Agbay Cake Leveler

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I took a big step today and ordered an Agbay cake leveler. I ordered the one blade that can be converted to two blades later. I level all of my cakes but by hand with a serrated blade bread knife. This should be much faster and more accurate. But after losing the tip of my index fingers three years ago on a blender blade I am a bit intimidated. I will be extra careful using this cutter. Feedback from members who have this leveler would be welcome. Do you like it, is it worth the investment?

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Shirley

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Michal Bulla ...

Sharon wrote a review in April’s Gazette. I hope this helps ;)

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

Thank you, that was helpful. I watched the Agbay video before ordering and it looks pretty amazing.

Donna Tokazowski- Cake Hatteras, Hatteras N.C. ...

I love my Agbay. It saves so much time and every cake is level! (I purchased the double blade)
I use the Agbay the way it is recommended: The blades facing away from you. I try to be conscious of where my hands are in relationship to the blades each time I use it. Just remember to respect not fear the blades and I think you will love it too!
Good Luck!

Elli Warren ...

Shirley I absolutely love my Agbay and I know you will too!! I am always very conscious and careful with the blade, it is extremely sharp but haven’t had any mishaps yet!! :-) It is so easy to use and extremely accurate and like Donna said all your cakes will be so level. I don’t think you will have a problem. Let us know how you get on and what you think of it! :-) x

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

Thank you friends. Now I am feeling better about having spent the money on a new cake toy. I have wanted one for years and just suddenly decided it was time.

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

Just one more question. I noticed on the Agbay video she cut off the top crust, which I do too. But then she turned it over and cut off the bottom crust. Do any of you do that? It seems to me it would lessen the strength or stability of the cake layer.

CuriAUSSIEty Cakes ...

Yes Shirley I do that with mine also and I also cut all my edges. For me it is just a matter of presentation, when a client cuts into their cake the cake is the same color all the way no brown lines if that makes sense. You will love the Agbay and i think you will find the one blade good enough. Yes be extremely careful with the blade but it comes with a great cleaning tool so that helps also.

MsGF ...

I have a double blade Agbay and I absolutely love it! :) Can’t remember how I managed without it. It is a huge time saver and works perfectly everytime. I love it! :)

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

Thank you, I am anxious to receive mine and try it out.

Roo's Little Cake Parlour ...

I was very wary at first, but now I love it. Be careful of those blades, make sure you put the guards back on ASAP. I would also advise checking that the nuts are really tight before you begin levelling as a couple of times one side has slipped and I got a wonky cut. 😡

Donna Tokazowski- Cake Hatteras, Hatteras N.C. ...

I have the double slicer and I do not cut off the bottom crust. It is very warm and humid where I live and I want the cake as stable as possible. I feel there is a lot of flavor in the caramelized crust, but that is just my personal opinion.

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

You have all been very helpful and I thank you for your feedback. It should arrive in 3 days and wouldn’t you know I have no cakes due in August? I will have to bake one just to experiment.

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

I used my new Agbay for the first time this weekend. I torted three different size cakes and it worked like a dream! Well worth the investment. Every layer of cake was perfectly level!

MsGF ...

I knew you would love it! :)