If You Could Only Buy One Cake Decorating Book

Decorating By peacenique Updated 14 Aug 2008 , 1:55am by TooMuchCake

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peacenique Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 5:37pm
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If money was an issue
~ahem~
and you could only buy ONE of these cake books everyone talks about..
which one would YOU buy???

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renee2007 Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 6:39pm
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Texas_Rose Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 7:11pm
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For a lot of years, the only cake decorating books I bought were a couple of Wilton yearbooks. There's enough techniques to practice in the center section of it to keep you busy for a long time.

Check your local library for other cake decorating books. The library here has Debbie Brown and Collette Peters books, plus a lot of older books with some really interesting techniques that I didn't want to try, but that were really neat to read about.

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foxymomma521 Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 7:18pm
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check www.abebooks.com
I buy all of my cake books there. I paid half of Ebay's price on Debbie Brown's Favourite Character cakes! icon_biggrin.gif Maybe then you can get more than one!

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peacenique Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 8:47pm
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Perhaps my question was not clear enough.

I would like to know which cake books are favoured.

What is your favourite cake book?

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kakeladi Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 11:09pm
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It does depend on the type of decorating you do.
Are you all for fondant or b'cream?
Wedding cakes or kids/b'day types?

I prefere to work in b'cream so my recommendation would be Wilton's Encyclopedia Vol 3. It is out of print but is available on eBay often.

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TooMuchCake Posted 14 Aug 2008 , 1:55am
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If I could have only one, I'd buy Nicholas Lodge's International School of Sug arcr aft Book 2.

HTH,
Deanna

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