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Simple How to Use Decorating Tubes


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I have The Wilton Way of Cake Decorating, Volume 3, The Uses of Tubes.

My intention was to have a simple reference for how to use tubes to get different effects now and again. I'm not going into business decorating wedding cakes.

The cakes in here look like my grandmother's underwear.

Can anyone recommend a simple, straightforward this-is-the-effect-you-can-get-with-this-tube book?

Thank you very much!

I like to bake nice things. And then I eat them. Then I can bake some more.

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I am at a great disadvantage in that all of my books are packed in anticipation of a move. But, IIRC, Ateco Simplified Cake Decorating has images of lines and simple figures (shells, rosettes, lettering) piped onto a board each one corresponding to an Ateco tip number. Amazon has this book listed several times, it went through many editions. I own two copies, each a different edition and my recollection is that there were very minor changes, so I'd get whatever is cheapest. Even though most copies are pretty old, the binding and paper used was very substantial and my copies are in great shape.

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Thank you so much, Lisa, this looks like exactly the sort of thing I am looking for.

Any recommendations on solid simple decorating books also welcome. People seem to like the Toba Garrett book, based on my searching of eGullet.

Although I enjoy eating a mass of icing flowers better than the next person, I just need clean simple ideas for decorating various creations.

Thanks again, that little book looks terrific.

I like to bake nice things. And then I eat them. Then I can bake some more.

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I like the fun ideas in The Whisical Bakehouse http://www.whimsicalbakehouse.com/. I've also found Confetti Cakes to be a good resource. Confetti Cakes. Don't let the cover scare you. I don't do cakes for a living either but like to decorate a nice cake now and then.

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Orison Swett Marden

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