Our GOOD GRIPS Bent Icing Knife features a sturdy, flexible, stainless steel blade. The bent blade of this Icing Knife elevates your hand to ensure adequate clearance above frosted surfaces, while the soft, non-slip handle rests comfortably in your hand.
I do alot of baking and I have owned 3-4 pallet knives in various orientations. This knife is super flexable for icing but is also ok for sliding between cake and tin. The knife does a lovely job of icing due to the super flex ability of the blade.
My one complaint is the oxo grip handle. I know it is designed to be easy to grip (it is) but I find the chunky handle a little cumbersome when I'm trying to by delicate.
This is a well balanced icing knife which feels well made - not in the least bit flimsy. The slightly larger than normal handle and the bend in the blade makes it comfortable to hold for long periods of time - especially if you have weak wrists or a touch of arthritis.
I've used this for smoothing both glacé and royal icing on cakes and also for butter cream toppings - it works equally well on all of them. The blade is long enough so that you can ensure a smooth result without having to keep lifting it off the cake and leaving marks.
I also use it to pick up and serve small slices of cake directly from the plate - more hygienic than picking them up with your hands.
If you are after a practical, well made and comfortable icing knife then this one will do the job nicely.
I ordered this based on the positive reviews and am really happy with the purchase. The handle is very comfortable and the knife easy to manoeuvre and use. Materials used appear to be of good quality. Would highly recommend ;)
Purchased this for icing a Christmas cake, As with all OXO products very easy to use. "Good Grips" is a very appropriate strap line. I always tend to look at this range when I need to purchase a kitchen item.... The Christmas Cake icing was a "piece of cake" with this knife!
This is a really lightweight angled palette knife, well balanced in the hand and dishwasher safe. Its a good width and the blade is long enough to work on an 8" cake. Its better for softer icing textures such as buttercream but I find the blade to springy for royal icing and prefer to use a firmer knife for that.
It was, to be honest, a little bent when it arrived. I think there's a little too much give, although I'm sure this is an advantage. As a palate knife I might need something a little more resilient; I don't use this much. It's a matter of preference, I suppose.
love this tool its now spread the icing on 12 big cakes and also doubles as my fish slice bargain price for a quality item ....a outlet store near me sells these for £12 each and thats cheap compared to debenhams etc