Patriotic Cake {surprise inside cake}

filed under: Surprise Inside Cakes on July 2, 2014

So I do this thing with cakes where I hide surprises on the inside.  I have been doing it for about 4 years now.  I even wrote a whole book about it.

It’s kinda my thing.

Red White and Blue Surprise-Inside Cake!

I can’t help but love this cake.  I am so excited by this new way to share a surprise-inside and so excited that the idea police haven’t taken away my oven yet.   I mean, some of my ideas are crazy weird and should never be attempted in real life.

But occasionally this happens and for a moment all is right with the world.

Red White and Blue Surprise-Inside Cake! #usa


Yay!!  I spelled out USA in a red, white and blue cake!!

Whoops!  My ‘s’ is backward.  Well, on one side of the cake it is anyway.

Red White and Blue Surprise-Inside Cake! #usa


In the piece, it reads right.

I based the design of this cake on some of my previous cakes and used this surprise-inside cake method to get the letters into the cake. This is the very first ever (anywhere) surprise-inside cake with letters stacked out vertically in different layers.  I am so, so so excited about where this simple design will lead me and can’t wait to share those ideas with you!


I used this WHITE CAKE recipe.

And this VANILLA BUTTERCREAM recipe. (Check out my tips on how to get it SUPER white!)

Want more Surprise-Inside Cakes?  Check out my new book.  It is the ONLY book in the world about surprise-inside cakes!

And be sure to check my Facebook page !

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  • Beth @ bethcakes says:

    This is so amazing!! Your creativity and surprise-inside cake skills never cease to amaze me. 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you so much Beth!!

  • Lisa says:

    Wow, truly amazing!! You are so talented!

  • Miriam @ OvertimeCook says:

    Your talent and creativity constantly blows me away! This cake is gorgeous and amazing!

  • Chloe Crabtree says:

    You never cease to amaze me! Great job and great little surprise! You have inspired me to try one of these…for Halloween. I bought myself an extra long loaf pan yesterday, now I just have to decide what to tuck inside. Ghosts? Pumpkins? I have a little time to mull that over. Happy 4th!

  • Jamie says:

    Is this real life? Amazing!

  • Anne M. says:

    Oh my goodness!! This is exactly what I’ve been looking for!!! I’m doing gender reveal party in August for our second child, and I’ve been trying to come up with something more creative than just pink or blue cake to announce it. I can spell out BOY or GIRL!!
    Thank you so much for sharing all your creativity!!!

    • Amber Wilson says:

      Oh my goodness that’s such a good idea!!!

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts says:

    This is so amazing! So impressive!!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you for the kind words as always, Angelyn!

  • Alice // Hip Foodie Mom says:

    Good luck on Twin Cities Live tomorrow .. you’ll do great! this cake is amazing!!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you sweet friend!!! Any chance you are headed back to the cities soon? Would love to give you a hug! 🙂

  • Zainab says:

    Wow!! What a stunning cake. Another wonderful surprise inside 🙂 Goodluck on the TC live!!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you so much Zaina! I loved your flag cake!

  • Tonia says:

    I love it!! Happy 4th of July!

    • Amanda says:

      Happy 4th to you Tonia! Let me know if you are headed up this way! 🙂

  • Elizabeth, 3D-Sweets says:

    So cute!! And honestly, you are amazing to get those letters in there so perfectly! Hope the five-cake baking and TV show goes well for you!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you so much Elizabeth!

  • Donna says:

    An amazing feat! Makes me ask: how’d she do that??? Happy 4th!

    • Amanda says:

      It’s magic. 😉

  • Kate @ Diethood says:

    That is BEE.YOND! Your talent blows me away. Beautiful job, as always.

    • Amanda says:

      You are the sweetest Kate! Thank you!

  • Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says:

    Too Cute! Good luck!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you Laura! xo

  • Jessica @ Sweet Menu says:

    That is so clever!