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!
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
AThank you! We have a Gordon Food Service. I didn't even think of that!
The absolute longest, blunt tip, non-serrated bread knife that you can find.
I like this one:
My largest pan is 12 inches, so this is plenty long.
I have this knife, by henkels, it is for slicing ham. i don't generally do that, but it was a wedding gift.
I have the same Henckels knife, it's great for torting cakes.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.