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post #31 of 81
I have the small Wilton one and love it. I don't know any difference but it did not destroy my cake. It was perfect.
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post #32 of 81
I use the small one all the time, and I have never had any problems with it. Works great for me!
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post #33 of 81
I hate my large one too! It went in the trash. The small one I have no problems with. Go figure.

Beth
post #34 of 81
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I'm surprised that this leveler works for some. Maybe because I used it on carrot cake and the nuts and carrots prevented it from cutting through cleanly. In any event, I'm sold on the Egbay and just ordered it for myself as my Mother's Day present. Thanks everyone for your input!
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post #35 of 81
I have the small Wilton leveler and love it. I tried the Alton Brown method on a sheet cake and it was totally destroyed. The saw blade was just too flexible to make a level cut and my cake looked like a ski slope! My hubby didn't mind so much since he gets to eat my mistakes, but that was a pretty huge cake to have to start over! For as much as I LOVE Alton, that one was a disappointment. I have yet to try on a smaller cake like he showed - I'm a little scared of it now.
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post #36 of 81
I use the large Wilton leveler on all my cakes and never experience any problems, and show the use of it and recommed it in my Wilton classes I teach. As previously stated, you must go slow and steady with it and keep the feet firmly on the surface. I am not a big fan of the smaller one just because I love using the bigger one so much.
post #37 of 81
I love my small Wilton leveler, have not had a cake order big enough to require the larger one. But have not had any real issues with the small one. I find if the cake has a high crumb factor, it will tear easier, so you have to go slow & easy and keep the feet tight to the surface, you should have very little tearing. I usually use a steak knife to get the cut started, just cut a notch even with the wire & continue on with the leveler. If I get going to fast this is usually when it tears. The denser the cake, the better it slices.
post #38 of 81
I just used it on two chocolate sheet cakes and a 6,9,12in butter wedding cake. Each cake had 4 - 1in layers. Worked beatifully. Just went slowly all the way around the cakes on a large surface until I worked my way through. I loved it so much that I will forever torte my cakes. I am suprised at the mixed reviews.

Maybe it works different with a more coarse cake?

My main issue is storing it. I did not want it to bend - so I had my husband put a few screws in the back of one of my cabinets so I could hang it and keep it straight.

So far so good.

Lee
post #39 of 81
Totally Agree!!! i have never gotten it to work right... The serrated knife is my miracle cake cutter
post #40 of 81
Totally Agree!!! i have never gotten it to work right... The serrated knife is my miracle cake cutter
post #41 of 81
Never had an issue with either cutter, big or small. I read a thread a while ago about people not liking it, so I just take my time and don't ram the blade through the cake. I use them both all of the time.
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post #42 of 81
I hate the small wilton, that dang wire is useless, but I must say for a soft cake it gets it level. The large one was bought and used over the weekend, my tiers were eaten to the blade eats down and up and it hard to keep level... even using the sawing motion! I just watched Alton Brown on FN use pickets wood and a hack saw blade and it is firmer so I think with DH a carpenter I might give it a hoot next time!!!
post #43 of 81
Another one who thinks the Wilton leveler is a piece of junk. I may someday invest in an Agbay, I hear so many good thngs about it. But think I want to get a stress free support system first. I once worked for a woman who had a Wilton leveler and I was never able to get a straight cut with it, I did much better with a long bladed serrated edge bread knife.
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post #44 of 81
Oh my GOODNESS!! I thought I was the only one who HATED that stupid thing. I was so disappointed with it when I got it, til I have not used it again. It's being stored somewhere (DEEP) in my cabinet. I see it every so often and roll my eyes icon_smile.gif
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post #45 of 81
Aw man, now I won't be able to sell it one ebay because people will be reading this thread on how crappy it is. icon_razz.gif

It is junk. . .
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