Cake Comb Tutorial

Cake Comb Tutorial


I’m Lorelie and welcome to wedding cakes
for you cake tutorials. in this video I’m going to show you how to use a cake comb
to create a pretty finish on the side of a cake. Make sure you subscribe to my
channel and click the little bell so you’ll be notified every time I upload a
new video. Start by frosting a crumb coated cake.
The link to my crumb coating tutorial is at the end of the video for you if you
need to watch that first. The buttercream in this video is my favorite Italian
meringue buttercream and I will link to that as well. I have a very detailed
tutorial on how to make imbc. So you want to put your frosting on
quite thick. I start at the top and work my way down using a light touch when
applying and an up-and-down motion is very helpful, when first applying the
buttercream and making sure to cover it with an even thickness. At this stage you
are just covering your cake not concerning yourself with making it look
pretty just yet. A bench scraper is a great tool for evening out the sides of
the cake. Just give it a little smoothing before using your comb. You can use the
spatula for this if you don’t have a bench scraper.
There are various combs on the market this one is the Wilton and it has three
sides. I’ll show you the pattern for each of these and then I’ll go over how to
hold it and how much pressure to use. This is the medium pattern. This is the
larger pattern which I really like and this is the one that will finish the
cake. It’s the smaller lined pattern. Hold the comb at about a 45 degree angle like
this, not at a 90 like this. If you hold it at the 90 you’re more likely to
scrape off too much of the buttercream. As you turn the cake press gently onto
the surface of the cake with the comb. Keep turning as you release the pressure
and pull the comb away at the end. This will help to hide the spot where you end. Trim the top using your spatula removing
the excess buttercream a little at a time as you turn the cake. There are several ways to top off a cake
depending on your design. This cake will have fresh flowers on top. I’m going to
give it a little bit of a combing just to match the rest of the cake. Here is the 12 inch cake already doweled.
A quick easy border with the shell tip and the cake is finished and ready to be
delivered. Stay tuned for more cake combing tutorials. There’s so many
different ways to use the cake comb and I just touched on it today. Have a great
day and I’ll see you soon. Do you have a lot of questions about
buttercream? I have a little book for you it’s called my Top Five Buttercream Recipes
and it’s right below the video here. You can click on the link, go sign up for my
newsletter, and you’ll get a free copy instantly.

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