10-inch off-set spatula

Ten inches is a good starting place for off-set spatulas, although it is good to own some that are also longer and some that are smaller, all the way down to four inches or so. Use the long spatulas to create large swaths of smooth icing and to spread batters in large baking pans. Shorter spatulas are infinitely useful for a variety of odd jobs, including working on medium-sized cakes and tarts. Use small spatulas for fine-tuning and detail work.