My small offset spatula is my most beloved cake tool. I use it to coat buttercream cakes and to crumb coat fondant cakes.
It is easier and more versatile than the big one which I also have. I use the big offset spatula for crumb coating very large cakes only. Final smoothening will be with this small offset spatula. I find it easier to control and maneuver.
The spatula is very helpful in picking up small fondant decorations like dots, letters and numbers etc. I recently misplaced this spatula. I had delivered and set up a wedding cake and forgot a small container with this spatula in it. I searched all over the house for it. I was sad as this spatula has been with me since my training days as a cake decorator.
I was reluctant to use my straight spatula as my knuckles kept digging into my buttercream cakes, making it difficult to smoothen.
I had to buy another spatula but I missed my old one with a wooden black handle. The new offset spatula I bought was pink and had a plastic handle. Argh!
You could imagine my joy when I got my old spatula back. I forgot it in the trunk of the car which took me to the wedding venue. What a happy reunion we had!