• 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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Ateco 486 Specs
Language English
Number of Pages10
Topic Cake Decorating
Type Accessories


Ateco 486 Details

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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4.8 stars from 51 reviews


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1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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.

Jessica S. from Petaljammies Cake & Pastry on 12/03/2015

Great little picture guide. I teach a condenses culinary class in the prison system, piping always consumed too much time with the trial and error method I used to use. this has cut it down and simplified. Bought 10 of these books, each student can put parchment or saran over the page to practice replicating the different techniques on, this has been invaluable in teaching and has built a lot of confidence in this section of my course.

Marie V. on 05/07/2021

Decent Manual Nothing wrong with it but we just didnt use it much at all. It is nice if you have never tried decorating at all.

Jared from Kinos Coffee on 04/01/2021

This reference book is a go-to for beginners. I use these as presents along with a few piping tips for my beginner level friends. Great for giveaways too!

Pilar E. from The Schuitema Group on 12/09/2019

Steep accomplice in decorating cakes, clearly understandable. nice price, especially good for beginners, as there are basic techniques. everyone who wants to learn something new, I advise!

Philip R. on 05/05/2019

Great little book to keep with all your tips. Sometimes we forget how they pipe when ya haven’t used them in a while. This book saves lots of trial and error time. I even bought a backup book!!!

Holli C. from Sunrise Donuts on 02/08/2019

i love this ateco reference book! i had so many tips, and i didnt feel im getting the most out of them. with the book, i can do so much!

Yoel R. from Century Centimentals on 01/22/2019

This cake decorating manual book provides alot of different ideas and inspiration for cake design. Its easy to follow the instruction from the book. Great for beginners

Chuntao K. on 12/22/2018

This small book gives you every conceivable piping tip idea. It shows the design and which tip to buy to make that design. My baker loved this book.

Denise P. from VRC on 08/20/2018

This is a very cute little book with basic designs and such, I’m looking forward to using it for my beginners in a cake class some day!!

Ashley T. from Cakes By Ashley on 06/09/2018

This book is very informative. It consist of about 10 pages that show you all the different designs you can get from different frosting tips

Diana G. on 05/30/2018

This item is not an instruction manual but it is a great resource for a quick reference to Ateco piping tips and what they can do. This item is a must have for any decorator of cakes and cookies.

Amber L. from Sugar Lane Bakery on 05/17/2018

This reference book is a life saver is you use the Ateco pastry tips in your decorations. You can keep on hand to double check what design each tip will look like and they are numbered in relation to the numbers on the tip for easy reference.

Leora G. on 04/25/2018

Great handy resource guide to show tips and used for each tip. The only bad thing is Ateco just came out with a ton of new tips that are not included here...There needs to be a part two...

Stacy M. on 03/20/2018

Great manual, walks you through all the ins and outs of decorating and has important charts about what size piping tips fit on what sized couplings all sorts of other tips and tricks, a great book to keep in your baking drawer/cupboard.

Jaime M. on 12/05/2017

This is a helpful guide if you don’t have your icing top numbers memorized—You can look at a pic of the icing effect you want and it will tell you the tip number to use. I deducted one star because the guide doesn’t have many of the large Ateco tips included, and those are the tipsnInuse most often.

S. S. on 10/03/2017

This is useful if you have a lot of Ateco tips. It shows you what each tip is used for. I have a lot of Wilton tips, so I didn't end up using it as much as I would have liked.

Verena V. on 08/03/2017

A quick reference manual that is nice to be able to grab when needed. It is not an instruction book, but as long as you know that, you will like having this book.

Travis F. from Sweet Pea's Cupcakery Cafe on 06/24/2017

I bought this manual book for my mom, which has spent her life making cakes for a living. She agreed it was a good book for her to reference when she needed to, especially all the different types of tips she can use on bags to make various designs. It got her vote of approval!

Shaun R. from 4K9 & Company on 02/28/2017

Great reference book for quick ideas and examples of what each tip can do. The pictures are nice and big and full color, this is truly a handy book to keep in the bakery.

Samuel F. on 02/20/2017

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