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post #76 of 121
Yep, yep she says, "tongue in cheek" blushing icon_redface.gif that nobody understood her humor.
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post #77 of 121
The agbay website has a video that demos how their cake leveling tool works... It seems really effortless!
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post #78 of 121
imartsy ... there are indeed ebay gift certificates!!!! Yippee!! Here's the link: https://certificates.ebay.com/

There are a few restrictions (i.e., seller must accept PayPal as a form of payment), but nothing really crazy.

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post #79 of 121
I wish I'd have read this yesterday before I sweated over how to level and then torte a 14" round with the smaller leveler I have. we'll see today how good I did.

and by the way, i'm still wonderin ghow I'm going to flip over that lower level now that i've torted the 14".
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post #80 of 121
I was reading this thread yesterday and thought I would try the "dishtowel" method!! Well, I made a carrot cake last night and did this method, LOVE IT!! So much easier and you're not wasting cake!! I will continue to use my leveler for torting, but from now on, I'm using the "dishtowel" method to get my cakes even!!!
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post #81 of 121
Maire, where is the 14" cake now? To flip it, how about putting a cookie sheet or cake board on top and then just flip? Or maybe I'm not understand what you're saying ...
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post #82 of 121
For the dish towel method, how long do you hold it down? And when do you do it? And also how do you do it to cupcakes?
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post #83 of 121
Jess--

the 14" is on a big cutting board right now (Never made the 14" before so I don't have a cooling rack big enough.

when I flipped the first section (because I torted it for filling) I used a 16" cake circle to help me get it w/o breaking. I"m guessing I'll do that this time as well, but i'm a little worried about smearing the filling all over the place, KWIM?

This is the first cake i'm making for a total stranger so i'm a littl enervous!
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post #84 of 121
Maire ... how about putting the half that doesn't have filling on it down on top of the half that does, and then flipping the whole thing?
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post #85 of 121
[quote="tiptop57"]I said it once and I will say it again, those of you who are hump pressers scare me a bit. icon_surprised.gif

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post #86 of 121
I've tried "pressing the hump" (lol) a few times and I didn't like it. To me the part that got smooshed was just that, smooshed. I didn't care for the texture at all. That being said, I rarely have to level my cakes. I usually use the bake even strips and bake at 335. I might have a slight hump, but it usually settles and after turning it out on my cooling rack gets smooshed down a little bit too.
post #87 of 121
i'm gonna try the dishcloth method, but i don't have a problem using the level---YET
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post #88 of 121
I have the agbay and love it...it is so worth the money.

But I too am sick of wasting cake. Can someone give me more details on mashing down the cake? How do you do a big 16 inch cake or a sheet cake? Do you put the towel on the cake and then put a cake board over it and them press? How long do you press? Won't it crack the cake?
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post #89 of 121
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Originally Posted by jackimorgan

I tried the flower nail trick last night and it did not work.....



I also do not like the flowernail method...it doesn't do anything and the nails are a pain to clean up.

I cook my cakes at lower temp (325) and for the larger cakes, I use the core. My cakes come pretty level. But I like a super level, flat top on my cakes, so I trim them a little. I also like all my layers to be exactly the same thickness. (I guess I like my cakes to look good even when sliced! haha)
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post #90 of 121
Just an FYI. this method doesn't work on scratch cakes. I use this all the time when i use a mix.
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