Mini Heart Cake {Surprise Inside Cake}

filed under: Miscellaneous on January 31, 2012

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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  • Annette in CA says:

    So adorable!

  • Lori B says:

    Happy Birthday! Just found your blog through It’s Yummilicious! Love it.

  • Vanessa says:

    What a gorgeous cake! Happy birthday Amanda and thanks for sharing and caring. Also, congrats on a stellar year of achievements and milestones and may this year be even better for you!

  • Life of A Modern Housewife says:

    This is such a great cake…how’d you get that little heart inside? You are such a great foodie blog…love, love, love your blog!!

  • Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says:

    This gave me the chills. Not the creepy kind. But the i-am-going-to-cry-I-am-so-happy-for-you kind! xoxo- K

  • Shumaila says:

    Happy Birthday! Beautiful cake!

  • Julie W. says:

    Happy Birthday Amanda! What a beautiful cake! I’ve just recently found your blog (thru Pinterest) and love reading back through your older posts. You are seriously talented and I love finding inspiration in your posts! Enjoy your day!

  • Lori says:

    WHEW! I’m so glad to hear you say that, because I totally didn’t get you anything this year!

    Thanks for all the recipes and inspiration. I had a hard time at first telling anyone my best little secret (you), but now I tell anyone who’ll listen. You’re so worth sharing!

    Happy Birthday!

  • Esi says:

    Happy birthday!

  • marla says:

    Amanda, truly YOU are a gift to us. Every time I visit your blog and gawk at your talents I grin BIG. Just the way life should be. HAPPY. Stunning cake my friend. I love the minimalist design as well!

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    Happy Birthday my sweet friend! Hope you have a wonderful day celebrating. Wishing you a beautiful and sweet filled 35th year!!

  • Inda says:

    Happy Birthday!!!!
    Yesterday was my Birthday too 🙂

  • Lydia Grace says:

    Happy Birthday Amanda! I hope you have a super fabulous day with your family and friends. I hope you get to eat whatever you want (which may or may not be cake!) and relax and get spoilt!

    Love your lovey heart cake! As always, you are a kick ass cake maker! Love all the way from New Zealand -Lydia

  • Norma says:

    Happy, happy Birthday Amanda! Thank you for being such a caring and sharing person. I’ve loved your blog since I started coming to it and enjoy everything you write. Please do share how you put that tiny heart inside that lovely cake. I’m dying to know!

  • Nic@diningwithastud says:

    Happy birthday! You never cease to amaze me with your talent

  • Mrs. Lewis says:

    Happy, happy birthday, Amanda! We heart YOU!

  • Rena says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU DEAR(my birthday is tomorrow)! I’m so happy to have found your wonderfully creative and sweet blog! It has inspired me to bake, bake, bake! Keep on posting more recipes and ideas, please!

    <33 Rena

  • Lucy Lean says:

    Happy Birthday – love your creative baking skills – the wit and wisdom of cake making is certain the kingdom that you reign over… xxx

  • Carla says:

    I had this cake stand- HAD as in past tense! I put too much on the glass shelves in my china cabinet and right after Christmas I heard a major crash and the shelf that held this cake stand along with so many other pretties CRASHED! We call it the great crystal disaster of 2011! Well, I couldn’t part with the base and my plans are to have it smoothed out and attach a platter to the top! I am going to make this heart cake and display it proudly on it!!! RIP beautiful stand! You are an inspiration to all of us decorator want -to -bes! Thank you!

  • Jen says:

    Gorgeous!!! Please, please post a tutorial on the cake and the tip you used for the heart design in icing.

  • Katie @ OhShineOn says:

    This may be the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. I can’t even imagine saying this, but this cake is too pretty I cannot fathom eating a slice. I just want to sit and stare at it… alllllll dayyyyyy longggggg.

  • Bonnie says:

    We’re glad you’re in our world, too! By the way, my daughter’s 35th birthday is tomorrow, Feb. 2, and she’s sweet, too.

  • Kimiko says:

    Happy Birthday! You share your birthday with one of my best friends, so that makes this day extra special! I hope you had a great day today. The cake looks beautiful, by the way. I love that tiny heart.

  • Nom Nom says:

    No, really. HOW DID YOU MAKE THIS CAAAAAAKEEEEEE?!? I haven’t been able to sleep just thinking about it!

  • kristel says:

    I LOVE this cake, so simpel but oh so beautiful!!!
    could you please do a tutorial of this cake.

    Congratulations with your birthday!
    Greets from Belgium

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