Got Any Good Cake Decorating Books To Recommend?

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KitchenWytch Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 8:19am
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Does anyone have any good cake decorating books to recommend?
For a new kid? Even some with recipes would be great. I just got the
"Cake Bible" one today and loving it!

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Ariginal Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 9:13am
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well this is a thread we have had before and wow the lists are endles.. but a couple of my favs are Debbie Brown books, Carol Deacon, Maisie parish and Alan dunn but so many more and not enough pages... sorry ehehe

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bobhope Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 10:00am
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i love elisa strauss' confetti cakes book (yummy banana cake & chocolate ganache recipes & more) & peggy porschen's pretty party cakes book(for a good poured fondant recipe). & also children party cakes by carol deacon thumbs_up.gif

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SaraClassic Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 10:32am
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Debbie Brown fan here! I also have the Confetti Cake book too, it was my first one and I sat it back till now, but I think Debbi Browns instructions are simple and come out fantastic. Check her website and you can view all her books ! ( I think its just DebbieBrown .com )

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KitchenWytch Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 5:58pm
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Oh? Im sorry..can anyone direct me to the thread of list of good books
then?

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jenlg Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 6:13pm
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Here's a good thread...for good and bad books...opinions that is.
HTH!!

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-584156.html

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Jopalis Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 6:18pm
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I have a Toba Garrett, Whimsical Bakehouse, Sylvia Weinstock, The Essential Cake Decorating Guide (great basic book), a few of Mary Ford books (I believe out of print- overpiping techniques), The Cake Book (great recipes), Professional Pastry Chef by Bo Friberg, The Cake Bible ( a must have)...

Debbie Brown is good if you do a lot of children's cakes and like to work mostly in fondant. I returned my copy.

Some like Colette Peters books....

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KitchenWytch Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 7:55pm
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icon_biggrin.gif Thank you guys! Going to write them down and go looking online etc.
Thank you-thank you! icon_smile.gifthumbs_up.gif

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seagoat Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 8:11pm
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I was just looking at the The Essential Cake Decorating Guide. It looks really informative? Anyone have this, and what do you think?

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deetmar Posted 26 Oct 2008 , 8:44am
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Lindy Smith, I have almost all of hers, plus, Debbie Brown, Peggy Porschen, Elise Straus, Love Martha Stewarts new one, not so much hot to's, but more beautiful pictures and recipes. I also have Michelle Fosters, Some Sugarcraft, all of Sugarshacks DVD's. Margaret Brauns, Cake Walk, was the first book I recieved. Collette Peters, Toba Garrett(sp). There are so many!

I usually got to Amazon and do a search on Cake Decorating, or Sugarcraft. There are sometimes good ones on ebay, but there is also alot of Wilton there.

Good Luck!

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