My advice to you is to start with the old books that are waiting Wilton are a great resource. The bases are covered on how to make a wedding cake and cake decorating supplies, you will need to do with it. Plus there are lots of pictures of wedding cakes and all occasion cakes to examine ideas.
Book an all time favorite cake for inspiration is a book called Cakewalk by Margaret Braun. Her cake ideas are unconventional and artistic. His book is so beautiful that you can use as a coffee table book. A book that should be in every bakers library is The Bakers Manual by the late Joseph Amendola who was a beloved teacher at the Culinary Institute of America since 1950. I have an old beat up copy of the manual 70s and refer to it often. There is a new updated version on the market today, perhaps it's time I get one. The book is written for students and professionals.
Three of the best books of recipes and ideas for wedding cakes in my opinion, are The Bible by Rose Levy Berenbaum cake, A Piece of Cake by Susan Purdy and the simple art of perfect baking by Flo Braker. Each book offers recipes and great ideas for cakes. How to bake cakes, construction and boxing them for delivery and shipping as well.
Now, if you are a foodie complete or know someone who is then Larouusse Gastronomique is the perfect gift to give yourself or someone else. He will answer any questions you have ever had anything about cooking or baking related, including historical facts. Encyclopedia of the world's largest food is chock full of information and so heavy that you can use as a form of weight training every time you go to pick it up.
The best recipes for wedding cakes are cakes that are firm yet moist. If you want to use a less firm cake I have advice for you.
Always work with a very cold or frozen cake when putting a tiered cake together
Use a filling that will firm on cooling as a buttercream or a mousse that contains butter.
Avoid creamy and slippery wet fillings or frostings or you may end up with a cake wreck on your hands.
If you want to know more about cake books, recipes, and decorating ideas cake then visit my website wedding cake. You can find full reviews of all the books in my collection of cake and can leave a review of your own again and see what others say about their favorite books cooking.