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post #1 of 31
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I am about to buy an agbay cake leveling tool, so my question is, is it worth the $100 extra to get the double blade instead of the single blade? Pros? Cons? Need advice please! Thanks!!!
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post #2 of 31
I bought the single blade one and I'm really happy with it. It is not difficult to move the blade to a different height and it only takes a couple of seconds, I wont bother upgrading. I guess it depends on how many cakes you actually make. See I only make 2 ish a month, so having to move the single blade is not an issue. But say your making 20 or 30 a month, the time adds up.
post #3 of 31
I bought the double but for some reason I usually only use the single blade.
post #4 of 31
I bought the single blade... you can always "upgrade" later by getting the second blade.
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post #5 of 31
I have the singe and it works fine. I agree with the other comment about it all depends on what your volume of work is too.
It really only takes seconds to adjust the blade. I used mine last night and kept telling my family how much I LOVED this cake tool. It is worth every penny I spent on it.
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post #6 of 31
I have both. I do torte and level every cake and I bake a lot, so the double was what I needed. I just got a single for cutting off the top icing of the cake after it's finish coated. Now that the single is upgradeable, you can always start with that and add on as your needs change.

The newer models are a little lighter, I think and the new blade guards are a big improvement.

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post #7 of 31
I don't have the single, so I can't compare the two. But I am only a hobbyist, and only do a few cakes a month, if I'm lucky. Still, the double blade has been soooooo wonderful, I would buy it again in a heartbeat. My cake life before the Agbay was ridiculously cumbersome, and the double blade has reduced my leveling and torting time on a four-tier cake to five minutes. Fabulous!
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post #8 of 31
im just a hobbyist and have the single blade model (before the upgradable one) its not a problem to change the blade height and as was stated before it really depends on how many cakes you are doing whether or not you would need the double blade model
post #9 of 31
I just bought the single blade last week and after doing two cakes, I have already written them to request the second blade! If you want to level and torte at the same time, double is the way to go, I'm thinking...because with the single, I had to adjust it once to level and a second time to torte....if I had two blades, I could just set them for how deep I want my torted layers and then just run each layer through real fast and be done.
post #10 of 31
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I just got a single for cutting off the top icing of the cake after it's finish coated.



I have read this before and am curious to how this is done. Can you please give me more details? I assume you let the cake crust and then use the agbay but how do you get the layer of icing off the cake without messing up the cake below it?

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post #11 of 31
I don't use a crusting icing, so I mostly get a good imprint, although the Agbay blade takes off a chunk of the icing.

The cake underneath never gets messed up, because I never get anywhere near it. I'm only working with the icing on the top of the cake.
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post #12 of 31
I have the single blade and agree with everyone else who has posted saying it takes a few seconds to adjust the height of the blade to do the rest... such a FANTASTIC investment. Happy agbaying icon_wink.gif
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post #13 of 31
Thread Starter 
Thank you all so very much!!! I truly appreciate all the comments and advice icon_smile.gif. I guess I will start with the single blade and upgrade as needed. Thanks again!!!
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post #14 of 31
I just torted red and white layers for a flag cake and I used the single blade, set to 1/2". It is easy to change the height! And I just don't want to mess with my double blade, because it's set perfectly for wedding cakes.

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post #15 of 31
I have the double blade and I love it. Since I torte all my cakes, I didn't see the point in doing twice as much work by buying and adjusting a single blade.
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