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Wilton Cake Leveler Stinks!

post #1 of 81
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I used the large Wilton cake leveler last night on a carrot sheet cake. I cut through the cake and when I removed the top layer, I realized that my bottom cake was destroyed. I guess the blade was digging down towards the bottom of the cake. Quite frankly, I've never had luck with that thing! I had to patch the cake back together and add pieces of an extra cake I had baked for my DH. I was mortified! Needless to say, I am throwing out the leveler. It's useless!
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post #2 of 81
I couldn't agree more! I hate mine but I need to save some money for the Agbay one that everyone raves about. The Wilton one is crap! The blade doesn't stay straight and the cake is rarely cut at an even level!! I wonder how many other Wilton levelers are filling up the local landfill!!!
post #3 of 81
Mine is sitting in a land-fill somewhere too. It was garbage!
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post #4 of 81
I have had better luck. You have to remember to saw the leveler, and not too fast.
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post #5 of 81
i hate mine. it seems to do more damage than good, anazing though because i couldn't live without the smaller one.
post #6 of 81
I'm new to cake decorating and bought the Wilton Silicon Pastry Brush....
too bad I already threw away the recipe or it would be going back for a return!
It's absolutely USELESS.... does anyone else have a Wilton Silicon Pastry Brush???
I really hate mine - It's headed for the garbage.
Sally
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post #7 of 81
In that case I don't think I will invest in one any time soon. Good to know.
post #8 of 81
Another Wilton large cake leveler hater here (but love the small one)!

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post #9 of 81
Okay, I just have to reply on this one! I have read that LOTS of people hate the large wilton leveler. But I've been using mine for over a year, even on a stacked wedding cake, and it's never given me any trouble at all! I just clear off a very large area on my counter, make sure the feet of the leveler stay perfectly flat, and slowly saw my way from one end to the other.
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Mmmm....cake.
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post #10 of 81
I like the smaller one but not the large one
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post #11 of 81
i don't know which I have, but it works fine for me, and I like my silicone brush, too. My leveler is about a foot across?
post #12 of 81
I have the small one and HATE it!!!! Either it sucks or I really don't know how to work it icon_confused.gif
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post #13 of 81
I have both the small one and large on and the small one never actually cuts for me, I've only used the big one once so far but that seemed to work fine. I just have to go slow to keep it level.
post #14 of 81
I threw both of mine out the backdoor, cussing until I ran out of swear words. They're not levelers--they're destroyers. I bought an agbay--it's worth every penny, and I no longer cuss!
post #15 of 81
I want to try Alton Brown's idea. A saw blade!
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