Piping With Different Tips - Instructions / A Book

Decorating By Sweet_Toof Updated 9 Jun 2009 , 8:07pm by mellee

Sweet_Toof Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 8:02am
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Hello CC lovers!
I've just finished my 2nd term and have just under a year until I will be qualified to cover with fondant, almond and all the use of jelly work, flood work and the use of royal icing.
My course does not cover buttercream and therefore, I don't think I'll get to the stage of having be able to know how to use ALL my piping tips properly. (I just recently bought a Wilton 56 tip set).

So, having said that, I wanted to know if anyone knows if there is a book for sale out there somewhere with instructions for the many piping tips availabe to use?
(I don't even know what tip to use to pipe Grass!)

Thanks heaps...

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Cake4ever Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 12:15pm
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Wilton - The Uses of The Most Popular Decorating Tips

ISBN 0-912696-36-2

It breaks it down into tip categories

Drop flower tips
Leaf Tips
Petal Tips
Round tips
Ribbon Tips
Star, star-cut, special use and Giant tips

The book is 10 dollars. thumbs_up.gif

cakes22 Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 12:28pm
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That book is great! It was a standard in my cake decorating class. Also at the back of the Wilton Yearbooks, they list the tips and give an example of what they do.

Kay_NL Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 12:39pm
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I really love Ateco's little booklet that pictures all the tips, and has pictures of what you can do with them!! It is an online booklet, free of charge on their website!

http://atecousa.com//learn/cake-decorating-manual.html

I hope that link works, I realize that sometimes links don't work here. If it doesn't, feel free to PM me and I'll send you the link that way. Hope it helps!!

Kay_NL Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 1:09pm
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After posting this and being contacted, I realize that the online manual is not working. So sorry about that.

Sweet_Toof Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 7:58am
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Thanks heaps for that guys,
do you know where you saw it for sale for $10? I had a look on ebay but there's none there.
Also there's a few international sellers (im from Aust) on Amazon but I'm a bit weary buying 2nd hand ones from people that didn't have 100% feedback as sellers.
Thanks

LadyKinster Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 8:14am
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Originally Posted by SkisInOkinawa

Wilton - The Uses of The Most Popular Decorating Tips

ISBN 0-912696-36-2

It breaks it down into tip categories

Drop flower tips
Leaf Tips
Petal Tips
Round tips
Ribbon Tips
Star, star-cut, special use and Giant tips

The book is 10 dollars. thumbs_up.gif





I got mine at Michael's; I've seen it at Joann's too. thumbs_up.gif

Lori17201 Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 1:17am
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http://www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/books/AtecoManual/ You will find the parent manuals there.

I have a lot of tips from family, yard sales, and what I've purchased. My boyfriend bought me an Art box at the Container Store that has small boxed similar to those used for embroidery floss. I've numbered all the compartments for each tip since they're so hard to read. I also have another box that has 3 trays that I picked up in the tools section at Costco. I am so happy I have it all organized. I used the tip sheets to see what I have and don't have. All in all I have 88 different tips and many duplicates for those used most often! The sheets show what each one does, which is helpful since some do double duty.

Lori17201 Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 1:19am
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not sure why sugar craft was blocked

Lori17201 Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 1:21am
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If you type "wilton metal tips usage" into yahoo search you'll get the site

blondeez Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 1:24am
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Originally Posted by Lori17201

not sure why was blocked




Looks like they really dont like what ever you are trying to say. I dont mean to Hijack but I wonder why this happens?

Lori17201 Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 1:30am
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http://www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/books/AtecoManual/

I think I figured it out... we'll see if it shows

Kay_NL Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 4:27am
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I think you have to actually type out some links so that we can't click on them, but can type them into our browser?? I've seen it happen many many times on this site, not sure what the rules are for what links are okay and what ones are not...

chefjulie Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 4:34am
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The site you are trying to link to is blocked by cake central. There was a big drama with that seller awhile back and they are not "allowed" on this website. Apparently the owners had nothing but rudeness in them toward cake central and it's members.

MichelleM77 Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 4:35am
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Nope, long story. Company with a bad reputation has been blocked.

Lori17201 Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 10:26am
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The site has some extremely useful information and was good advice. Suffice to say the ebook being free or the purchased book costing only $4 US is a bargin.
I also have never had an issue with them but they do sell the same as the main advertiser globalsugarart

mellee Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 2:13pm
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Just got mine free here: http:// cooksdream.com/ Merchant2/ pdf/ ateco_reference_PDF.pdf

I added four spaces, one after each slash. Take the spaces out and paste in browser.

cs_confections Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 3:43pm
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Thanks for posting the link mellee! This will come in handy-I won't have to try 20 something tips to see if they do what I'm looking for icon_biggrin.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 1:35pm
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Originally Posted by chefjulie

The site you are trying to link to is blocked by cake central. There was a big drama with that seller awhile back and they are not "allowed" on this website. Apparently the owners had nothing but rudeness in them toward cake central and it's members.




That's not what happened. And I will not detail the situation here, nor in PMs. Let's just say that due to circumstances, the owners found it was in their best interest to block a certain business name.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

hellie0h Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 6:27pm
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Here is a link to a cake decorating ebook, pdf format, about page 40 is the tips use.

http://4-h.uwyo.edu/Wyo4H/4-HWebsite/Publications/cake-decorating.pdf

playingwithsugar Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 6:38pm
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Originally Posted by hellie0h

Here is a link to a cake decorating ebook, pdf format, about page 40 is the tips use.

http://4-h.uwyo.edu/Wyo4H/4-HWebsite/Publications/cake-decorating.pdf




Thank you for posting this, Helen. It will be an asset to those who don't have a school nearby to learn at.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

mellee Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 8:07pm
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Thank you hellieOh!!! Now I've got TWO saved on my computer! icon_smile.gif

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