I always love hearing from you — what you like, what you’d love to see, and what you’re craving to hear more of. Although I always try my best to get back to you, please be patient with me. I’m still trying to figure out how to grow another hand, but I’m not quite there yet!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I post your pictures and recipes on my site?

I started this blog to share my inspiration and designs.  I work very hard on my creations and spend many hours writing, baking, and photographing them.  Please remember that when you choose to share something on your website.  You are welcome to be inspired by or add you own twist on them!  However, I just ask that you provide the proper linkage credit.  If you are blogging about it, tweeting about it (@iambakertweets), using facebook, pinterest, or any other social media outlet that you use, please provide proper linkage.

When in doubt, add a link back. Please do not copy/transfer/blog/facebook/tweet my images unless you have permission to do so.  And if you really want to, just ask!  I am nice most of the time. 😉

All images appearing on are the exclusive property of and are protected under the United States and International Copyright laws.

The images may not be reproduced, copied, downloaded, saved to your computer, transmitted in any form or manipulated without the written permission of Amanda Rettke, owner of, Minnesota, USA. 

Use, manipulation, reproduction, download, saving on any computer, and transmission in any form of any image on this web site is a violation of the United States and International Copyright laws and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

All images are copyrighted © 2008 – 2016

What tip did you use on that cake?  How did you get the candle inside?

I often do tutorials on the more difficult items.  Feel free to use those at your convenience!  If you see an item that you love but need extra help, please feel free to leave a comment on that post.

Can I substitute oil for butter?  Do I really need corn syrup for your sugar cookie icing?  I want to make your recipe gluten free, can you tell me how to do that?

The answer is, yes and no.  I like this substitution chart over at but the truth is, I don’t know.  I don’t know how to make my favorite white cake gluten-free or sugar-free or dairy-free, so most of the time I will recommend sticking to the specified ingredient list.  My recipe list is ever expanding, so if there is something you would like me to try, feel free to email your request.

I made your cake and it was dry…what happened?

I am so sorry!  Dry cake is the worst.  My best advice is to make the recipe again, and if you have the same problems, please contact me immediately so we can trouble-shoot.  If you happen to find an error or misprint or horribly out of place addition of vanilla extract, please do let me know!


I use a Canon 7D and my lens a 28-70mm f 2.8 lens. Sometimes I use a 50mm f 1.4 lens. I set my camera to “one shot” mode, try to always shoot on the lowest ISO possible. My aperture is typically between 3.5 and 5.6. I always shoot food in natural light, which is horribly inconvenient when you live in Minnesota and only get thirty seven minutes of sunshine in the winter.

What religion are you?

I am a Christian, meaning that I follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.  I believe that the Bible is God-breathed and 100% truth.

How do you build traffic on your blog?

Well, that’s the golden question, isn’t it?  I believe blogging is a community.  That you are, in fact, building relationships, not just contacts.  If you want people to comment on your blog, comment on theirs!  When it comes to having lots of readers, the more you enjoy what you are doing, the easier that will be.

Can I advertise on your site?

If your product is consistent with my blog then yes you can.  Please contact me for pricing and details.

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