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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  • Jessica @ Sweet Menu says:

    I cannot even IMAGINE how hard that would have been. But that M and C is pure perfection! Well done!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you Jessica!

  • Kerry @ Kerry Cooks says:

    This cake is so adorable! And the logo looks great, I’m totally in awe of your skills!

  • tanya says:

    Is there anything you cannot do? You truly amaze me Amanda. This cake is so beautiful. I would have had a hard time cutting into it!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    Oh my gosh!!! This turned out amazing!!

  • Heather @ Shards of Lavender says:

    What a gorgeous cake inside and out! The logo is absolutely perfect and I love all the colorful sprinkles. If I was ever able to create something like your cakes, I’d try to find a way to preserve it forever.

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife says:

    You are cake wonder woman, and I mean that as the most sincere of compliments. I love McCormick’s real deal vanilla extract too. It’s so good and really affordable!

  • Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    Amaaaaaaaazing!! Kudos on this cake, girl. And Happy Birthday, McCormick!

  • Jennifer says:

    Oh, wow! That is beautiful and so amazing! Great job 🙂

  • Renee C says:

    Good morning and your cake looks LOVELY (as usual)….I was wondering if you could share what size/type pan you use for this cake…..I want one…..thanks.

  • bridget {bake at 350} says:

    INSANE, woman!!!

  • Rachel says:

    I absolutely LOVE the sprinkles on the sides of the cake! Do you have any tips for that technique to make it look so clean and perfect? Beautiful job!

  • Pam, in NC says:

    you have every right in the world to be tickled pink!!!!!!!! the crisp lines of the log are amazing!!! I am so incredibly impressed!! Rock on chick!!!!

  • sue/the view from great island says:

    You are so talented, Amanda, this cake is eye-popping!. I love McCormick’s, but absolutely, they got the better end of the bargain 😉

  • Melissa says:

    Youre amazing Amanda!!

  • Tesei says:

    Amanda, you always do amazing things, but this time I just can’t imagine how you managed, it is perfect!!!! Congratulations, it really is amazing!!!!!

  • Kim P says:

    Wow! Job well done – perfection!

  • Amanda Paa says:

    love old companies that are staying the course and still making new innovative products. this cake is amazing! i would love to make one with a friend’s initials for her birthday.

  • heather @french press says:

    I am in utter awe when I look at your cakes; I STINK at cakes and yet you make me want to bake one anyways

  • Leesha @ Mayhem in the Kitchen! says:

    This is amazing! Fabulous work!

    Also, way to work the sponsored post! Brand-related posts are often uninspired, but this one was an absolute delight! Way to go, lady!

  • Tricia W says:

    Hi Amanda, ONE word for you and your talent……WOW!!! For McCormick….I can’t imagine how happy you must be to have this girl on your team!! Isn’t she amazing??!! Happy Birthday…here’s wishing you another 125!!

  • Ashley S. Davidson says:

    I actually GRINNED when you revealed the inside. It is SO PERFECT. You are one impressive lady!

  • Sue {munchkin munchies} says:

    This cake is amazing and so are you!

  • Karen says:

    You have tremendous skill with the hidden surprises. The cake not only looks wonderful, it looks like it tastes great too! Congratulations on a job well done!

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts says:

    this is stunning! absolutely incredible – I love it!

  • Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch says:

    What a gorgeous cake! I am excited for you seeing how gorgeous the inside is let alone all the glorious sprinkles on the outside! I want this for my birthday! But maybe not with the MC because that would be a little weird!

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