How to Use Cake Combs

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Using a cake or icing comb is an easy way to transform your next buttercream cake! They are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, patterns, and materials that can easily create symmetrical designs with one or multiple colors of buttercream. Follow along with cake designer Rachael Teufel as she introduces you to the basics of using cake combs.

In this video, Rachael utilizes her cake decorating turntable and a few simple tools to create a crisp stripe pattern with two colors. Included are tips on creating a smooth buttercream finish without gaps or air bubbles and how to add color into the icing comb indentations to achieve clean and smooth lines. This simple and fast technique is easy for even beginner cake decorators to master and apply to a wide array of designs utilizing different combs and colors.

For more tips on how to extend your turntable and keep your cake from sliding around as well as achieving a smooth final coat of icing, check out Rachael’s video on applying a final buttercream coating.