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    filed under: Surprise Inside Cakes on March 15, 2014

    I have been baking up a storm and have so many new designs and recipes to share.  So excited!  Think you can guess what is in this cake?  It’s coming to the blog soon!

    surprise inside cake

    Since I have been getting quite a few inquires of late I thought I would create a blog post to answer them all.  If you have any additional questions after this, please feel free to leave a comment!


    First off, thank you so much for being interested!  If you are in the US you can buy it here.  If you are outside the US, I have this page that shares where most folks can purchase.  If you do not find your country, please let me know.

    ***Surprise-Inside Cakes is on sale right now on Amazon for $16.50, which is almost half off the cover price!


    Yes, I most definitely will!  But for now I have this PRESS page that lists any current giveaway’s for the book.  That will give you many, many more chances to win!


    Only if you live in Minnesota!  🙂  We are doing some local signings soon.  If there is a demand in the future I would be more than happy to!

    Other Fun Stuff:

    I am having a contest on Instagram!  Take a snap shot of you with your Surprise-Inside Cakes book and post it to instagram.  Use the hashtag #surpriseinsidecakes and you will be automatically entered to win a $50 giftcard!  You can enter up to five times if you own five books, so could potentially win as much as $250!

    Instagram Contest Surprise Inside Cakes


    Winner will be notified on Instagram.  There will be one winner every week for the next five weeks!

    I am now an instructor at Craftsy!  (Learn more about it here.)

    Decorating from the Inside Out

    I would love for you to see first hand how I create my surprise inside cakes.  And just in case you like that Rainbow Heart Cake that is on the cover, I make that cake in the class!!

    We have gotten really good feedback so far, which is such a relief to hear.  Having people enjoy it and actually learn something was the goal, and it seems that they are!

    I hope you will join in the fun!

    And lastly, did you want to get your copy of Surprise-Inside Cakes signed?  If you send it to me I will sign it and return it to you!

    Amanda Rettke

    PO Box 261

    St. Francis, MN 55070

    Please indicate who you would like to made out to and if you want any specific message.

    THANK YOU all so much for your support!  I am so humbled by your kindness and willingness to buy the book.  It means the world to me!



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    Congrats on your cookbook, Amanda! I love all of your cakes and I know I will adore this one. Looking forward to seeing the surprise inside! xo

      Thank you Stacy! Love seeing a comment from you! 🙂 Hope you are well!

    Congratulations again on your book! And congratulations of being a Craftsy instructor!

    I’m thinking a sweet bunny rabbit….? Most of all I am so enjoying all the love for you and your new book. I am so happy for you and your family. Congratulations.

    Love your cookbook! I also signed up for your etsy class which is also fabulous! Congrats on everything!! 🙂

    You tickle me – I hear sounds of Sally Field in your voice! Of COURSE we want your book!!!!!!! You ROCK! Your creations are amazing and your blog is a ‘don’t miss it’ kind of thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have worked hard for this and I am SO excited for you!!! Amazon says MY book should be here tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I adore you Pam!!! Thank you so much. I really, really hope you like your book!! Much love!

    Congratulations Amanda! Love the book! The new venture with Craftsy sounds really interesting, so I hope to be able to check that out! Looking forward to some of your new creations here on the blog! Hope you are getting some rest with all the mayhem of the book release! Thanks for all your hard work!!

    I preordered your book almost a year ago on Amazon, and I received it today all the way across the other side of the world from you. I can’t wait to start making your designs. Congratulations!! See you on Craftsy!

      Wow… that is just amazing to me Rima! And yes, would love to hang out at Craftsy!! 🙂 Will you be sharing your cakes there? 🙂

        Yikes!!! I’ll try my best to do so! It all depends on how brave I am.

    Just wanted you to know, I love your cheesecake in a jar recipe! My husband and I met over a slice of cheesecake. When we got married about a year ago I made the cheesecakes for guests to take home…such a hit!
    Congratulations on your book and other successes!

    I ordered a copy of your book. Good luck with landslide sales! I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

      Thank you so much Linda! I appreciate you! And man I love your name… Tumbleweed Contessa… That is AWESOME!

    Great blog post and thanks for all the updates. I like using Craftsy as well and plan to take your video class !I am too excited to receive my copy of your book in 2 days. I might not want to let it go so you can sign it for me. ! You made my day (and year) & I look forward to trying the cakes.

    Yay Amanda! I got a notification from Amazon that my copy of the book was being delivered on Saturday to my office – almost went in! But I have it now and it looks great! Will definitely be spending more time with it later! Hope everyone gets one! Thanks!

    How sweet is that that you’re willing to sign books, I need to go buy one asap! It looks absolutely AMAZING!!!!

    Congrats Amanda!! I am so looking forward to making one of your cakes this week (as excited as my kids are to eat one of your cakes this week!) and am loving pouring through the wonderful stories and pictures. My 6 year old daughter likes to look at it before bed and try to read the recipes! lol! (it is very funny!) XO

      That warms my heart!!! Love it. Thank you Heather!!

    My pre-ordered book is finally here and even better than I expected. My daughter is having a triple header religious celebration (marriage, confirmation and baptism) all in the same day and they want to use daisy motifs. Imagine my surprise when I saw page 79! Now, it might be their 5th anniversary before I get it right but there is no better teacher than you and this book so maybe I’ll be lucky in baking! Thanks you for what will be hours of fun baking and eating!!

      Oh wow Peg… that IS a triple header!! I am sure you will do amazing. Let me know if you have any questions, I am happy to help! 🙂

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