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Mar 22, 2012 08:07 AM

Do you think I could make a decorating comb?

I really have no time to run to the store and since a decorating comb looks so simple, I was thinking I could make a temporary one out of cardboard or very sturdy paper and cut it out with my x-acto knife. Im just trying to improvise. This is for a rolled meringue cake that is filled with a custard filling that my sister requested for tomorrow.

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  1. I would use a plastic container lid or something like that that isn't going to wilt when it gets stuff on it

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    1. re: splatgirl

      Maybe a plastic milk jug or soda bottle...

    2. Hi: If you're homebound, this won't work, but you can buy tile-layers' pointed and/or square grout tool. The cheap plastic ones are about a dollar.


      1. If you do this often, you may want to look into something like this. You should be able to locate something similar at a hardware store.

        1. I know this is a bit late, but as an fyi - if you have pinking shears, you can make a cake comb with thick cardboard (not corrugated.) I have cake decorating stuff, but that's what I'd do if I didn't and needed a comb in a pinch.

          Better yet, I've seen these decorative edge scissors in craft stores - imagine the design one of them might create if you used them with some plastic or cardboard.