A narrow spatula that is built with a thin, flexible stainless steel blade. This spatula is used for frosting cakes and to spread toppings or mixtures smoothly over the food being prepared. The blade is slightly flexible, which aids in spreading and making soft toppings smooth in appearance. The spatula is used as a decorating tool but can also be used to serve slices of cake, pieces of pie or bars. Baking spatulas are available with various length blades ranging from 4 to 14 inches. They are available with a straight blade or an offset blade. The offset spatula aids in keeping your hands from touching the food that is being spread. The angle of the offset blade also makes it easier to slide under pieces of cake, pies or bars to remove them from the pan. The spatulas can also be used to turn mini pancakes, remove cookies from cooking sheets, or to turn a hamburger patty. They are available with wooden, stainless steel, polypropylene, or plastic handles. This utensil is also referred to as an icing spatula, frosting spatula, or pastry spatula.
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