An agbay is great for torts and several layers of filling. The marvel cake lid is great for me and everyone who wants to get to the fun part of decorating! lol Actually if you didn't want to put icing on it you don't have too. The lid prevents that ugly browning you don't want for those lighter cakes. I love that I can tell what I have on the table by looking at the color of bread, lemon, strawberry, white and vanilla. Just drizzle some marmalade on top and serve. I wish I had some pics, but go to the website and you can see the difference. See rainbow cake video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtu0SypA4Bw .
I can make a 3 tier cake with just 4 boxes of mix, of course if you make your own batter it's approximately 18 to 20 cups of batter.
As a cake decorator and I have no one else to help me, I want to use all available tools to get my cakes out quickly and make everyone happy.
Have fun baking!