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post #16 of 31
I am on the verge of buying an Agbay myself- I made a cake which was so great EXCEPT it was not level- that is all I saw
post #17 of 31
[quote="OhMyGanache"]I have the double blade and I love it. Since I torte all my cakes, I didn't see the point in doing twice as much work by buying and adjusting a single blade.[/quote]

All you really have to do it cut thru the cake twice - no adjustments at all.

Set height on Agbay that you want you want your layer to be.
Set cake on counter, make cut.
Lift off top part of cake, set on counter, make cut.

Although I lurve my two blade Agbay that levels and tortes in one cut.
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post #18 of 31
Well Leah- I'm sold-- you should def go into sales! I won't bo a cake withour SPS- ever! I have stocked up on every size and every size column as well- and now I am Agbay bound! (ha)

I just needed a tiny push really- that unlevel adorable cake I made is still driving me crazy--

I'll post pics of my cakes as soon as I figure out how- I signed up for photobucket sooo---- heck I'll just get my son to do it for me- thses kids can do anything on a computer

Happy caking everyone

Mo
post #19 of 31
i'm a hobby baker and i'd saved up to get the single one and when I went to order my dh surprised me with the difference to order the double bladed one.

After struggling with the wilton single blade small and the ridiculous large one and attempting to use a serrated knife to cut evenly, the agby is wonderful!!! i've only used it on a few cakes and dh has had his turn as well icon_biggrin.gif it's well worth the expense. so easy to use, as leah said, one swipe and it's level and torted...
post #20 of 31
I think I am going to sit in the floor and pitch a tantrum until my husband buys me one! icon_cry.gif Lol! I really have wanted one for a while, I think I will get the double blade when I order one.
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post #21 of 31
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Originally Posted by ChRiStY_71

I think I am going to sit in the floor and pitch a tantrum until my husband buys me one! icon_cry.gif



how do you think i got mine? lol jk! it truly is the best cake tool ever, i have the single blade but i def still want to get the extra blade soon icon_biggrin.gif
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post #22 of 31
The double blade is my favorite tool in my arsenal, love that thing!
post #23 of 31
I just happened to "luck up" and found the single blade one on ebay for $40. i love it. and I pratically stole it at that price!!! I really dont feel the need for the double blade. But be careful....you can cut your hand off with that thing....its super sharp!
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post #24 of 31
I gave up on the Wilton leveler a long time ago and I just resort to baking multiple thin layers - washing the pans between each. I've been telling hubby about the Agaby and he finally started listening this past month and even sat down to watch the video. He's agrees it would be nice to have and a time saver, but he's still on the fence since he just bought "me" (while he says it's for me, I've only played with it once while he's taken 100's of pics!) the new Nikon. I'm hoping to push him over the edge soon! I'm hoping for the double, but would be very happy with the single.
post #25 of 31
For me it is so hard to justify the expense because I am just a hobby baker and have only made 4 cakes (one was a cake disaster- overheated in the car) so... how do I justify it to myself... but I have to tell you- my polka dot cake was so cute- really agreat cake EXCEPT for the uneven top- and that is all I saw-- all that work and expense and I can't get past the crooked part-

Another problem- where do I store that thing- I am in a maze of bins and boxes as it is- ha!!! Shooty- I know I want it- I know I'll use it- what am I waiting for????

I really want it!!! and of course so many other things but that for sure-- I'm also looking for that metal ribbon cutter that I have seen TV decorators use- I can't seem to get the Wilton one to work for me- any ideas on that item?

So sorry to the OP'ster- didnt mean to hijack your thread!

Mo
post #26 of 31
Christy, that's not how you get it........
post #27 of 31
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Originally Posted by leah_s View Post

I just got a single for cutting off the top icing of the cake after it's finish coated.

Are you saying, after you have smoothed your cake, you use the Agbay to remove frosting/icing?  I am assuming that is because after your cake are leveled and then you frost them, they may not be level again.  That isn't messy and just make it harder to smooth the top again?

 

Maybe I am completely misunderstanding this.  If so, please help. :)

post #28 of 31
Is the agbay easy to clean? Get all the icing/grease off? Can it go in the dishwasher?
post #29 of 31

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Originally Posted by MaurorLess67 View Post
For me it is so hard to justify the expense because I am just a hobby baker .......................

MaurorLess67:  hard to justify buying an agbay cake slicer.......well....I don't smoke, and I don't chew, and I don't party with them that do.  Don't do my nails, don't curl my hair, I wear cheap clothes, and I just don't care. With all that cash$$ that I still ain't spent,  goinna buy an Agbay and skip the rent.

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post #30 of 31
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Originally Posted by cakestomuch View Post

Is the agbay easy to clean? Get all the icing/grease off? Can it go in the dishwasher?


I just wipe it off--VERY CAREFULLY--with a damp paper towel.  It comes with a small tool that helps to get off a lot of stuff before I do that.  I can't be bothered with disassembling & reassembling it.

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