it only if i absolutely have to. i find it hard to set the blade evenly on both sides and i really don't like the way you have to tighten down the blade as this makes it move out of place. i also find that the blade twists when you try to tighten it into place icon_sad.gif



Thank you for your reply. I think I will wait until I have the money for the agbay.

Theresa icon_smile.gif




thumbs_up.gif

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%