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Originally Posted by AZCouture View Post

I am sooooooo over tools. Cutters, molds, layons, etc.etc...nope. Not interested in anything that I can't do with a paintbrush, a frill stick, and my hands anymore.


I still have some flower cutters that I enjoy using but have been trying to move (slowly) to a simpler approach that can have that wow factor; 

I follow your work (everywhere)  because I so admire your artistic visions.  I learn so much every time you post a cake.

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post #17 of 115
Thank you, and I'm not knocking cakes with that stuff either, I use plenty of that stuff, but I just don't buy anymore and I try to come up with designs sans cut out stuff.
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post #18 of 115
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I am sure is for many.....but maybe not for those pinching pennies or the hobbyist who is only making a couple of cakes a year  for friends and family.

Being that I've only been decorating semi-seriously for about a year now, I'm still learning whose tools are better quality. I have the wilton ultimate kit, which was bought as a gift and I have no problems with anything. A lot of what did not come in the kit is wilton as well, bc thats what my local hobby store has. That being said, I still level and torte my cakes with a knife. I saw the price of the agbay and nearly sh%t myself. I know that good tools are expensive and you get what you pay for, but right now, I can't afford that either. Maybe one day...
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I'm not a satisfied agbay customer. It came apart about a year ago and I can't get the darn thing back together. It was too much work anyway. I like my knife, I don't have to adjust it, unscrew and screw parts, and I have way more control. Which is pretty much how I like everything in life....in my control :)

 

I've been trying over the past year to not be a sucker for cake toys anymore. Mostly I've succeeded. I did just by the damask layon though. Haven't spent any time with it yet. 

 

To answer your question, something lightweight, easily adjustable, and maybe casters on the bottom to help it slide back and forth. I dunno, that might get dangerous :)

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post #20 of 115
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I never said I was trying to copy the Agabay at all. There are several levelers on the market and they are all different. My post was intended to see what everyone uses and what they like or don't like about the product. This is called market research. I have built a couple of prototypes from wood. Just because there is a Cadillac and a Kia on the market doesn't mean there isn't room for a Honda. They all serve the same purpose but have different aspects to them.
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Yes...12 different heights 1/2" each
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Originally Posted by AZCouture View Post

I am sooooooo over tools. Cutters, molds, layons, etc.etc...nope. Not interested in anything that I can't do with a paintbrush, a frill stick, and my hands anymore.

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I'm not a satisfied agbay customer. It came apart about a year ago and I can't get the darn thing back together.

I am bettering if you write the company they would help you.
post #23 of 115
Please know that I really respect that you are trying to build something yourself. I really don't mean to poo poo anyone's enthusiasm. I really was just trying to answer your question & offer some opinions.

For me, 1/2" increments won't work. For some it will. In general, I cut at 1" & 2". Heavy cakes are on a thicker board & I have to adjust the blade a bit. In order to adjust correctly, I would have to use a second board or something to get the right height. If it was Significantly priced lower that hassle may be worth it.

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #24 of 115
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You could set blades at any level in 1/2 increments. But this kind of feedback will be helpful when tweaking the second prototype
post #25 of 115
Did I tea correctly that you used to do woodworking? I know lots on here, including me, are in the market for some stands. I can never seem to find exactly what I want!

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #26 of 115
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I did...I switched to cakes because of health issues but can still dabble in simple designs...no more building bars or stools or horse barns :-(

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Send me a pic of what you are talking about please

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I did...I switched to cakes because of health issues but can still dabble in simple designs...no more building bars or stools or horse barns icon_sad.gif
Now cake stands and pedestals would definitely pique people's interest.
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post #29 of 115
Google Sarah's Stands, see if that's something you could do. Not outright copy her, but maybe something similar.
"I can do that, because this is my sandbox and I've got the bullsh*% shovel." ~Dianne Sylvan, Author and Lunatic
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"I can do that, because this is my sandbox and I've got the bullsh*% shovel." ~Dianne Sylvan, Author and Lunatic
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post #30 of 115
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I could possibly do that and sell from my website but that won't stop me from doing my level even if I am the only person that uses it. Once I get something like this is my head I can't NOT do it! I will look those up though and if they look fun to make I will try it. AT this point in my life if I don't enjoy it I don't do it. lol If you can find a way to make money doing what you love then you will never work another day in your life.

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