Wedding Cake Cookbooks

My sister asked me to make her wedding cake and I am beginning to start my research. Although I have catered several events before I have never made a wedding cake. I have mastered Swiss buttercream frosting and the lemon curd but I am a little nervous to make a tiered cake. Sure I've made plenty of 8 or 9 inch cakes, but throw in a 12, 10, and 8 cake, I'm lost on the ingredients and the cook times! Is there a layer cake cookbook or blog that features how to make a wedding cake you would recommend?

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Mi B. August 22, 2013
There is a website called They have a lot of online classes for many kinds of cake decorations. The classes are expensive, but worth it. They also have a couple of free classes that are definitely worth checking out.
Brooke W. August 22, 2013
Rose's Heavenly Cakes! I just made my first wedding cake from a recipe in this book and it turned out splendidly!
nutcakes August 22, 2013
Worthwhile viewing
boulangere August 21, 2013
You are most welcome.
The F. August 21, 2013
Thank you!

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boulangere August 21, 2013
The Cake Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum is the classic go-to.
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