uncommon sewing supplies // cake froster

There are a few sewing supplies I use often that aren’t really sewing supplies at all! I thought I would share a few of them with you over the next few weeks because they are so helpful! The first up is probably the most surprising, a cake froster!

use a cake froster for sewing? Click to find out why you'll need one too!

I guess these are actually called “Icing Spatulas”. This is a handy tool I use when ironing. I have my own dedicated cake froster for my sewing room, it just sits right on my ironing board. It’s helpful when you’re pressing something that has a straight edge. You can stick the spatula right in next to the seam allowance and iron over at the same time. The metal of the spatula also heats up to give you more heat. I don’t use this when pressing absolutely everything, but it really helps with lots of things!

I mentioned straight edges but I also like to push the rounded edge of the cake froster into curved edges as a I press. It helps me get a smooth edge on things like clutches and bags. Pressing well can really help your final product look more professional.


Pretty self-explanatory really! You’ll definitely want to try this trick!


I hope you enjoyed this short and sweet sewing secret! Do you have any pressing tips?


  1. says

    Oh my goodness… I love you. How brilliant! How have I never thought of this before?

    I love your fancy-shmancy one, by the way. I think I’m going to have to look for a prettied up one myself so I can enjoy seeing it there every day. Kind of like sewing room jewelry! :)

  2. Michele T says

    Well…. I’ll be…. This is revolutionary!!!! I gotta get me a cake frosted!!! This perfect!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!

  3. Vicki H says

    I haven’t made a cake in ages. The froster is moving to the sewing room.

  4. Kay in NJ says

    This is fantasmagorical! I’m moving mine from the kitchen to to sewing room before the day is done. You are a genius! Thank you.

  5. Mihla says

    What a great idea, which I immediately pinned to my What a Great Idea Pinterest board. I’ve been using a table knife for this purpose, but I have an unused cake froster in my kitchen drawer which would work way better.

  6. Kathy Nieland says

    What a great idea!! I have several I never use and take up space in my kitchen drawer. I know where they are going right now.

  7. says

    When I saw this post yesterday I pinned for another day. Well, today is the day I pulled out my spatula and it worked like a charm. I make an interactive cat toy and there are 9 small fabric pieces to the toy that need to be turned inside out and pressed. It would take me forever but not anymore thanks to your handy tip.Can’t thank you enough. PattyV

  8. says

    That’s brilliant. I can’t count the hours I’ve spent “rubbing” a seam, trying to get it flat to iron.

  9. Jessie says

    Love the idea and your spatula! Where did you get it? Mine is boring and I use it too often in the kitchen to keep with my sewing stuff. Good excuse to buy a new pretty one right??

  10. Lyncat says

    What a wonderful idea! I have a fancy one with a beaded handle that I never have used…until now! Thanks for the tip.