I don't know about you, but sometimes I am just plum out of ideas. All I can think about is how much laundry I have, all the blogs I have got to visit and catch up on, and what I am making for dinner.

Making food pretty is the last thing on my mind.

Until this site opened my eyes.


I heart foodgawker.

I think you will too.

As far as the other four sites that inspire me… well, I will be unveiling them to you over the next two weeks.

There is even going to be a special guest appearance or two!

What about you… do you like to bake or cook? Are there any sites that influence your culinary desires?

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Meet Amanda Rettke

Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. I don’t like to cook. I leave all the cooking to the husband and FIL. But I do love to bake! And your site inspires me to do ALL sorts of fun stuff!!! 🙂
    Before your blog though, and still sometimes when I have a specific idea in mind, I like allrecipes.com. I also recently found Wilton’s website. They have the best buttercream frosting recipe, and a WHOLE bunch of decorating idea’s and technigues. Oh, and they have a blog too!!
    Side note – please don’t tell me you made that beautiful confection just to display the name of the website?!?! You are so funny and talented!! Also, I posted pics of the pumpkin cake and sugar cookies I made this week. I left a little note for you on the cookies!!! 🙂

  2. I don’t really have any food sites that inspire me. But your baking site sure does. I am going to try and make a round cake with two tiers. I should make it from stracth too huh? Like forget the box? You know Amanda, I make almost zero from a box….why should I bake a cake from a box? I will take a picture of the cake and get it on your flikr site.
    The only other inspirations I get are from Simple & Delicious. Do you know it?
    Your site is fun! And so are you!
    It’s good to see somebody so excited about their talent!

  3. I can’t wait to see the other sites! Congrats on your new blog. I love the layout. Did you design it?

  4. Oh, yeah…I love foodgawker (and tastespotting)…except when they reject me. (Which happens a lot!) Have you seen refrigeratorsoup.com?

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