Combing a Cake
Create a textured surface on the cake sides.
Buttercream icing (medium to thin consistancy)
Cover the cake with a slightly thicker coating of icing so the comb’s ridges will not touch the cake. Hold comb at a 45 degree angle.
Turn the turntable as you run the comb edge over the surface. Use different combs and edges to add different contoured effects to your iced cake.
Choose the type of effect you want—wide or narrow—then run that edge around your cake to form ridges.
Hint: Comb immediately after icing cake, while icing is soft. Using a turntable helps to keep the movement of your comb smooth, so your surface will be perfect.