A cake lifter, also known as a cake transfer board or cake spatula, is a flat, wide tool used to lift and transport cakes, pies, and other baked goods without damaging their delicate structure or decoration.
- Transferring cakes: The primary purpose of a cake lifter is to safely transfer cakes from one surface to another. It allows for easy lifting and moving of cakes without risking breakage or damage to the cake layers or frosting.
- Serving cakes: Cake lifters are useful for serving cakes, especially those with multiple layers or delicate decorations. They provide a stable and secure platform to lift and place cake slices onto plates or serving platters.
- Assembling layered cakes: Cake lifters can aid in the assembly of layered cakes. By using the lifter to lift and place cake layers onto the frosting or filling, it helps ensure even and precise stacking.
- Moving pies and tarts: Cake lifters can also be used to transfer pies and tarts from baking pans to serving plates. The flat, wide surface of the lifter supports the entire base of the pie or tart, preventing it from breaking or crumbling during the transfer.
- Decorating cakes: Cake lifters are helpful for positioning and moving cakes during the decorating process. They allow for smooth and controlled movement of the cake, facilitating precise placement of decorations or layers.