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post #31 of 166
@cabecakes & marianna - I will include you in my list to Santa!!! icon_biggrin.gif
post #32 of 166
I agree with you all, I hate the large wilton leveler. I love the little one i use it on all my cakes... I cut in as far I can with the small leveler then use my bread knife to finish all my cuts, it works great.
post #33 of 166
I know the Agbay is expensive but totally worth the investment. PLUS Maureen is amazing!!! She lives only 20 minutes away and she saved my butt last week!!! My agbay broke (the knob on the side wouldn't turn) and she met with me the same day to fix it for me! I met her at her MIL doctors appt. LOL Great product and excellent customer service!!!
post #34 of 166
The wilton cake leveler is terrible! If anyone is thinking of buying it, just save yourself the trouble and buy a good long bread knife. I'll have to find that post somebody mentioned that modifies the leveler to see if it actually makes these things useful.

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Originally Posted by Marianna46

I've only had fair results from the Wilton leveler (that is, it works better than my freehand attempts with a long bread knife), but unfortunately there is no Agbay in my future (they're not available here in Mexico as far as I know), so leah_s/indydebi/cake-angel, that tip is worth its weight in gold!



lol
this is getting absurd.
I'm pretty sure my great great great grandmother torted her cakes this way back in the 1300's. dont forget to thank her too
icon_rolleyes.gif haha
post #35 of 166
That may be the way lots of people torte their cakes, but I hadn't thought of it before, and I'm not particularly handy with the freehand long knife, either. If your great great great grandmother had brought it to my attention, I would have been happy to thank her, too! LOL
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post #36 of 166
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marianna46

That may be the way lots of people torte their cakes, but I hadn't thought of it before, and I'm not particularly handy with the freehand long knife, either. If your great great great grandmother had brought it to my attention, I would have been happy to thank her, too! LOL



hahaha
To be perfectly honest, I've never heard of it until today.
It's pretty clever, so I can see why people want credit for it (though whoever came up with it first is irrelevant at this point)

I'm sure my great great great grandma melvira'd her cakes in the 1300's too.

(waits patiently for melvira to come in and beat him with a high density paint roller)
rofl
nothing but love melvira icon_wink.gif
post #37 of 166
Marcx, you just made my day! I haven't had a good laugh in weeks!
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post #38 of 166
I just bought the large Wilton leveller on Saturday, tried to use it on 2 different cakes and it would not cut straight at all!! The blade is too flexible. I took it straight back to the store and told them it was useless and couldn't do what it was meant to do so they gave me my money back. Now I'm saving for the agbay too, it sounds great.
post #39 of 166
I purchased the Agbay about 4 years ago and I love it. I bought the deluxe leveler and did not have a use for the second blade because I always cut my 3" cakes in half. I recently got a contract to do cakes for a restaurant and he likes his cut into thirds. I set both blades and go through all of the cakes at the same time. I first level the cake by using a 12" knife while the cake is in the pan and then invert onto a board to tort. I would recommend if you can get the Agbay get it, it is well worth the price.
post #40 of 166
I've never heard of the Wilton cake leveler before reading this thread. I have been using Magi-Cake Strips with excellent results. It doesn't cut the cake into layers but it does prevent the cake from doming

http://www.amazon.com/Magi-Cake-Set-Cake-Strips-Medium/dp/B002U0LE4O/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1280513460&sr=1-5
post #41 of 166
It just does not work at all. It was a waste of money
Arte en Pastel -Cancun, Mexico
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post #42 of 166
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I broke down and bought the Agbay and I'm amazed with the results. I had a chocolate/chocolate chip cake that I leveled with no problem. You know those chocolate chips would have caused a problem for the Wilton leveler and torn the cake to shreds. The Agbay just sawed right through them! I am a hobby baker too, just starting to sell a few cakes for money thanks to cottage food laws here in Ohio. The Agbay was a huge expense but I'm so glad I got it. I used to hate leveling my cakes and now I'm running around with my Agbay looking for cakes to slice. lol.
post #43 of 166
I'd love an Agbay, but I have to say that I've never had a single bit of trouble with the Wilton wire cake leveler. I always chill the cake before I use it and it works just fine. You do have to work it back and forth. You can't just try to shove it through the cake. If the cake is crusty on the side, I start it with a knife cut.

I even use it on huge cakes. I use it all around the edges in as far as I can go, then I use a big bread knife or dental floss to get through the middle.

Agbay someday!!!
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post #44 of 166
Is this the Wilton leveler you guys are talking about?

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=25041F3E-1E0B-C910-EA7BF6A19B06DAE2&killnav=1

I was thinking about buying this new one I just saw at Michaels but won't if it isn't any good.

Thanks.
post #45 of 166
Yes, that's the one. I've heard from everyone who's ever used it that it sucks.
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