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Best knife for leveling/torting

post #1 of 13
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What knife works best for this? I'm a beginning home baker and I can't afford the Agbay. Someday! So in the meantime, what knife should I invest in? Thanks!
post #2 of 13
I bought a Wilton cake knife until I could get the leveler. It always did fine for me. Fat Daddios sells a cake knife too. If you have a restaurant equipment supply store you could go there and get a really good one
post #3 of 13
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Thank you! We have a Gordon Food Service. I didn't even think of that!
post #4 of 13

The absolute longest, blunt tip, non-serrated bread knife that you can find.

post #5 of 13

There. Their. They're not the same.

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There. Their. They're not the same.

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post #6 of 13

I have this knife, by henkels, it is for slicing ham. i don't generally do that, but it was a wedding gift.

 

http://www.cutleryandmore.com/content/products/large/12493.jpg

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Originally Posted by ellavanilla View Post

I have this knife, by henkels, it is for slicing ham. i don't generally do that, but it was a wedding gift.

 

http://www.cutleryandmore.com/content/products/large/12493.jpg

I have the same Henckels knife, it's great for torting cakes.

post #8 of 13
I honestly believe that knife would do! As I gift somebody gave me that Wilton one. I knew there were better ones but the person was very special to me and had passed so I never bought another one. But I wouldn't necessarily recommend that one FIRST (if you know what I mean)
post #9 of 13
I do have the Agbay, but I really like my Wilton cake knife too. It is long and serrated with a rounded end. It is nice because it is reasonably priced and widely available.
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post #10 of 13
I have the Fat Daddio's 14 inch cake knife. It works well but I can't wait to get an Agbay. Last weekend I had to tort a coconut cake with the knife and it massacred my cake. I was so upset I could have bought an agbay that night if my computer was on icon_lol.gif So even the good knives find their challenge with nutty cakes.
post #11 of 13
I prefer an offset serrated
http://www.knifeprocutlery.com/static/products/Serrated-offset-9-black_.jpg
Not necessarily that one. Thats just a good example of one.
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post #12 of 13

The sharpest serrated knife you can afford. If you will take care of it, wash and dry when you are done using, you can invest in a good quality one. Otherwise anything affordable would do the job but it bite into the cake a bit instead of slicing straight through.

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Originally Posted by kaylawaylalayla View Post

I prefer an offset serrated
http://www.knifeprocutlery.com/static/products/Serrated-offset-9-black_.jpg
Not necessarily that one. Thats just a good example of one.

 

 

Oh, now an offset sounds like a nice idea! I didn't know they were available. 

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