new cake leveler/torter...very excited!

Decorating By BatterUpCake Updated 26 Aug 2013 , 8:47pm by BatterUpCake

DeniseNH Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 10:22pm
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I swear I'll ask to take my AGBAY with me when I go to heaven to make angel food cakes.  LOVE that thing.  And by the way dental floss works great but not for torting thin layers.  The only comment about the AGBAY is that you have to start out at 1" and I've wished some times that it was a half inch but of course you can always raise your cake up a bit off the counter.  Don't tell the people at AGBAY but I've actually used the cake blade to slice a cake dummy in half - I have the separate foam dummy blade but was in a hurry and didn't bother to change it.  Worked great!  The AGBAY rules!

BatterUpCake Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 10:41pm
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I swear I'll ask to take my AGBAY with me when I go to heaven to make angel food cakes.  LOVE that thing.  And by the way dental floss works great but not for torting thin layers.  The only comment about the AGBAY is that you have to start out at 1" and I've wished some times that it was a half inch but of course you can always raise your cake up a bit off the counter.  Don't tell the people at AGBAY but I've actually used the cake blade to slice a cake dummy in half - I have the separate foam dummy blade but was in a hurry and didn't bother to change it.  Worked great!  The AGBAY rules!

Really? I thought you could slice every 1/4" with the Agbay? The picture on their site shows a beautiful red & white cake with very thin slices. I guess they used cake boards to raise it and slice. However they did it creates a stunning effect. As I said, I cannot nor do I wish to compete with the Agbay. I want to compete with the Wilton, Fat Daddio market.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 10:52pm
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The picture is soooo tiny, but it looks very nice! I want a jet black one! And a soft baby pink. And a ocean blue. And polka dots!


aaand suddenly I have discovered I need a polka dot cake stand. My husband does not thank you, hehe.

BatterUpCake Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 11:06pm
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aaand suddenly I have discovered I need a polka dot cake stand. My husband does not thank you, hehe.

Lol... I really did not expect this level of interest. If any of you were to order a stand, what size would you be interested in. The natural wood one will be 14 and I am have a bunch of the 13" circles.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 11:28pm
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Really? I thought you could slice every 1/4" with the Agbay? The picture on their site shows a beautiful red & white cake with very thin slices. I guess they used cake boards to raise it and slice. However they did it creates a stunning effect. As I said, I cannot nor do I wish to compete with the Agbay. I want to compete with the Wilton, Fat Daddio market.

The Agbay is completely adjustable. You can adjust it less than 1/8" if you want. I believe that poster was referring to the guidelines on the side which start at 1".

DeliciousDesserts Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 11:28pm
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ALove the idea of stands.

Told ya they'd be popular!

JWinslow Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 12:01am
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Love the idea of stands.

Told ya they'd be popular!

;-D

BatterUpCake Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 12:24am
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Thanks for the idea DD.....Studying up on non toxic paints and finishes right now....

BatterUpCake Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 4:38pm
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This one is 14" mahogany. Can be stained or left natural (I'm not going to paint mahogany!)...Haven't picked it up yet

JWinslow Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 4:46pm
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This one is 14" mahogany. Can be stained or left natural (I'm not going to paint mahogany!)...Haven't picked it up yet

You sound like my husband. Refuses to paint mahogany or walnut. :D

BatterUpCake Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 4:48pm
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It just has such a beautiful grain. I know there are people who want natural wood stands....

shanter Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 4:50pm
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This one is 14" mahogany. Can be stained or left natural (I'm not going to paint mahogany!)...Haven't picked it up yet


I don't see a picture.

sixinarow Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 4:53pm
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It just has such a beautiful grain. I know there are people who want natural wood stands....

thumbs_up.gif YES!!

BatterUpCake Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 1:48am
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Darnit...just realized the picture I tried posting earlier isn't here!

sixinarow Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 1:51am
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AWoowee, she's purdy! Was that the 14"?

BatterUpCake Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 1:52am
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yes...he is putting a little darker finish on it right now

sixinarow Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 1:57am
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AA dark stain would be gorgeous! What are you thinking on price for these?

Annabakescakes Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 1:58am
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It is beautiful. Tell me it isn't going to be as much as a Sarah?

 

I, too would like to get into making stands, and plateaus, but we need to clean the workshop. We have everything INCLUDING TWO KITCHEN SINKS, jammed in there. Every time my husband takes something down there, it winds up in the workshop. You literally can't walk. Let alone work. 

BatterUpCake Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 2:02am
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Well for Sara's 14" natural wood it's $195. I am thinking $150 for this one. It is solid mahogany which is a very hardy and expensive wood. He hasn't decided what he is going to charge me to make the painted ones so I can't set a price. But they will be cheaper than hers. She has an established reputation.

sixinarow Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 2:29am
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AYou had me at solid mahogany. *sigh*

morganchampagne Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 3:53am
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AOooohhhhh prettyyyyyyyy. It came out so good!!! I'm sold

JWinslow Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 4:34am
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Darnit...just realized the picture I tried posting earlier isn't here!

 

I love it!   I'll pm you.

MissMona Posted 16 Aug 2013 , 10:17pm
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I haven't read all the posts here, but I saw the leveler question and just wanted to throw this out there.  I have two that look just like the old wilton one, but with a serrated type of wire.  I've been looking for five years for these from a supplier. This past weekend at ICES I finally found them with PME, retail $7.99!!!!  It's a 12" but they also carry an 18" which looks much studier than the big wilton one.  I just thought I'd throw this out there as I have loved mine for 5 years now!  

BatterUpCake Posted 16 Aug 2013 , 10:21pm
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The leveler is on the back burner a couple of weeks while I catch up on other work...

cakestomuch Posted 17 Aug 2013 , 7:05am
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AFor those having trouble with the less expensive cake levelers, what I have done in the past is to pull outward on the ends so that the blade stays straight and does not bend. I know this takes 2 hands so I would have my husband hold the cake while I cut or I would have the cake on the edge of the counter up against my stomach/apron amd then cut it. Works great for me.

BatterUpCake Posted 17 Aug 2013 , 10:35am
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Where can I buy one of these "husband tools" you ladies keep referring to? I can't find one in any stores or online....seems you can buy the bride tool online but I don't need one of those. icon_confused.gif

JWinslow Posted 17 Aug 2013 , 2:09pm
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Where can I buy one of these "husband tools" you ladies keep referring to? I can't find one in any stores or online....seems you can buy the bride tool online but I don't need one of those. icon_confused.gif


Bwahahahahaha!

tam22670 Posted 17 Aug 2013 , 3:28pm
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I fall into the category of rarely making cakes, and just for friends & family. I always used dental floss and wooden dowels to level/torte. It took minimal measuring, and worked pretty well. I can't afford to buy a tool I will use once a year.

 

Anywho, good luck with your new tool & patent (and sorry if you already updated, I didn't read through all 6 pages of the post! hehe! )

 

Oh, and I am new to the site, though I have browsed many times & appreciate and enjoy everyone's wisdom and beautiful cakes! I am making my daughter's wedding cake for the 31st, and haven't made one in 15 years!!! I'm a bit nervous!

BatterUpCake Posted 17 Aug 2013 , 3:48pm
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Good luck!!

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 17 Aug 2013 , 5:29pm
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Where can I buy one of these "husband tools" you ladies keep referring to? I can't find one in any stores or online....seems you can buy the bride tool online but I don't need one of those. icon_confused.gif

Try out the home depot, just make sure you have a look of confusion and some sassy lipstick!

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