Rosegin Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 6:50am
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AWhat knife works best for this? I'm a beginning home baker and I can't afford the Agbay. Someday! So in the meantime, what knife should I invest in? Thanks!

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morganchampagne Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 7:28am
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AI bought a Wilton cake knife until I could get the leveler. It always did fine for me. Fat Daddios sells a cake knife too. If you have a restaurant equipment supply store you could go there and get a really good one

Rosegin Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 7:55am
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AThank you! We have a Gordon Food Service. I didn't even think of that!

maybenot Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 9:38pm
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The absolute longest, blunt tip, non-serrated bread knife that you can find.

shanter Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 11:04pm
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I like this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Ateco-Stainless-Steel-Knife-Blade/dp/B000KEUKPG/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1YNTVAHWJG4LH&coliid=I3UDYDVDM8AFMW

 

My largest pan is 12 inches, so this is plenty long.

ellavanilla Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 11:16pm
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I have this knife, by henkels, it is for slicing ham. i don't generally do that, but it was a wedding gift.

 

http://www.cutleryandmore.com/content/products/large/12493.jpg

Norasmom Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 12:04am
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Originally Posted by ellavanilla 

I have this knife, by henkels, it is for slicing ham. i don't generally do that, but it was a wedding gift.

 

http://www.cutleryandmore.com/content/products/large/12493.jpg

I have the same Henckels knife, it's great for torting cakes.

morganchampagne Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 12:16am
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AI honestly believe that knife would do! As I gift somebody gave me that Wilton one. I knew there were better ones but the person was very special to me and had passed so I never bought another one. But I wouldn't necessarily recommend that one FIRST (if you know what I mean)

yortma Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 1:56am
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AI do have the Agbay, but I really like my Wilton cake knife too. It is long and serrated with a rounded end. It is nice because it is reasonably priced and widely available.

vgcea Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 2:11am

AI have the Fat Daddio's 14 inch cake knife. It works well but I can't wait to get an Agbay. Last weekend I had to tort a coconut cake with the knife and it massacred my cake. I was so upset I could have bought an agbay that night if my computer was on :lol: So even the good knives find their challenge with nutty cakes.

kaylawaylalayla Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 2:25am

AI prefer an offset serrated http://www.knifeprocutlery.com/static/products/Serrated-offset-9-black_.jpg Not necessarily that one. Thats just a good example of one.

Pyro Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 3:08am

The sharpest serrated knife you can afford. If you will take care of it, wash and dry when you are done using, you can invest in a good quality one. Otherwise anything affordable would do the job but it bite into the cake a bit instead of slicing straight through.

ellavanilla Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 6:36pm
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Originally Posted by kaylawaylalayla 

I prefer an offset serrated
http://www.knifeprocutlery.com/static/products/Serrated-offset-9-black_.jpg
Not necessarily that one. Thats just a good example of one.

 

 

Oh, now an offset sounds like a nice idea! I didn't know they were available. 

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