Add Texture to Buttercream Cakes With Icing Combs

April 14th, 2012 by Beth Somers

Last week I talked about using the Icing Smoother to make perfectly smooth buttercream cakes. Today, it’s all about the texture! Introducing the new and much-improved Wilton Icing Comb Set! There are so many reasons why I love these things:

Icing Comb Set

  • They are comfortable in the hand.
  • This set has a total of 6 designs for more decorating options. Some designs are traditional, and others are fresh and new. There are tons of options for cake texture!

Buttercream Cake

This comb reminds me of waves, so I iced the cake in light blue. I also combed the top of this cake, and bordered the edge to conceal where the comb marks met up.

Buttercream Cake

My favorite of the 6 designs! I think this comb is elegant. I left the top plain, but you could also comb the top if you want.

  • The plastic edges leave behind crisp, clean details on buttercream icing.
  • At 9 inches tall, you can comb the sides of the highest cakes, or the entire top of a 9 in. x 13 in. sheet cake with precision and ease!
  • The Cake Combs snap together for quick storage in your kitchen drawer or Tool Caddy. Each comb has an “in” side and an “out” side, which fight tightly into one another when the combs are pressed together. This very simple friction fit makes it easy to separate the combs when you’re ready to use them, but are tight enough to keep them together during storage.

Have you tried combing a cake yet? What are some of your favorite ways to use cake combs?

Beth Somers Beth Somers is the Senior Test Kitchen Manager and has taught at the internationally acclaimed Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionery Art in Darien, IL. As a competitor on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars, she shined as a champion during season 6. Before joining Wilton, Beth honed her pastry skills at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago. Beth loves showing people how fun and easy it can be to bake and decorate amazing sweet treats with Wilton products.

7 Replies

  1. what a good idea. they look so beautiful . it will make my life so much easier

  2. Can the wilton kits be available here in kenya east africa? Do you have agents here says:

    Would like to try the combs

  3. Ejifoma Rebecca says:

    Splendid! They are very beautiful but most of the instrument you use are hard to get in my country!

  4. Juianita says:

    Which side of what comb did you use on the green cake?…I can’t figure it out the spaces from the pictures of the combs….Thanks….

    • Beth Somers says:

      Hi Juianita –

      Thank you so much for noticing this! The photo of the icing comb set on this site is incorrect, so it isnot showing the comb that I used for the green cake. We’re working to update the photo to include this new comb!

  5. Looks like something that would make it easier for beginners,

  6. nancy downes says:

    how can I make the beautiful swirl design your site shows on the butter cake with chocolate buttercream frosting.

    I am making a simple white cake with cooked white buttercream frosting. What would be the prettiest?

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