Logo Surprise-Inside Cake

filed under: Surprise Inside Cakes on September 23, 2014

I have been partnering with McCormick for a few years now. It is a match made in heaven! I get to use amazing quality products and share delicious and creative recipes and they… um… they… well. I am starting to think that I got the better end of this partnership.

Don’t tell them I love my work so much ok?  Our secret!

McCormick Logo Surprise-Inside Cake!

McCormick is celebrating their 125th birthday on Sept. 28th. I don’t know about you, but I had no idea that they had been around for 125 years! There is something to be said for longevity and dependability in a huge company like that.

McCormick Logo Surprise-Inside Cake!

In honor of their big day I decided to make them a cake. It’s what I do ok? I wanted it to be fun, really fun, and really personal. The outside of my cake is covered in hundreds of rainbow sprinkles! Don’t you love the clean lines and color in this cake?

McCormick Logo Surprise-Inside Cake!

Add to that a fancy little white frill around the top and we are golden.  Golden I tell you!

Or rainbow.  More like rainbow.

Add to that a fancy little white frill around the top and we are golden.  Golden I tell you!

And here is the surprise! I made the McCormick logo inside the cake!

It was not easy. But it was a labor of love.

Add to that a fancy little white frill around the top and we are golden.  Golden I tell you!

I have to tell you, when I cut into the cake I was so pleased! SO pleased.   could not contain my excitement and I texted off a picture to a close friend. She was as excited as I was and that’s when I knew that this was a special cake. And who better to honor?

While I happen to think that this may be one of the prettiest cakes I have ever made, it is also the tastiest. I prefer this amazing White Cake recipe, but with a twist.

McCormick Extra Rich Vanilla

McCormick just released this wonderful new Extra Rich vanilla that is 25% richer than classic vanilla extract. It adds something really special to my cakes and frostings!

McCormick Logo Surprise-Inside Cake!

If you want to know more about how I made this surprise-inside cake please do check out my book, Surprise-Inside Cakes! I also have a little video here that helps to detail the process.

Happy Birthday, McCormick!

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  • Christi @ Love From The Oven says:

    There are not even words. WOW. Truly incredible! And I can’t wait to get my hands on that vanilla! 🙂

  • Lisa @ Wine & Glue says:

    Holy Crap you are talented!

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says:

    This is so amazing!! I want my logo next. 😉

  • Margot C says:

    That is amazing! You are SO talented.

  • Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says:

    Oh my gooooooodness! So epic!

  • Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says:

    That is amazing! I am super impressed!

  • Nikki @Seeded at the Table says:

    Hot dang!! That’s amazing, Amanda!!! Seriously, amazing.

  • Amanda says:

    This is so impressive! I have a feeling there will be many companies getting in touch with you soon for their own piece of logo cake 😉 Amazing!!

  • Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog says:

    No! You did not put their logo in a cake! YOU ARE A GENIUS! How in the world … I’m just drooling and staring over here, it’s not an attractive situation lol. Happy birthday to them, I had no idea they were 125! McCormic has this one spice, it’s called Mediterranean Sea Salt, and I think I could write a (very long) book about all the different ways I use it, it’s aaaamazing! This cake, still can’t get over how cool it is!

  • Cailee says:

    Wow!! This is like seriously the cutest thing ever!! That is so fun that you’re partnered with them… and that it’s their 125th birthday!! :0 WOW!! That’s sweet (literally!)!!

  • Rebecca {foodie with family} says:

    Oh my word, Amanda. This is just so flippin’ cool. There probably isn’t anything you can’t do!

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says:

    Um, you are amazing!!! Wow!! this is FABULOUS!

  • Jess @ whatjessicabakednext says:

    This cake is amazing and so stunning!

  • Jocelyn@Brucrewlife says:

    My logo! Do my logo next! 😉 Seriously though, this cake is awesomesauce!!! I love every last detail of it!

    • Amanda says:

      Ha ha… YES! I should! 🙂 Thanks girl!

  • Deborah says:

    This is absolutely amazing, Amanda!! You are mighty talented, my friend.

  • Karla says:

    Wow, that logo is PERFECTION! You are one talented baker, Amanda. And I can’t believe they’ve been around 125 years. That’s something.

  • Rachel - A Southern Fairytale says:


    You are truly incredible.

    How lucky McCormick is to have you to make such a gift for them! <3 I would like all the slices of this 😉

  • Wendy | Around My Family Table says:

    I can’t imagine holding my breath until the moment comes, then cutting into it- seriously amazing!

  • Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com says:

    What the…?! You are an evil genius and I love it! This is so crazy and so cool!

  • Anita at Livelikeyouarerich.com says:

    Incredible! This looks amazingly delicious AND that Mc WOW! You are talented! I’ll have to get your book.

    You taught a great class at BYBC as well!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you so much Anita!!! xoxo