My book is officially on sale!!!

Surprise Inside Cakes Cover

photo credit susan powers

If you could see me right now… I am shaking my head back and forth in disbelief.  This whole process has been so humbling and scary and yet rewarding.  I am not a “go-getter” by nature,  I tend to just let life happen around me and if it’s good, then all the better.  But this, this I had to work for.

Colin Powell says is best.  “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.”

What a labor of love!!  I am so thrilled with the book and hope you are too!

If you have not yet ordered your copy of surprise-inside cakes, now is the time!!


Ordering through Amazon is a great way to save money… as it is only $16.50 versus $30 in stores.

Candle Rose Surprise Inside Cake from

 photo credit Susan Powers

Hint: The CANDLES are part of the surprise… they are cake!!

I do have a couple of signing events coming up!

Magers & Quinn on March 20th at 7:00pm

  • I will be sharing some sweet treats!!

Kitchen in the Market on March 28th at 5:30pm

  • This is an EXCLUSIVE event with limited capacity, so you will want to reserve your spot now!  In addition to drinks, treats and interactive cake decorating, you can also win a KitchenAid Stand Mixer!
  • Click HERE to make sure you get a spot!

I would really, really love the opportunity to meet you and to know what your baking passions are.

As always, thank you all so much for your love and support.  Oh, and if you have your book,  be sure to look for the cake that I dedicated specially to my blog readers!!

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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. Just got your book yesterday – it is just awesome!
    – can’t wait for this weekend to start so that I can start baking…

  2. VERY excited for you. You deserve it. You’re so very talented. Congratulations! Will be getting my copy soon.

  3. Can you do an East Coast book tour and come to Rhode Island, pretty please? I’ll even drive to Boston to see you 🙂

    On another note, I signed up for your Craftsy class the day it went live 3/11. I think the day after I signed up, it went on sale. Oh well… whatever the price, your class is worth every penny! And I can’t put your book down! I even read it in the bathroom! LOL!!!

  4. If you ever do a signing in the Chicagoland area, I’d love to meet you!!! Best wishes with the book, Amanda!

  5. I just got my book today and didn’t put it down until I went through each page. Now which cake to start with? I was excited to see that we are both in MN. and bummed that I can’t make it to either of these dates. We live a good 3 hours from the Cities and I teach until 3:45. I hope you do more dates and maybe I’ll be able to make one. Good luck with the sale of the book and the Craftsy class.

    1. Oh gosh… sorry about the Craftsy stuff! 🙁 I have zero say in how much the class is. But glad you liked the book!! Thank you so much for getting it!

  6. congratulations! you’ve been one of my favourite blogs for a while now. i love checking every morning (i just like to browse randomly through the archive). i’m so happy for you. ^_^ ♥

  7. I am so excited – I’ve just received your book in the mail and it looks awesome!!!
    Can’t wait for the weekend to start baking 🙂

  8. I have been following you for quite a while and I love your blog. Your artistry is beautiful and you have a knack for writing with a fun sense of humor. I wanted to tell you that I just purchased your Craftsy class and I am very excited to make your Surprise cake projects. ~~Cherry~~

    1. Hi Cherry! So nice to “meet” you! I truly hope you enjoy the class. It will be fun to bake together! 😉

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