Joined: Feb. 06
Hi Mary Jane,
It's very admirable of you to make your daughter's wedding cake. It is definitely not a small task.
Taste in cakes is very subjective as you know. So I am not going to suggest that one cake is better than another.
However, I can suggest two sources that would give you very good information on quality of different types of cakes, wedding cake recipes and decoration.
They are textbooks that I am actually using in my baking and cake classes.
1. On Baking - A Textbook of Baking and Pastry Fundamentals by Sarah R. Labensky with Eddy Van Damme, Priscilla Martel and Klaus Tenbergen
2. The essential Guide to Cake Decoration published by Whitecap Books
In my area, I can find these books in a public library. I imagine that they are also available in any bookstore.
Good Luck and Happy Baking,
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