I don't like going to my library, but I did sit in B&N yesterday looking at cake and cupcake books. There are just so many. I ended up not buying anything because I had to leave before I finished looking. I am hoping that someone else may have some ideas. What I noticed most about the selection is that there were either books with lots of ideas for decorating or different recipes, but not any that I saw that had both. But then, I didn't go through every book. I had to leave. I looked briefly at the Cake Bible as I have heard a lot of great reviews on that, but it seems well above my mastery level. I hope someone has some good suggestions!