I am looking to purchase a cake scraper (bench) but before I do was wondering if there are some that are better than others? I would hate to buy 1 then turn @ and have to buy a different one, I wasted enough $$ on practicing baking the cakes LOL! Now I must move on to buttercreme perfection (yeah right)......Any suggestions I'm sure will be helpful, Thanks!
I have one with a metal blade and I have one that is all plastic and I really like the all plastic much better. The 'give' of the plastic seems to smooth the icing much better.
Thanks Indydebi! How fitting for you to respond since I will be using it with you're buttercreme, which I LOVE!
I'd suggest buying an inexpensive one and see how you like it. Bed, Bath & Beyond has one called Bash 'n Chop for less than $6.
Don't forget to check out the hardware store. I recommend a store with lots of tools and gadgets instead of wal-mart. There's all kinds of different scrappers and tools that are nice for icing.
I got intrupted and I forgot to add that some of the hardware store plastic scrapers are only $1.59 or 1.99 -- super bargain!
If you want to use the hot water method to smooth you need a metal one. I use the plastic for initial smoothing and switch to the metal for final smoothing.