Party Giveaway! Surprise-Inside Cakes & More {$100 Value}

Party Giveaway on Living Locurto

To celebrate the new book Surprise-Inside Cakes by my talented friend Amanda, I’m hosting a fun Party Giveaway!! Amanda’s fabulous new book came out this week and if you love parties and baking, this is a must have book. You will be amazed by the cuteness factor!

Within each cake is the coolest surprise. I have always wondered how she did it and now I have step by step instructions for so many dazzling cakes. This book includes adorable ideas for everyday cakes as well as  holiday ideas. When I first got my book, I kept saying “WOW” each time I turned the page!

Surprise-Inside Cakes Cookbook

I love the recipes for cakes and frostings along with the easy tips and tricks for decorating cakes. Amanda breaks each cake down with step-by-step photo instructions, making them look easy!


There are many simple and gorgeous cake ideas that anyone can make! I can’t wait to try this zebra cake.



I’m also giving away a beautiful cake stand to use with your cakes!

Everyone needs something pretty to hold something as fancy as a Surprise-Inside Cake. white-Cake-stand

The lucky winner will also receive a $50 Gift Certificate to my shop, Printables By Amy!

Host the perfect event with stylish party printable designs. I’m updating designs and my shop website this year, so the gift certificate will be good for a year so the winner can enjoy new designs soon or choose from what is currently available.  Here are a few of my party printable collections…

 Ice Cream Party (Comes in Red & Teal or Pink & Teal)



Pink Owl Party Collection fun for any little girl!

Pink Owl Birthday Party - Printables by Amy at Living Locurto


Pretty in Pink Princess Party Collection. My illustrations come in blonde or brunette!



Cute On the Farm Party with 3-D invitation and cute tags for a sweet barnyard party.

Farm Party


Lego Party Printable Collection, one of my personal favorites!



Enter to win the Party Giveaway

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About Amy Locurto

Amy is a creative mom of two and graphic designer. When she's not working on Living Locurto, she's busy designing Printable Party Supplies and working on I Heart Faces, her photography blog. Find Amy on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram.


  1. Classic “Sock-It-To-Me” Cake

  2. Ashley Outland says:

    Vanilla with vanilla frosting!

  3. Vanilla for sure!

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  4. Chocolate!

  5. Gina Mckinney Schlesinger says:

    I love pineapple upside-down cake!

  6. Natalie G. says:

    Definitely love vanilla 🙂

  7. My favorite flavor is almond or pistachio cake. yummy!

  8. maple cake!

  9. Jennifer says:

    This is amazing 🙂

  10. My favorite cake is a homemade German Chocolate Cake with lots of icing.

  11. Strawberry!

  12. Cortney Quickstad Menendez says:

    Coconut cake!! Chocolate cake! Vanilla cake!!

  13. Betty Hardin Jones says:

    Red Velevet

  14. Amy M. Cooley says:

    I love Red Velvet Cake!

  15. I love a classic yellow cake with chocolate frosting!

  16. Pink champagne cake!

  17. Cindy Bowling says:

    My favorite is chocolate!

  18. Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate!!

  19. I like Lemon flavor cakes.

  20. Jennifer Blanton says:

    I love lemon cake

  21. These cakes are amazing!!!! I love looking @ interest ing cakes. They blow me away.

  22. Brandy Davis says:

    I really like lemon or pineapple cake, just not a fan of icing.

  23. My favorite flavor is pink lemonade 🙂

  24. Sara Haaf says:

    I love carrot cake

  25. I love a moist cake with expresso italian buttercream.

  26. Hummingbird Cake or Tres Leches are my favs. Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. I love German Chocolate.

  28. Jessa Kinnick says:

    Do cake balls count? I love Red Velvet cake balls!! So good.

  29. My all time favorite is Chocolate, moist chocolate with Chocolate Icing! I also love German Chocolate! Another favorite is jello poke cake! Your “Surprise Inside” cakes look amazing! I have to lean how to make them, I have nine grandchildren, oh my the look on their faces would be priceless!

  30. My “old” favorite was dark chocolate cake, but recently my “new” favorite has been red velvet with cream cheese frosting. 🙂

  31. Chocolate!

  32. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE chocolate cakes of any kind! You can never have too much chocolate in your life!

  33. Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting

  34. Chocolate cake for sure!

  35. I love a classic white cake, although my Grandpa [retired chef] used to make me a caramel cake for my birthday as a kid, which was always special to me! 🙂

  36. Lindsay B says:

    My favorite flavor of cake is simple…white!

  37. Laura Russell says:

    I love anything with chocolate buttercream icing.

  38. Thank you for always sharing such great ideas. My favorite cake flavor is lemon. Can’t wait to try your lime shortcake recipe!

  39. I love a good butter cake with chocolate icing.

  40. Chocolate- more specifically Devil’s food

  41. April Del Rio says:

    Depends on my mood and the time of year but summer flavors like strawberry or lemon are my usual go-to flavors.

  42. rayray cartucci says:

    Italian creme cake is my favorite

  43. Ginger Thornburgh says:

    The cherry cake sold me

  44. Lemon cake with a lemon butter cream frosting

  45. That bunny cake is adorable!!!! I’d love to make that one for Easter! My favorite cake flavor is chocolate. Thanks for the opportunity!!!

  46. Hi
    Fabulous giveaway!! Thanks…Gina F

  47. Jennifer Williamson says:

    I love your site & have gotten so many wonderful ideas from you. Keep them coming, please!

  48. Lindsay Lee says:

    Carrot Cake for sure!!!

  49. Deb Parker says:

    Definitely chocolate! 🙂

  50. haven’t met a cake I didn’t like…love the pages you showed and would love to win & see the whole book

  51. I love carrot cake more than anyone else I know.

  52. linda taylor says:

    I love fresh strawberry cake with strawberry jam filling lemom cake with lemon curd filling I justvlove cake!!!

  53. Gina Genung says:

    I don't have a real favorite. I love them all- and I do mean that. All the richness and soft texture that gives you a burst of flavor in each and every byte… so yummy! Oh, I can't choose, I really can't.

  54. My favorite flavor of cake is Cherry Chip with cream cheese frosting!!! Yummm!!

  55. I love chocolate cake, of course. Also, congratulations to Amanda on the cookbook; it’s beautiful!!

  56. I like a lot of different cakes (and I mean A LOT!!!), but if I had to choose one to be my favorite it would probably have to be an Up-Side-Down Pineapple Cake. It’s a very moist cake with just enough sweets and a yummy buttery taste. Great! Now I’m hungry for one. I guess I’ll see you all later. Have to make myself an Up-Side-Down Pineapple Cake now. 🙂

  57. Aimee Miller says:

    I simply love a moist, tangy, beautiful lemon cake. I always remember the wonderful lemon cakes my Maw-maw used to make for my Paw-paw. Never could get it too tart for us! Lemon cakes are so perfect with their fresh citrus scent in the spring and summer.

  58. Chocolate!

  59. heather f says:

    cake. must be moist! my fave I think is german chocolate, but a co worker brought one called an italian wedding cake and I had like 9 pieces. amazing!

  60. Heather Grimm says:

    Chocolate with raspberry sauce. Mmmm!

  61. I love carrot cake.

  62. Love Chocolate!! The surprise inside cakes are soooo cute.

  63. Erica paradiso says:

    Strawberry white cake with whipped cream frosting

  64. My current favorite is tres leches. I’ve been obssessed with making cakes ever since I made it recently. would LOVE to try one of those impressive surprise inside cakes, so cute!

  65. Erica Lusch Paradiso says:

    White cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream frosting

  66. Monica Jaime says:

    Just one…oh no….I guess I would have to say strawberry even though I love so many different flavors 🙂

  67. Marlene Daniels says:

    Chocolate cake is my favorite. YUM!! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  68. Chocolate cake, yum!!! Thanks for the great opportunity to win 🙂

  69. My favourite flavour of cake would be salted caramel chocolate cake!! I am a huge fan of Amanda, would loooove her book!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  70. Sadie Rich says:


  71. I think red velvet cake would have to be my favorite. Although I did have an orange dreamsicle cake that was beyond tasty 😉

  72. Jean Nykerk Hamberg says:

    My favorite cake is chocolate cake with salted caramel icing – yum! Thanks for the opportunity to win this great prize, Amy!

  73. I like that multi-layer one. Gorgeous. My mouth is watering now. Dang.

  74. Great giveaway thanks!

  75. Amy, love this giveaway…it's chocolate cake all the way!

  76. Kim Henrichs says:

    I love a good old fashioned white cake with buttercream frosting!

  77. Shannon Bailey says:

    White cake

  78. Yum…lemon!! Planning a lego party for my Grandson in November! Love your printables.

  79. Oh how I would love this!!! Thank you for the fun give away.

  80. Vanilla

  81. Yellow cake with chocolate buttercream.

  82. Gricelda Castro says:

    Chocolate is my favorite

  83. I love vanilla cake!

  84. melissa weatherford says:

    I love vanilla cake with raspberry filling and white frosting, delicious! This is a great giveaway, I would love to learn how to make some of those surprise cakes

  85. My Fave is Chocolate

  86. Valerie V says:

    My favorite is “Lady Baltimore” (vanilla & almond) or Double Dark Chocolate

  87. Juli Varvarezis says:

    My favorite is red velvet with cream cheese frosting.

  88. Renee Elliott says:

    Thank you so much for such a great site. I look forward and enjoy the Emails I receive and I find myself getting lost (in a good way) on your website. Keep up the good work! 🙂
    Also, I have wanting to get a cake tray – so how perfect would this be as I am now getting into my kids Birthday months, so this book and tray would sure get its use.

  89. My favorite cake flavor is definitely my White Velvet recipe!

  90. Diamelis says:

    love chocolate cake!

  91. Love this cake stand! My favorite cake is red velvet with cream cheese frosting… sometimes hold the cake and give me all the frosting 😉

  92. German chocolate is my favorite with strawberry coming in second.

  93. Carol Murphy says:

    I love carrot cake; can’t wait for Easter!

  94. Chocolate!!

  95. Chocolate

  96. Chocolate!

  97. Lemon (or lime) is my favorite

  98. Patty Lyda says:

    Lemon (or lime) is my favorite flavor!

  99. Lemon cake with chocolate frosting

  100. White cake, buttercream frosting and strawberry or raspberry filling:)

  101. I love white cake!

  102. I’m a chocolate girl. Chocolate with pb or caramel or Oreo, or mocha, or mint…

  103. My favorite flavor is white wedding cake with almond extract. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  104. Abigail Sweeney Bernier says:

    We have a local bakery that makes giant donut cakes. They are my all time favorite!

  105. Karen Parnell Urias says:

    vanilla:) goes with everything!

  106. Chocolate with chocolate mousse

  107. I always like a vanilla cake; moist, of course. A buttercream or cream cheese frosting on top. Lemon filling is delish. I like carrot cake too. 🙂

  108. Heather M. Diggs says:

    Thank for the chance we love chocolate cake

  109. can’t go wrong with chocolate cake!

  110. Melissa Foust says:


  111. I love Yellow cake!

  112. I love chocolate cake, of course. 🙂

  113. Belinda Uballe King says:


  114. Black Forest Cake or Schwarze Walder Kirsch Torte

  115. I love chocolate!

  116. Tamrah T says:

    I love lemon cake.

  117. Chantel Yoakum says:

    My favorite cake flavor is Blue Raspberry!

  118. Mm theylook so beautiful… I love vanilla!!

  119. Tammie Allegro says:

    I love hummingbird cake.

  120. Chocolate all the way!

  121. annabelle says:

    chocolate cake with dulce de leche filling and covered in chocolate ganache

  122. Monica T says:

    Golden butter cake is my favorite.

  123. Cindy Warner Parks says:

    I love the heart surprise cake, the bunny cake and the striped pastel surprise cake.

  124. Spice Cake. I have a recipe for Applesauce Spice Cake that is hands down, *the best*. It has to be made from scratch. No box or other recipe comes close…it’s fabulous and requires no frosting. A sprinkling of powdered sugar and that’s it. I eat it for breakfast, dessert with lunch and dinner and a snack. Yes, it’s *that* good! It was my Grandfather’s favorite cake recipe, and I see why. Mmm…I think I need to make a cake this weekend. 8D

  125. Chocolate Zuchinni Cake!! 😀

  126. Choclate with ganache frosting.

  127. Ann Throckmorton says:

    I enjoy pretty much any flavor of cake, but I like cherry chip because it reminds me of my wedding cake.

  128. Definitely chocolate with ganache frosting!

  129. Cindy Alley says:

    Carrot Cake al the way!

  130. I love strawberry!!

  131. I am a sucker for cake. Carrot, Tres Leches, Coconut!

  132. Chocolate cake is my absolute favorite, with all butter buttercream!!

  133. Kristen Stepien says:

    Chocolate and yellow marble–the best of both worlds 🙂

  134. Priscilla Dompier says:

    I would love this!!!! Great cake ideas!!!

  135. Thank you for having this contest..very excited….my son would love your beautiful cakes

  136. Michelle Nettles says:

    I love all cake but I guess plain white cake with white frosting would be my ultimate evil!! :9

  137. Ekaterina Yakovleva says:

    Oh! Chocolate!!! Chocolate will always be my favorite!

  138. carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

  139. Cinnamon Streusel is my favorite cake.

  140. Lori Thomas says:


  141. chocolate with rich creamy chocolate frosting

  142. I love dark chocolate cake best

  143. Summer Rankin says:

    German Chocolate cake is my favorite.

  144. Heidi Jenkins says:

    Angel Food Cake with fresh strawberries.

  145. jessica garcia says:

    You can’t go wrong with anything chocolate! It’s my favorite!

  146. My favorite cake is a good white cake with cherry filling!

  147. Chiffon Cake

  148. Jennifer Jerusik says:


  149. Ice cream cake – white/yellow cake with ice cream in the middle, chocolate whipped cream frosting, maybe covered in M&Ms too.

  150. My favorite would have to be a Moist Chocolate!

  151. I love Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing. I would also like maybe some Chocolate dipped Strawberries on top. Thanks for offing this great giveaway. I would love to win this.

  152. Dawn Rodriguez says:

    Some days my favorite is red velvet and other days it is carrot.

  153. I know its totally lame, but I love a good yellow cake with chocolate frosting! Or carrot cake…. mmmm…. cake…. 🙂

  154. We love french vanilla with cream cheese frosting. 🙂

  155. I love a vanilla almond cake. Like a traditional wedding cake. YUM!

  156. Chocolate!!!

  157. Jennifer Smith-Friedmansky says:


  158. Angel food or cherry chip- yum!

  159. Red Velvet Cake is my favorite!

  160. Are you kidding? Chocolate! (My husband, on the other hand, likes an UNFROSTED Angel food cake. Okay, that’s tasty, but where’s the FUN?)

  161. Jennifer Hughes says:

    Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate 😀

  162. lorene holbrook says:

    devil’s food chocolate cake! yum!!!

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  163. I love lemon and raspberry cakes! Mmmmmm! 🙂

  164. My favorite flavor of cake is dark chocolate.

  165. Lori Goodman says:

    My grandmother’s homemade angel food cake is the ultimate cake!

  166. Oh I like Milk Chocolate with a fudge frosting.

  167. Ashley Outland says:

    Vanilla is my favorite cake flavor!

  168. Katrina Martin says:


  169. i love poke cakes – peach, lemon, orange!

  170. Malted Chocolate with marshmallow frosting!

  171. Chocolate will always be my favorite!

  172. Lauren Hoffman says:

    Strawberry cake! nom nom nom

  173. melissa mcclain says:

    My favorite cake is chocolate

  174. Christina M says:

    Lemon cake is my absolute favorite!

  175. Sherry Baird says:

    My favorite is white sour cream almond cake

  176. Chocolate… thats the best cake flavor for me!!!

  177. Chocolate is my favorite cake flavor!!!

  178. I love a peach sour cream pound cake. Or anything chocolate.

  179. definitely chocolate

  180. definitely chocolate.

  181. Love chocolate!! And if I can incorporate peanut butter all the better! 🙂

  182. Becky Gonce says:

    Depends on the day! 🙂

  183. Tomara Miller says:

    strawberry is my new favorite but chocolate will always be number one!

  184. Kindra R. says:

    My favorite flavor of cake is german chocolate! Great giveaway, thanks for the chance.

  185. Aimee Welch Fleury says:

    carrot cake w/ cream cheese frosting! YUM!

  186. My favorite cake flavor is devil's food!

  187. Carrot Cake

  188. I love confetti cake!!

  189. Always chocolate!

  190. shirley elizabeth says:

    I love light and airy angel food cakes. But a good rich chocolate is appreciated, too.

  191. I love a yellow butter cake!

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