Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion with a Little Something Extra Inside- a review and giveaway

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Surprise Inside Cakes Cookbook Review #surpriseinsidecakes

Today I get to tell you about a book that I’ve been waiting on for years. My friend Amanda (founder of the popular blog I am Baker) has just released her new cookbook, Surprise-Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion–with a Little Something Extra Inside. I am honored to be one of the first to receive a copy. You’re going to want this book!

Surprise Inside Cakes Book by Amanda Rettke #surpriseinsidecakes

Surprise! Those “candles” are actually CAKE!


There is something for everyone in this colorful, fun book. Imagine cutting into a cake to reveal a hidden surprise! The only thing better than a delicious cake is a delicious cake baked with a surprise inside. Amanda’s cake designs truly are revolutionary! This book takes her designs even further than what you’ve seen on her blog. Use one of her fool-proof cake and frosting recipes, a box mix, or even your favorite recipe passed down in your family.

Balloon Cake Surprise Inside Cakes by Amanda Rettke #surpriseinsidecakes

Filled with full-page, stunning photographs and detailed process shots, Surprise-Inside Cakes walks you through each step to make the perfect surprise-inside cake for your friends and family. I LOVE the process pictures and instructions because I am a visual learner. She gives tips and tricks about how to use everyday objects like cookie cutters, rulers, glass bowls, and container lids to achieve your desired design.

Ombre Cake Surprise Inside Cakes by Amanda Rettke #surpriseinsidecakes

Inspired by Amanda, I even made my own surprise inside cake, but you’re going to have to wait until Thursday to see it. I’m serious- once you get Amanda’s book in your hands you will want to bake your own surprise-inside cake!

Surprise Inside Dotty Cake- this unsuspecting Bundt cake is filled with a colorful surprise!

Amanda writes with passion about her craft, and you will surely enjoy getting to know her through her stories and personal anecdotes. I would recommend this book to anyone desiring to do something different in the kitchen. Give it as a gift to the baker in your life, but be warned- you’re going to want to keep a copy for yourself. Lucky for you I have a copy to give away!!

This Giveaway is CLOSED. A winner has been chosen and the prize(s) have been fulfilled.