Several websites feature cake guides, including the Ultimate Cake Guide from Saveur. Another cake guide from Real Simple takes cooks through a step-by-step process that produces a foolproof cake recipe.
At Saveur, visitors can browse a number of cake recipe collections for chocolate cakes, fruit cakes Southern cakes, moon cakes and cheesecakes. The website also helps cooks develop frosting and fillings, and it offers a gluten-free cake guide.
The cake guide from Real Simple begins with recipes for chocolate or yellow cake as the base. Visitors then learn how to make frosting, fillings and toppings. The guide also teaches cooks how to add special touches, such as cookie balloons, gumdrop roses and candied lemons.