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Mini Offset Spatulas
Mini offset spatulas promise to provide the control you need when spreading batter or icing. Do they deliver?
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What You Need To Know
We’ve found that tasks like spreading batter in a cake pan or frosting cupcakes are a lot easier with a mini offset spatula. These moderately priced, blunt-edged metal pastry blades, which average about 4 1/2 inches long, are especially helpful in spreading the sticky batter in our Rustic Plum Cake recipe. We tested five models and found significant differences. Thin blades wobbled and wooden handles absorbed odors. Our top choice has a sturdy, round-tipped blade and an easy-to-grip polypropylene handle.
Everything We Tested
Offers great control when spreading batter or icing. Sleek, sturdy, and comfortable, this blade (4½ inches in length) was just about flawless.
Recommended with reservations
Though we generally prefer polypropylene grips, this one was a bit too slender and slippery for delicate tasks.
This basic palette knife lost points for a flimsy blade. We didn’t like the wood handle, which absorbed odors.
For a coarse grip and wobbly blade, this tool cost much more than it was worth.
With its tapered edge and thin blade, this tool is better suited for more delicate, detail-oriented pastry work than the heavy lifting required by cake batter and butter cream.
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