Overall User Rating from 28 reviews

  • Showcases new designs
  • Includes 10 pages of helpful images
  • Perfect for learning new techniques
  • Boasts information on over 75 popular pastry tubes
  • Great addition to any kitchen

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Language English
Page Count 10
Topic Cake Decorating
Type Books


Learn new cake decorating techniques with this Ateco 486 decorating reference manual! Including decorations that can be achieved using over 75 of Ateco's most popular tubes, this manual is a great way to incorporate new designs into your repertoire. This simple 10 page pictorial guide contains charts which show which decorating tips produce corresponding designs. Visually appealing and easy-to-use, simply turn to your selected page to decide which design you want to try. Then, choose the correct corresponding pastry tube from your existing collection and start practicing!

Bringing you innovation and quality for over 100 years, Ateco, an August Thomsen brand, has been internationally known in the industry for creating baking tools of superior craftsmanship and design. By continually improving on tools, materials, and packaging, Ateco is dedicated to providing professional bakers with the kitchen essentials they need to succeed in an ever-evolving industry!

Overall Dimensions:
Length: 10"
Width: 8"

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    Ateco 486 Cake Decorating Reference Manual Book (August Thomsen)

    4.8 stars from 28 reviews


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    I like this book a lot. As someone who owns a lot of Ateco pastry tips, i found this to be very helpful when decorating layer cakes. I wish it gave some sort of written instructions but otherwise i was happy with this book

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    this made icing a breeze, a wonderful product, i would reorder this again, and i love this site so much, i am so glad i come across this when looking for products to help my sister with baking cakes and cupcakes,

    from NONE Posted on

    Handy little guide to some possibilities with tips. It's a good companion to the Ateco 55 piece tip set. Be aware that there aren't really instructions; it's more of a visual guide to what can be done with a number of tips.

    from Petaljammies Cake & Pastry Posted on

    awesome guide for cake decorating this Ateco 486 Cake Decorating Reference Manual Book (August Thomsen) are very helpful for starter making design for cakes for who starting it

    from ashlexdrei tradings /sweets by chef jhay Posted on

    totally I recommend this book with tips for those who have questions or seek perfection. It is a very good book I'm thinking of buying one for my grandmother

    from √°guila bakery Posted on

    This really does make things so much easier for cake decorating. It's more than a reference book - it's an idea book! A great companion to any pastry tip set.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    from T & C Catering Services Posted on

    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...

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    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.

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    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.

    from SueTX Posted on

    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!

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    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!

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

    from Harrison Familey Restaurant Posted on

    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!

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    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!!

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    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

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    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.

    from A Dash of Delicious Posted on

    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.

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    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 .

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