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{Giveaway} Surprise-Inside Cakes by Amanda Rettke

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Have you heard of Amanda Rettke from I Am Baker?  She is a cake extraordinaire!  She just released a cookbook that is all things cake and even better it’s “Surprise-Inside Cakes“.  Several of the cakes I have attempted for my own family, I have used her step by step techniques to accomplish them.

She makes each cake look absolutely beautiful and seem so easy to make.  Of course, mine come nowhere near as beautiful as her’s, but if I can’t have her here in my kitchen, the next best thing?  Her book!


This cake above is my absolute favorite.  I was inspired by it to do my daughter’s cake for her birthday.  It’s simple, beautiful, and elegant.

This has quickly become one of my favorite books and I’m inspired by it to try a cake out for my son’s birthday this summer.  I can’t wait to surprise them with a treat inside the cake.


Now Are you ready to win a copy of your own?  I’m giving one away!  You could be on your way to beautiful cakes in no time!

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Good Luck!

Disclosure:  I was provided with both a review copy and one to giveaway.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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38 Responses to “{Giveaway} Surprise-Inside Cakes by Amanda Rettke”

  1. Deborahposted March 15, 2014 at 10:08 am

    WANT! 🙂


  2. Carolposted March 15, 2014 at 11:51 am

    I love your blog!


  3. Charlaposted March 15, 2014 at 11:57 am

    My daughter and I love to bake and love to be creative so this would make a fun way to challenge us and have fun doing the recipes.


  4. melinda Casseraposted March 15, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Would like and use 🙂


  5. Janelposted March 15, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Looks delicious!


  6. michele nicastroposted March 15, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    because i LOVE baking cakes!


  7. Lauraposted March 15, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Oh lovely! Love it.


  8. Anna Marieposted March 15, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    My daughter loves to bake and especially make cakes for her family and friends. So I would be happy to pass this book along to her if I win it! Provided I get to be her taste-tester, of course! 🙂


  9. Susanposted March 15, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    I want to add this to my collection!


  10. Kathiposted March 15, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    My cakes look nothing like that. I NEED HELP! would love it


  11. Kim Henrichsposted March 15, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    It’s so beautiful!! And I really want to do some creative baking for people this year.


  12. libbyposted March 15, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    What a delightful cookbook.


  13. Joanieposted March 15, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Would be fun to bake a cake like this for my daughter’s 2nd birthday!


  14. Lindaposted March 15, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    This book looks so exciting. I have 4 grandchildren and I can just their eyes with a surprise cake from this book.

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa


  15. Barbposted March 15, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    I’d love to have the book.


  16. Andreaposted March 15, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    My daughter and nieces are always requesting special birthday cakes and cupcakes. These cakes look incredible! The cherry one is so cute


  17. latanyaposted March 15, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    I want to see the many different cakes and I love to make cakes.


  18. Maria Malaveciposted March 15, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    I love to bake, and my kids would be so excited about these recipes!


  19. Ellenposted March 15, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    The cake on the cover is so pretty! Love it!


  20. Amanda Redmamposted March 15, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Because who doesn’t love cake!!!


  21. sarah Cposted March 15, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    I would like to win a copy of this book, so I can see the look on my kids faces when I make and cut into one of these fun cakes!


  22. Lynposted March 15, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    I am excited to win this book as baking is my favorite hobby and I have never made a surprise inside cake, this book looks amazing.


  23. Leslie Kileyposted March 15, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    I am super excited about this book because I have been seeing these cakes on blog, Pintrest and all over. I love cooking and baking and would love to try one and have it come out right!


  24. Patricia Lambertposted March 16, 2014 at 2:56 am

    I was born to love cooking and baking! ♥


  25. carolposted March 16, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I would love to add to my cookbook collection.


  26. Gammyposted March 16, 2014 at 9:58 am

    I make yummy cakes, but maybe with this book I could make cute yummy cakes!


  27. Gina Guthrieposted March 16, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I would love to surprise my family by making them their own custom birthday cake.


  28. Carol Pageposted March 16, 2014 at 10:36 am

    This book is lovely-I’m ready to bake!


  29. marisa bposted March 16, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    I love baking and am just getting into cake decorating. These lovely cakes would be so fun and impressive!!


  30. Julie Mposted March 16, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    These cakes are so much fun and looks like a great book to learn how to make them!


  31. Marciaposted March 16, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    What a fun book…great ideas! I would love a copy….


  32. Deniseposted March 17, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Can’t wait to try the butterfly inside cake.


  33. Fredposted March 17, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    The cakes are all great. It’s like the display I’ve seen at But this one is really artistic.


  34. Ashley Outlandposted March 17, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    I love to bake and this cookbook would make baking cakes even more fun!!


  35. Majaposted March 18, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I love Amandas blog – and yours that I found through her!


    • Kristy Stillreplied March 18th, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      Yay! Thank you so much for stopping by!

  36. Jennifer Brueggemanposted March 18, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I want this book because not only do I love baking but I love a good challenge. I would love to make a cake a surprise inside. What a great idea! So creative and fun!


  37. Naomiposted March 20, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    I love experimenting in the kitchen and challenging myself to try new things. This beautiful cookbook would give me a whole book of ideas and ways to try new things!!


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