Dede Wilson

co-founder of

The Wedding Cake Book

 

The Wedding Cake Book (Wiley)

This book provides instructions for the bride who wants to make her own cake, the avid home baker who wants to bake a wedding cake for a friend or relative, or the bridal couple who needs a sourcebook of ideas for their caterer. Similarly, bakers and caterers will use the book as a sourcebook for customers. Thirty original cakes, (with a full-page color photograph of each) are featured, every one with a different cake, filling and decoration. The Wedding Cake Book was nominated for an IACP Julia Child Cookbook Award in 1998. Try the Tropical Passion Coconut Cake with Macadamias (here below),

an autumnal cake featuring a cornucopia of marzipan fruits and veggies (below),

a fruit cake with marzipan and royal icing decorated for a winter wedding (below),

and a Hazelnut Dacquoise and Genoise cake with mocha buttercream (below).

You will also find a Marzipan Chocolate Cake with Apricot Filling and Cognac, the Poppyseed Cake with Orange Marmalade Filling and Grand Marnier Buttercream with a basketweave design, or the White Cake with Lemon Curd, Blackberry Curd, and Pressed Flowers, among others. The book is also an excellent resource for celebratory cakes in general as every cake can be made in just one tier. Use it for great recipes for that next birthday, anniversary or graduation. (Images by Dennis Gottlieb).