I just got back into cake decorating after 3 years. I don't have any of the wilton books or anything but I have heard people talking about the wilton books have templates and stuff in them.. Can anyone point me in the direction of some good cake books?
FYI: I don't use fodant..
Since you don't use fondant yu must be decorating w/b'cream
Wilton yearbooks are available at any Michael's Crafts or Joann's Fabric store. The yrbk has pix of each cake and simple directions but you have to buy another book to get the templates (the matching pattern book).
They are a good start to decorating. From there you will have to decide what kind of decorating you want to do. You will want to invest in a few good DVD's. I suggest SugarShack's and JenniferMI's. Both are great for b'cream work.
If you are planning to stick with buttercream only (most of my stuff, even the sculptures, are buttercream), the Winbecklers have good books out. They're older books, but cake stores carry them or American Cake Decorating magazine's website sells them.