Surprise-Inside Cakes by Amanda Rettke is On Sale Today!

If you love baking as much as I do, you will love Surprise-Inside Cakes by Amanda Rettke. You may know Amanda from her popular blog,, where she posts mouth-watering photos and gives tips to decorate and bake all sorts of tasty treats—especially cakes! In Surprise-Inside Cakes, Amanda teaches you how to bake, assemble, and decorate stunningly … Continue reading

Twisted Cakes: Deliciously Evil Designs for Every Occasion by Debbie Goard

Twisted Cakes jacket

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. No not Christmas, Halloween! It brings back memories of autumn on the East Coast and the crackle of crisp leaves, the chill in the air, costumes, and parties—what joy! And what better time than Halloween to treat your friends to a creepy, tasty cake that will amaze … Continue reading

A Summer Pie Recipe from Adrienne Kane, author of United States of Pie

It’s summer! Which means one thing—it’s pie season. My book, United States of Pie, is all about updating classics. Often times that meant using fresh fruit, less sugar, and a lighter hand when it came to spices. That’s exactly what I did when creating the recipe for Southern Peach Pie. Most of the classic recipes … Continue reading

For the Love of Cupcakes – Guest Post From Meg Donohue, Author of HOW TO EAT A CUPCAKE

Since this blog is all about secrets, I’m going to share one with you: despite the fact that my debut novel is entitled How to Eat a Cupcake, I’m not actually a baker. Maybe that doesn’t surprise you; the title, after all isn’t How to Bake a Cupcake. Still, it’s about two women struggling to … Continue reading

How to Eat a Cupcake


When reading Meg Donohue’s debut novel, How to Eat a Cupcake, the descriptions of cupcakes made my mouth water.   I’ve always been something of a baked goods aficionado, so I swooned over her descriptions of organic pear and chai tea cupcakes, or vanilla-ginger buttercream cupcakes, or pink lemonade cupcakes, or…you get the idea.  So when … Continue reading


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