Agbay.....all Types Of Cake.....

Decorating By madgeowens Updated 2 Jan 2011 , 12:49pm by leah_s

madgeowens Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 4:46am
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will agbay cut all types of cake, light and fluffy as well as dense?

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madgeowens Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 5:45am
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I mean.....do you get clean cuts with all cakes? Whats been your experience? Tia

playingwithsugar Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 5:56am
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Define light and fluffy - as in boxed mix without enhancement, or angelfood, or what?

I know I would never use it on an angelfood cake, nor on a flourless cake, but otherwise, I see no problem using it.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

leah_s Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 1:45pm
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I see no reason not to use it on everything. That's what it's made for - cutting cakes. All types of cakes.

madgeowens Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 3:25pm
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leah.....your the person who talked me into asking for this for Christmas lol....I just wanted to make sure there were no secrets I am going to learn the hard way....hehehe

madgeowens Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 3:26pm
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oh..and yes as in cake mix no enhancements or angel food yes....anything and everything

leah_s Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 4:02pm
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madge, the only secret you're going to learn is that the thing is unbelievably sharp. Expect to sacrifice a finger. Well, just a cut on your finger, not a whole finger.

kelleym Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 6:32pm
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The only bad review of an Agbay that I EVER saw was one lady who thought it was too much trouble to get out when she wanted to use it.

Other than that, every other review I've ever seen is glowing. It does what it's supposed to, flawlessly. I love mine, I only wish I did more cakes so I could get to use it more often. icon_smile.gif

If you get it, do buy the cleaner/blade scraper (I think it's like $7), that helps clean the gunk off if you have a really moist cake.

neelycharmed Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 6:44pm
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I so wish I asked for agbay, but it was too late!!!
maybe for Mother's Day thumbs_up.gif
Jodi

emiyeric Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 6:45pm
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It's exactly as advertised. I can't tell you enough how much I love mine. It is harder to cut extra moist cakes, particularly when they're smaller (the big ones weigh themselves down, the smaller ones you have to hold just right), but nothing too hard icon_wink.gif. And I shudder to think of how hard those cakes were WITHOUT an Agbay anyway! I know you'll love it as much as I love mine icon_smile.gif.

MissLisa Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 6:46pm
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The only issue I have with mine is if I have a really moist cake and I'm only slicing off a tiny bit to level it. It will sometimes gum up and drag thru the cake. Other than that and the fact that I too have sliced a finger......it is FANTASTIC!

Kellbella Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 6:53pm
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I had trouble with a carrot cake once and it kept getting snagged on pieces of nuts, etc...so I learned to pop it in the freezer for a little bit first.

madgeowens Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 3:34am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by leah_s

madge, the only secret you're going to learn is that the thing is unbelievably sharp. Expect to sacrifice a finger. Well, just a cut on your finger, not a whole finger.





oh geeze...I just sliced my finger slicing an orange hahaha....I will be extra careful with my agbay.....also they tell you to sit the cake on non skid material so it holds still for you to cut....

LaBellaTorta Posted 31 Dec 2010 , 11:56am
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Mine came through today!!!! Cannot wait to try it out. I am a complete klutz though, so will have the first aid kit on standby!

pmarks0 Posted 31 Dec 2010 , 1:52pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kelleym

If you get it, do buy the cleaner/blade scraper (I think it's like $7), that helps clean the gunk off if you have a really moist cake.




I just got mine this week (haven't used it yet) and they're now including the cleaning tool with the purchase.

madgeowens Posted 31 Dec 2010 , 2:57pm
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lol yes, a first aid kit sounds like a must!
I am going to bake today so I can use it!!!!
Happy New Year Everyone!

shebaben Posted 31 Dec 2010 , 4:06pm
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Everyone is absolutely correct....the Agbay is a jewel of a tool...now tht I have it, it has become indispensable and I've tossed out the old flimsy Wilton levelers. And I've only lost one fingertip to my Agbay!!!!! Don't even think of taking it out of my kitchen!!! icon_smile.gif

Joshua_Alan Posted 31 Dec 2010 , 4:29pm
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I love mine! It's great, I don't see why it wouldn't work on all cakes.

MissyTex Posted 2 Jan 2011 , 1:59am
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Ooooh,oooh, I love mine, too! Yes, VERY sharp. It doesn't fit in my dishwasher, though. How do you others clean yours? I clean mine with hot water and a soapy paper towel and to sanitize it I molded foil around it to make a trough and I sit the Agbay in it with bleach water. I just fold the foil up a bit and put it away so I can use it again.

kansaslaura Posted 2 Jan 2011 , 2:26am
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I haven't found a cake it didn't work beautifully on. As far as cleaning, I clean the blade from the backside, slowly and carefully and mist with a sanitizer and allow to air dry.

Vanessa7 Posted 2 Jan 2011 , 2:47am
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I love, love, love, did I say LOVE my agbay! It's really sturdy too (hubby knocked it down the stairs with no issues - to the agbay that is!). Definately must watch the blade though, it isn't forgiving to fingers that end up in the way. I know you'll enjoy yours.

leah_s Posted 2 Jan 2011 , 12:49pm
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Kansas has the cleaning and sanitizing procedure!

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