Last Updated on May 28, 2020
5. Checkerboard Cake
Very impressive! I'm still left in amazement and awe with the inside of a checkerboard cake. It's actually quite confusing to me how it all works out, but layering 2 opposing cake color rings does the trick! Funny how circles are what make the squares of the checkerboard.
Check out these round cookie cutters from Amazon.
6. Surprise Heart Cake
Beautiful, right? Just leave it up to Amanda from I Am Baker to come up with this masterpiece! She's the queen of surprise cakes, and even has a published book filled with gorgeous cake ideas like this one entitled, Surprise-Inside Cakes. This would obviously be a hit for Valentine's day, but I think a heart can be fitting for just about any occasion. Just look how the red cake pops up next to the white. Stunning!
7. Peekaboo Heart Poundcake
If you like the idea of the heart cake, but want something a little less formal, a poundcake is just as impressive! The technique behind it is completely different, using a heart-shaped cookie cutter to get your surprise heart design.
8. Heart Surprise Cupcakes
Even easier: mini hearts in cupcakes! These would be more practical for school parties, potlucks, bake sales or, to give away as Valentine's gifts.
Hugs and Kisses are another great surprise-inside idea for Valentine's Day:
9. Earth Day Cupcakes
Here's a completely different concept for the surprise-inside heart; use red frosting instead of twice baked heart shaped mini cakes. How sweet!
10. Candy Stuffed Cake
How cool is this?! Although intended as a gender reveal cake (blue candy for a boy and pink for a girl), I think this would be fun to make and eat for just about any type of party! It's quite impressive but rather easy to make. Your two center pieces of round cake will have a hole in the middle to be stuffed with the candy of your choice before topping with your final sheet of cake.