Tiers Are Always Uneven.....what Do I Do???

Decorating By FH_Cakes Updated 12 Oct 2010 , 11:00am by Kahlua

FH_Cakes Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 3:57pm
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I try and try to get my tiers straight and even but they always end up off somehow. I use a leveler all through the proces, but I am still having issues. I seen the gal from Cake Alchemy use the Cake Collars to fill her tiers, I am considering using this technique...Any ideas/advice?

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leah_s Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 4:36pm
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Buy an Agbay. Problem solved.

tenleysmommy Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 4:58pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

Buy an Agbay. Problem solved.




'Nuf said! icon_biggrin.gif

tiggy2 Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 5:29pm
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If you're using a wilton leveler you will never have a level tier. Everyone can't afford an agbay but there are other ways to level. Use enough batter so it rises above the pan and us the edge of the pan to level or take the cake out of the pan and put cake circles in the bottom of the pan to raise the cake above the top edge so you can use the edge to level. Hope that helps.

LuluSweetArt Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 5:49pm
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Aside from an agbay you should also invest in a small level from the hardware store. That way you can check your layers as you add filling. An agbay is a large purchase, but if this is something you plan to do a lot of, it really is worth the investment. Good luck!

Mama_Mias_Cakes Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 6:00pm
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I actually use the Wilton's leveler w/no problems. I like the agbay, but just cannot see myself spending that much right now. I fill my pans a little high so the cake will rise above the edge, like Tiggy stated. I then level the tops using the pan as a guide. The extra straps are eaten by my family or I'll make cake pops with them. .

denetteb Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 3:50am
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Also check the level on your decorating surface. I found that my table was slightly off level but my countertop was level. So if your table/counter is off level, even if you level the cakes they will be off level when moved to a level surface.

Kahlua Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 4:07am
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I just use a ruler, lazy susan and sharp serrated knife and never have a problem. Cheap as!

Coral3 Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 7:44am
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Are you using a good turntable? - I started out using a lazy susan...then one day after I'd ganached, covered in fondant and decorated perfectly I took the cake OFF the lazy susan only to discover the cake was NOT level!...lo and behold the lazy susan was slightly lopsided and I hadn't noticed. (Needless to say I went and bought a proper turntable the same day)

MikeRowesHunny Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 9:46am
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Originally Posted by leah_s

Buy an Agbay. Problem solved.




Not if the surface you level on it's not level! My whole house is uneven, causing all my surfaces to be too. So, my cakes are level in my house, but take them somewhere else and they're not anymore!

tarheelgirl Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 10:17am
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I just purchased the Fat Daddios leveler. Very impressed with the price and the product!

Before, I would fill my pans so the cake would rise taller, take a serrated knife and trim away while the knife stayed flush with the pan. Always even cake..

momvarden Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 10:56am
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The agbay is nice but for an upgradeable single blade its 175.00. For the dble blade 275.00! Just for your information!

Kahlua Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 11:00am
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Originally Posted by Coral3

Are you using a good turntable? - I started out using a lazy susan...then one day after I'd ganached, covered in fondant and decorated perfectly I took the cake OFF the lazy susan only to discover the cake was NOT level!...lo and behold the lazy susan was slightly lopsided and I hadn't noticed. (Needless to say I went and bought a proper turntable the same day)




Yes my lazy Susan is very solid (and level) I also have a turntable icon_smile.gif

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