Agbay Is Destroying Cake Tier

Decorating By cai0311 Updated 29 Jul 2010 , 6:17pm by chrisviz

cai0311 Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 12:12am
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My Agbay is tearing my cake tier to shreds. Huge chunks are coming off of the cake. I was going to be done with all my baking tonight, but now I have to rebake my 10" round icon_mad.gif

Am I doing something wrong?

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jillmakescakes Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 12:35am
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are you moving the Agbay in a side to side motion, or just pusing it through?

also, how long have you had your agbay? could it be time for a new blade?

lastly, is it a carrot cake or something with larger pieces that might be contributing to the tearing?

FlourPots Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 12:38am
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I partially freeze mine before leveling, that seems to have taken care of the problem for me...I used to stop if it seemed like a piece was going to break off, turn the cake around and carefully cut in from where that bad side was....hope that makes sense.

Kellbella Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 12:42am
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Was the cake still warm when you tried to cut it?

cai0311 Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 12:48am
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I am doing a side to side motion. The cakes were completly cool but not frozen at all. They are just plain pineapple cakes with no chuncks. The blade is brand new. I just got it last week. thumbsdown.gif

cai0311 Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 12:49am
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I am doing a side to side motion. The cakes were completly cool but not frozen at all. They are just plain pineapple cakes with no chuncks. The blade is brand new. I just got it last week. thumbsdown.gif

heavenlys Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 12:50am
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weird cuz mine cuts through sooooo smoothly. Even my cakes with chocolate chips in. Sorry this is happening

msauer Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 1:31am
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I too am sorry this is happening. I just got my Agbay about 3 weeks ago and I am in love. Hopefully you can figure it out.

bmarlow001 Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 1:50am
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I was looking into these but couldn't find a price.. would anyone mind telling me about how much these cost?

sorry OP for getting off subject icon_redface.gif

FlourPots Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 1:53am
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Bakingangel Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 1:59am
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Are you using the correct side of the blade? It's hard to imagine it could even do that! Did you buy it directly from Agbay? If so, call them. They are extremely friendly and can best figure out what's going on.

Peridot Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 2:06am
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I cannot even imagine this happening either. My Agbay is the best thing that I have ever purchased and I had success from the first day I used it. I hope you find out what you are doing wrong so that you can enjoy using it like the rest of us.

cutthecake Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 2:06am
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Could pieces of pineapple be causing your problem? You said there's no chunks, but sometimes pineapple is a little stringy.

Jenn2179 Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 2:20am
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That happens to be sometimes with my chocolate cake because it is so moist. I have found freezing it a little helps with this issue.

sweetcakes Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 4:14am
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also keep the blade clean. i always find the blade at the top ( i have the 2 blade one) that cuts the very top off, if it gets gunked up with moist sticky cake tops it wont cut well. so i slide it all to one side and use the blade cleaner then swipe it back to the other side so i can clean the other side of the blade. Ive used it on carrot cake and it has cut through nuts and raisins with no problem, as long as its clean.

cai0311 Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 12:33pm
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I put the remaining tiers in the freezer for about 30 minutes and seemed to fix the problem.

The down side is I have to level the 16" tier tonight and that won't fit in the freezer. I am going to try to chill in the fridge for at least an hour before I cut it. The last thing I want to do is rebake that tier.

leah_s Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 2:26pm
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Take the 16" tier out of the pan, wrap it in plastic film and put it back in the pan. Now you can put it into the freezer sideways. Does that help?

msauer Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 5:55pm
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Oooh....Leah! What a great tip! I would have never thought of that! I was actually thinking about telling her it looks like it may be time for a commercial fridge icon_razz.gif , but "fegetaboutit"! You're a genious!

leah_s Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 6:09pm
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Meh . . .if there's a way . . . especially that doesn't cost anything, I'm all over it.

Country_girrl Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 6:15pm
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Oh my goodness, THANK YOU All for teaching me about a product today. I soo have this on my NEED list!!

chrisviz Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 6:17pm
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Leah_S...where was that gem of a tip two weeks ago!! I cut my 16" cake in half so that I could freeze it. It worked ok, but would have much happier if I hadnt had to cut it. Thanks for the idea for next time!!

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