Saturday, December 13, 2008

Ecko Cake Spatula

Before we knew what this utensil was, Jim and I were both convinced we knew its identity. He swore it was a "cake leveler" and I swore it was a "cake server". (I pshawed at his cake leveler notion--the very idea!) We were both wrong. After a little searching I learned that it is actually called a cake spatula.

It was manufactured by Ecko but that's about all I can find out about it. It seems these cake spatulas are very hard to find now. I never did find another one exactly like it during my research.

The handle is an avocado green bakelite, not exactly a modern color. Hands up, who has an avocado green appliance in their kitchen right now? Uh huh, uh huh. It's a very nice weight and length and I just recently used it to cut and serve the heart cake I made for my guys this week. It did a great job of keeping the cake slices from wobbling back and forth precariously as I placed them on the dessert plates. It's extremely thin and therefore very good at slicing cake.

It belonged to Jim's grandmother Knipp, who used to quilt with my grandma. I have a picture of the two of them working on a quilt during one of many quilting bees they attended. (Do these even occur anymore?)

It's so nice to have this cake spatula still in use in my kitchen today. It makes me want to bake more cakes just so I can get it out and use it.


  1. I have one just like it only with a black handle and my mom had one,too. I've always used it as she did to frost cakes.

    My mom also belonged to a quilting club that met every week. She tried and tried to get me to come, but I was busy with little kids and didn't make the time. Oh, how I regret not going and spending that precious time with my dear mother.

    Bringing back memories here, Amy.

  2. Susan, I was thinking that this spatula would also be good for icing a cake, so I'm glad you mentioned that. It sure would get the job done fast!

    Glad I'm bringing back some memories for ya. That's what it's all about.

  3. I like your "new" blog! I am in love with your wallpaper background. I have a thing for old kitchen gadgets too. I'll check in often.

  4. Michelle, glad to have another vintage kitchen stuff lover on board!


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