It feels good in the hand; has a natural knife shape; it is non-aggressive to cake boards and creates minimal drag to pastes. Use to trim the marzipan around the base of your cake. Use to trim the excess sugarpaste from around the board. Use to flatten the marzipan sausage around the cake rim prior to covering the cake with marzipan. Excellent for cutting marzipan/sugarpastee/modelling-paste/flowerpaste etc. either before or after rolling out. Also very good for pastries etc. Safe for supervised use with children - get them interested in sugarcraft early!