Review: Wilton’s Icing Smoother and Comb Set

by Erin

Recently, the people at Wilton came out with a new line of cake decorating products called Decorate Smart, designed to improve the overall cake decorating experience no matter your skill level. Being a very novice cake decorator myself, I was very interested in trying out some items from this product line. I chose the Icing Smoother and 3-piece Icing Comb Set.

Since I am not confident with my cake decorating skills, I decided to bake Picky Palate’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake for One – in case the results were ghastly, I would be the only one who had to see it (but it would still taste awesome).

The Icing Smoother is a stainless steel blade that creates smooth cake tops and sides.I went ahead and played around with getting the sides and top of my mini cake smooth. I don’t have the steadiest of hands so it did not come out perfect, but it beats trying to smooth it out with a spatula or knife! Definitely turned out much prettier and smoother than I ever could with any of my previous methods. Just have to work on the hands!

But smooth is boring, let’s make some ridges! The 3-piece Icing Comb Set has a different texture on each side of the three combs – 6 textures in all. I chose one of the smaller ridges to go along with my small cake. The end result was quite nice. Although I shouldn’t have used the smoother on the edges before using the ridged comb because it took off the excess icing causing the comb to dig in a little to the cake (as you can see there is a little of the peanut butter filling peeking out to say hello). With a little more practice I think I could get the techniques down.

Too bad it was a single-serving cake or else I would have shared. Now all I need is a cake decorating turn-table and I could become a master! Prepare yourself, I may actually post a full-sized cake recipe for the first time ever.

Disclosure: Wilton sent me their Icing Smoother and 3-piece Icing Comb Set for review. I was not compensated for this post. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook July 2, 2012 - 3:15 pm

It’s reeeeally hard to focus on your review when I’m staring at that chocolate-peanut butter cake. Drool! I have a couple Wilton products I love. They’re quite reliable.

Lynna June 30, 2012 - 6:00 pm

This looks so cute! I have yet learned how to frost cakes perfectly either. >_< BUT ONE DAY!!

Rachel @ Baked by Rachel June 29, 2012 - 3:04 pm

Nice! I hate icing cakes and always thought something like this would make life so much easier for those random times I cave and make a cake lol

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray June 29, 2012 - 1:57 pm

Um. Single serving cake….I totally have a jar in my kitchen washed and ready to recycle. DESSERT TONIGHT!

Also, excellent frosting job!! ;)

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts June 29, 2012 - 10:55 am

I am not great at decorating cakes either! Hubby took a series of classes once (he is the perfectionist in the family), and got pretty good. It was my job to bake the cakes, and make the frosting – he did the rest :)

spiffycookie June 29, 2012 - 10:57 am

What a great system :-)

Baker Street June 29, 2012 - 10:02 am

I’m with Tracey! Totally want to bite into that delicious cake right now!

Tracey June 29, 2012 - 7:40 am

Is it wrong that I totally want your cake for breakfast today? I’m going with no since it’s Friday :) I’m not great at decorating cakes either – you did a great job with your mini!

spiffycookie June 29, 2012 - 7:49 am

Thanks! I was pretty proud of myself. Normally even frosting cupcakes frustrates me. I think I just have very little patience when it comes to decorating food cause in the end it doesn’t matter, I just want to eat it and it’ll taste the same either way!


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