Ateco 486 Cake Decorating Reference Manual Book (August Thomsen)
This Ateco (August Thomsen) 486 Decorating Manual from the world renown baking company Ateco, shows decorations that can be achieved using over 75 of Ateco's most popular tubes. This simple 10 page pictorial guide contains charts which show which decorating tips produce corresponding designs. Made in USA.
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Overall User Rating: Ateco 486 Cake Decorating Reference Manual Book (August Thomsen) ( 4.9 stars from 22 reviews )
Great book. Easy to follow instruction. As a self taught decorator I was able to learn some new tricks and technique with this very useful booklet.
Tony L. Posted on 11/20/2014
Very helpful book for decorating any kind of cake. The guide for decorating is as simple as it gets. I'm dying to try some of the other designs!
Elizabeth P. Posted on 10/14/2014
Good reference book to pull out when decorating and figuring out which tips do what. Glossy pages which should be easy to wipe off. Could have been written a bit clearer.
Virginia L. Posted on 10/14/2014
This manual is a must have for any cake decorator. There are 19 pages displaying different types of tips and pictures of results you can achieve using them, in actual size. Helpful guide to practice before application. Very affordable.
Laura N. Posted on 09/03/2014
This cake decorating reference manual book was very easy to understand even for a beginner. It let you see what different design you can use and what number you need for that design. This is a good reference book to have.
Charlene H. from T & C Catering Services Posted on 08/12/2014
This is an excellent book for all to keep and review. A good guideline to see all the different types of tips and the patterns one can get from it. Very useful to keep in your library....kitchen...
Serene K. Posted on 05/29/2014
This book is very handy to have. The Ateco 486 Cake Decorating Reference Manual Book (August Thomsen) is very helpful in making sure you pick the right tip for the right decoration. A MUST HAVE for any baker.
Rachel Y. Posted on 01/20/2014
My friend recommend This book ,it's a great book for the every one who love decorating cake, Like me.this book is great guideline and have a variety for creating a beautiful cake.
Supathra T. from SueTX Posted on 01/02/2014
This book is wonderfull , it's for everyone , from newbies to experienced cake decorators , i honesty did not know many of the things in this book!
Veronika S. Posted on 12/07/2013
I am enjoying this Ateco Cake Decorating Reference Manual. I have several decorating tips and because I don't use them with any regularity, I tend to forget the different designs they make. This book really helps with that. Additionally, I can lay it on the counter, cover with wax or parchment paper and practice my strokes right on the book!
Kim H. Posted on 11/18/2013
This book is BEYOND amazing for new decorators and a great help for experienced bakers too. It shows multiple ways to use each tip for people who are just learning or if you need a little help to make creative cakes!
Autumn B. Posted on 09/09/2013
I love this book. It includes all the detail I was looking for, and also show pictures of how the techniques are used. I sometimes wondered what border to put on a cake. With this book I have an assortment to choose from.
Deborah P. Posted on 07/26/2013
This is a great little investment for referencing how to decorate cakes. It is easy to read and super affordable. It is a great gift for new bakers.
Rick M. Posted on 03/30/2013
This book is very helpful, the pictures are easy to follow a great resourse when wanting to try a new look or technique for detail
Martesha G. Posted on 12/17/2012
This cake decorating reference book is really great to let new employees borrow. That way they can see all of the designs and even practice at home.
Laura B. Posted on 11/15/2012
The Ateco 486 Cake Decorating Reference Manual Book. It is great when it's been a long time sence you've decorated a cake using your tools.It is so easy to forget what tip is for what. Thanks.
Angela H. from Harrison Familey Restaurant Posted on 05/25/2012
This book is a really nice guide to have to figure out different ways to use our decorating tips. I wish it was coated in plastic so we could practice right on the pages!
Nancy M. Posted on 03/08/2012
A fantastic reference book for any cook that is not too comfortable with baking and pastry! A great gift idea for the baker on your list too! Great tips!!
Eric K. Posted on 12/30/2011
a very useful and easy to follow guide for anyone starting decorating their own cakes or just making them for fun. many useful and different techniques to learn
Angel C. Posted on 12/28/2011
This is an extremely useful, quick, go-to guide to see what every decorating tip can be used for. Great for customers to point to exactly what they have in mind for their cake, and also a great resource to practice up on less-used designs.
Julie G. from A Dash of Delicious Posted on 04/20/2011
Great book about the Ateco tips and their uses. I had some tips that I wasn't sure what they were used for, and this showed me just what I needed to know. Just wish it had more color photos.
Mona G. Posted on 03/01/2010
I bought this book to go along with a pastry tube set i bought i bought for my daughter it wae a great help for my inspiring cake decorater .
Melony C. Posted on 09/30/2009
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