My friend Amanda from I am Baker recently published her first cookbook, Surprise-Inside Cakes. It is exactly as the title describes. Cakes baked with surprises on the inside. Her book is filled with great photo tutorials on how to make some of the most unique and fun cakes for every occasion.
Even though I am a disaster when it comes to cake assembly and decorating, I think I did an OK job using her tutorial on how to make a Zebra Cake. I made some mistakes, things got messy. I may not have cut my layers thin enough... I may have even over baked my cakes thanks to a mid morning gab session with a friend and my inability to use a timer. I discovered that I am NO I am Baker! But who cares... my kids thought it was fantastic and super neat when I surprised them with it later that afternoon. They figured it was just a regular chocolate cake. But then *boom* zebra stripes. They thought I was pretty awesome!
Not only did Amanda publish this great book filled with tutorials, but she also has an online class offered on Craftsy. Since attempting the Zebra Cake, I've realized I need more of Amanda's help in the cake department. Therefor I will be taking her class soon and then coming back here to share what I learned with you all. PLUS... I may even have a Craftsy Class giveaway coming up!
To win a copy of Surprise-Inside Cakes by Amanda Rettke (I am Baker) comment below telling me what your favorite type of cake is. Be sure to leave your email so I can contact you if you are chosen as the winner.
Too impatient and don't want to wait to win a copy? Well don't fret, you can purchase a copy of Surprise-Inside Cakes HERE.
Want to sign up for Amanda's Surprise-Inside Cake Class on Craftsy?? Click HERE.
(Disclaimer: I received a copy of Surprise-Inside Cakes to review. I did not receive any monetary compensation and all opinions are 100% my own. Giveaway is open to US residents only and entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Giveaway is open from 4/6/2014-4/12/2014 at 11:59pm. One winner will be chosen by random.org and notified via email.