Surprise-Inside Cakes

Happy Friday everyone! I’m really excited have the chance to tell you about a book that is fresh off the press! Amanda of i am baker has created the most beautiful book called Surprise-Inside Cakes and it is hot off the presses — just released Tuesday!

If you have kids, you need this book. If you have a family, you need this book. If you have friends, you need this book. If you love cake, you need this book. Basically, if you’re breathing, you need this book. It is filled with the most beautiful, creative, and amazing cakes.


There is literally something for everyone in this book and Amanda makes it SO easy. I can’t wait to start baking these beautiful cakes. I had originally planned to make one and share it with you here but truth be told, I just wanted to share this book asap. And…kids. They make things difficult.


I’m definitely going to make one of these for E’s 4th (!!!) birthday party in September. She ooohed and ahhhed over so many of these cakes — especially the Rainbow Cakes and the Smiley Face Cake and the Butterfly Cake and the Bunny Cake.


But before you think — oh that’s a book full of cakes for girls, grab this book and check out the Vampire Cake, the Football Cake, and the Construction Cake.  I am not kidding when I say there is something for everyone and every occasion. And every single cake has a fun surprise inside just waiting to wow your family/friends/guests.


I bet you’re thinking — holy crap those look like they are hard to make. You would think, right? But Amanda makes it simple with tons of great tips and step-by-step instructions and photos. It is approachable, exciting and so.much.fun.

If you want more surprise-inside fun, make sure to follow Amanda on Facebook!

Order the book and get baking! Or you can enter to win one!

Giveaway Details: One (1) winner will receive a copy of Surprise-Inside Cakes by Amanda Rettke. GIVEAWAY CLOSED, WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN AND NOTIFIED.

How to Enter: Simply leave a comment below telling me who you’d make your first cake for! And if you’re feeling chatty — tell me what it would look like!

Fine print: Must be over the age of 18 and have a US mailing address. Winner will be chosen using random.org. Prize will be shipped by publisher. Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Entries will be accepted up until midnight EST on 3/21/14.

Good luck!



Disclosure: I was provided with a review copy of this book at no charge but was not compensated for my review. I love Amanda and her blog but all opinions regarding the book are completely my own. Post contains an affiliate link.