We love kitchen tools that serve more than one purpose. That’s why we like using a bent icing knife (also known as an offset spatula). This versatile tool is great for spreading the cake batter inside a pan. You can then use it to ice the cake. Because of its smart design, the knife allows you to get right into the corners of the pan. You’ll have a perfectly leveled cake, which is important for uniform baking and even icing.
Bent icing knives come in many lengths and widths; find the one that is most comfortable for you to use. Shorter knives work better for smaller cakes, while longer knives will help you ice larger cakes.
OXO Good Grips Bent Icing Knife: from Bed Bath & Beyond ($9.99), bedbathandbeyond.com