UPDATE: Tutorial here

Another year has come and gone.

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So many things have changed since I first posted my Rose Cake on this day last year.

had a baby.

Got a new job.

And have gotten to know some amazing people.

You guys.

Thanks for the support.  The laughter.  The challenges.  The inspiration.

I am so thankful that you are willing to share some of yourself here.

So today (Feb. 1st) , on my thirty-fifth birthday, I want you to know that

You are my gift.

Thank you!

If you like this cake, you can see many more like it in my new book, Surprise-Inside Cakes!  Almost all the cakes in my book have never been published before, so it’s all new tutorials and recipes!

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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 keep coming back and staring at this cake. It is just so pretty. The red heart on the outside is killing me! (in a good way…)

  2. hi amanda

    just love your blog. your cakes are amazing and your “heart” beautiful, love the way you share your love for the Lord Jesus! keep shining your light!!!!
    new to the blogging community!! have you posted a tutorial on the raspberry cake with the teeny hearts? just luvvvv that cake!

    fond love

  3. Hi Amanda!
    I usually do not post comments. I’m a creeper on your site (who happens to share your birthday) and wanted to take a moment to tell you how much I admire your work! This cake is stunning. I love love the braided effect on the sides and that small understated heart on the inside just makes it all the more. I don’t even have a word that explains how much it made me smile… it just did. It inspired me and I thank you!

    Keep up the great work and I would love to see a tutorial on how this cake was done if you ever feel like sharing.

    1. What a wonderfully thoughtful and kind thing to say! You have a way with words. Thanks for making my night! 🙂 Be sure to de-lurk next Feb. 1st so we can celebrate together!

  4. I just found your site and am happy to become part of your ever growing family.
    A belated Happy Birthday and Congratulations on your accomplishment in 2013 !
    Have a wonderful year ahead of you and may it be be filled with much happiness and many blessings.
    Merilee in St.Pete

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