Surprise-Inside Cakes {giveaway!}

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I have been waiting so long to get this book from Amanda Rettke into my hands. A labor of love and a whoooooooole bunch of flour and sugar, Amanda from i am baker has given all of us a wonderful gift with her first cookbook, Surprise-Inside Cakes.

A #giveaway! WIN a copy of #SurpriseInsideCakes by i am baker. Enter at afarmgirlsdabbles.com!

As you can probably guess from my own site design, I was drawn to this Cherry Cake. It speaks to me. Can you just imagine this cake sitting before you on a pretty cake pedestal? If someone (Amanda…hint, hint) made this for me, I’d be so tickled.  The cheery exterior design of the cake alone would be enough, but then to slice it open to find the surprise-inside cherries…delightful!!

I cannot believe the detail she has included within these pages, equipping all of us with her years of surprise-inside wisdom to create special cakes of our own, in our very own kitchens. For every cake,

I cannot believe the detail that Amanda has included within these pages, equipping all of us with her years of surprise-inside wisdom to create special cakes of our own, in our very own kitchens. For every cake, there are large gorgeous photos of both the exterior and the surprise-inside interior. AND plenty of step-by-step photos and instructions and helpful hints for bakers of every skill level.

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Amanda makes celebrating all of life’s greatest occasions so much fun! How awesome would it be to serve this Stripe Birthday Cake for a special someone’s birthday celebration? And that Zebra Cake…I see that in our future, for sure, for our animal loving youngest daughter. The Cross Cake would make anybody’s Baptism, First Communion or Confirmation day extra special. And can you imagine a slice of that mile-high layered chocolate New Year’s Eve Cake to ring in the new year?! Fabulous!

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This is one of my very favorite cakes, the Rudolph Cake. Our girls love it, too, and want to give this one a try when Christmas rolls around. I also like the sweet little story Amanda included with this one, about her young niece’s ability to recite all the names of Santa’s reindeer. Amanda finds ways to include little stories and tidbits of her life with each cake, making each creation even more special.

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This Miniature Heart Cake is nothing short of stunning. I love how big and bold it appears from the outside, only to slice into it to find the striking contrast of red frosting to white cake, with a little singular heart on the inside. So sweet!

Oreo Surprise-Inside Cake - afarmgirlsdabbles.comAnd I made this Oreo Surprise-Inside Cake for our daughter’s birthday, my very first surprise-inside cake. Hatti was so excited to have one of Amanda’s cakes made for her. And the rest of us were, too. Because it’s crazy fun and delicious!! My cake in the photos above is finished just a bit differently than the one in Amanda’s book, as I wanted a little different look for our birthday celebration. For the recipe, click here!

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To celebrate Amanda’s new book, we’re giving away one copy of Surprise-Inside Cakes!

This giveaway is now closed! The winner was #159 – Ann Fritz.

To enter to WIN:

  • Simply LEAVE A COMMENT below telling me who deserves a special surprise-inside cake, and why.
  • And for a second entry, TWEET the following: “I ♥ #SurpriseInsideCakes from @iambakertweets. Enter cookbook #giveaway at @farmgirlsdabble!” Then let me know you tweeted by leaving the tweet URL in a second comment below.

Be sure to check out more of Amanda’s baking creativity by visiting her site i am baker and following her on facebook, twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

You can also get up close and personal with Amanda by enrolling in her online Craftsy class, Decorating From the Inside Out. How cool is that?!

KitchenAid stand mixerAND if you are in the Twin Cities area, be sure to get your ticket to this Friday night’s event at Kitchen in the Market. Amanda will be making a surprise-inside cake before your very eyes, plus you’ll get to try out frosting techniques yourself. All while sipping a glass of bubbly!

A KitchenAid stand mixer will also be given away at this event!

I have MY ticket. How about YOU?!

 

Giveaway Rules:  This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years and older. One winner will be chosen at random and then notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize, or another winner will be selected. A farmgirl’s dabbles and i am baker are not responsible for lost or undelivered emails. Giveaway ends at 9:00 pm on Monday, April 7th.

Disclosure:  I received a copy of Surprise-Inside Cakes for my review and happy cake creating in our own kitchen. I was not compensated to write this post. All opinions are my own.

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