I Am Baker

Countdown Cake {Surprise Inside Cake}

UPDATE:  Full tutorial now posted!

This is cake is one of my “crazy” ideas.  I didn’t really think it could happen.  But then it happened.  And it wasn’t that hard.  And I am super excited to share it with you!

New Years Eve Countdown Cake #surpriseinsidecake

I didn’t take any step-by-step pictures because this was my first time making this cake.  Normally I like to make it, test it, make sure to get the kinks in the recipe out, then share it with you.

But I was just so excited that it worked so well I cast all precaution to the wind!

New Years Eve Countdown Cake #surpriseinsidecake

For the “surprise inside” this cake I created descending numbers.  10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1.  Just like you would countdown New Years!

New Years Eve Countdown Cake #surpriseinsidecake

I started by cutting into the cake at the 10.  The next piece was the 9 and the next piece was the 8, and so on.

This is where I forgot to take a lot of pictures because it was so exciting.  And if you are a stickler for details you will see that the 4 is missing above… I have no idea how I could have forgotten 4!  But rest assured he was there.

New Years Eve Countdown Cake #surpriseinsidecake

For the top I just sprinkled some gold and chocolate sprinkles.   Easy.  But fun!

New Years Eve Countdown Cake #surpriseinsidecake

And of course, the very last piece is the 1.  Happy New Year!

I am hoping to get a tutorial together in the next couple days just in case anyone wants to make this cake.

Hope you are having a great Christmas holiday!!

Find the tutorial for this cake here!


  1. Laura says

    Great job! It looks so good! I bet everyone will be surprised by what is inside! I can’t wait for your tutorial! Greatings from Romania

  2. Becca says

    Toooooooo coool!

    Can’t wait for the tutorial.

    I would guess you stuck chocolates in once the batter was in the pan. And somehow marked where the 10 was.

  3. says

    Genius!! I’m in amazement by not only this cake, but all your other cakes as well. I have been keeping a file of all your beautiful cakes that I want to attempt and now that I’m unemployed (insert sad face), I have the time to bake and decorate!

  4. says

    What an amazing cake Amanda!! Haha, I have no idea how you managed to put the numbers inside the cake but I am so impressed that you managed it! Yummo. Great idea, I am going to have to put my thinking cap on as to how I can replicate this. Great for any special occasion! xx

  5. massu says

    Omgg the white is looking sooo beautifull n yummm..with the chocolate frosting…superb..i want i want..for now a recipe will do too..pls share its recipe…


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