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Oct 06, 2011


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Jessica B

I think that it is a neat cake idea, even if you want to change some things. It is fun and festive!

Annie @ Annie's Cooking Lab

Oh my gosh, that is SO cute! I need to find an occasion to make that for!


I love it. I thought the donut holes where cake balls at first. I think they look great! Can't wait to see what else you do!

Diane {Created by Diane}

what a fun cake Amanda! It sounds delicious and really I could go for a slice of chocolate cake right now and I'd choose this.
Have fun at the book signing, I went when Angie was near me, she is really sweet!


I think it looks amazing! And I love the "fall" colors!

How you do it all, I will never know. You're awesome!

Julie @ Willow Bird Baking

Aww, I like it! It looks like a croquemcake: http://willowbirdbaking.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/browned-butter-pumpkin-croquemcake-with-white-chocolate-chai-mousse-project-food-blog-round-8/ So it wins points with me <3

Also, donuuuuuuts. Yum.

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

I love the mound of doughnut balls on the top, it looks so festive and elegant. I think this is a real showstopper already!


I love the colors and how it looks.
You have a fan in Barcelona :)

Renee (kudos kitchen)

This looks delicious and extremely creative and unusual! I'm always impressed with your ideas and visions!


Wonderful! I think all in white it's perfect for a winter cake!
I save the recipe!
xo from Italy

Jessica's Dinner Party

I think the cake looks cute! Maybe because I have some special memories eating munchkin donuts when I was little.

Yammie @ Yammie's Noshery

Wow, this cake is so awesome!!

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This cake looks A-mazing!


Chocolate cake, yum! Chocolate cake covered in melted chocolate, double YUM! Chocolate cake covered in melted chocolate topped with doughnut holes with chocolate sprinles, GENIUS!

Monica Lim

I can't wait till your book comes out!

Cookbook Queen

Love the chocolate poured all over the top...looks so yummy!!


I love it. I believe it looks great and would be a great addition to any occasion.


Wow this looks amazing!

Naina @ chow bella

I love this idea! Totally adorable and easily adaptable to any holiday/theme!

bridget {bake at 350}

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I wouldn't change a THING!!!

Have so much fun meeting Angie!!! I can't imagine that much sweetness and talent in one room!


OOh I think the chocolate cake with an spiced "orange coloured" buttercream frosting with the ganache drizzled on top would go perfect with a pumpkin spice style cake ball (some with a dark chocolate coating and others in a pumpkin orange). I may have to try it out for our Thanksgiving dinner dessert on Saturday.


personally, I love it the way it is and think you should ship it to me ;)


The uneven size of the doughnuts lean toward a more rustic look that I find very appealing. Not sure that the allure of your cake would be improved by "perfect" cake balls. It looks delicious just as it is! I can almost hear it calling out to me to grab a fork. Perhaps your plan to make the cake larger will put the doughnuts in perspective. I don't think I've ever seen a cake with doughnuts on it. So the big question is, "Does original, easy and appealing outweigh perfect, trendy and more effort?"
We trust you'll make the right decision when the time comes. How could there be a bad choice with all that chocolate! Love it!


I am also going to see Bakerella this Saturday at Williams Sonoma! I just now realized that you live in MN!


Oh yum! Great cake for Halloween!

Lisa (With Style and Grace)

Donuts AND cake. It's a [Halloween] masterpiece! I'm impressed.


I think it's awesome and wouldn't change a thing!


I think this looks incredible! I bet you are having so much fun experimenting. You didn't make those donut holes too did you?

Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

I love this! It's fantastic!!!

Molly Chester

So pretty! Love the abundance of this cake.

Stacey W.

I actually like that the "cake pops" aren't perfectly smooth. It is a Halloween cake after all and perfection isn't scary. :)


I think it looks great, and your changes will make it extra special. This would be a great cake for a man, it screams manly to me, colorwise I guess. :) Although I am a woman and I'd eat it :) I bet it tastes great!


I kinda like the extra chocolate dripping... it gives it a 'spooky' look for Halloween!!!!

Meanwhile - it's another kewl cake-making idea!!! THANKS!


Are the donuts homemade? They should be a post in themselves, they look absolutely delicious!

Mary C.

The cake looks great! Have a great time with Bakerella -- we love her too :)

Robyn | Add a Pinch

I don't know that I'd change a thing in the world on this cake. It is gorgeous!!!

Please give Angie a big hug from me!


I saw them and right away thought doughnut balls, and was HAPPY with them. I think I would have been disappointed if they had been cake pops. Who would have guessed this was the "failed" attempt.

Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

You're crazy! And I mean that in the nicest of ways lol ;) This cake needs zero changes in the future. Donuts ON a cake?! Uhm YES please. I love how it's not perfect. It's super cute in every way. Love it and I'm totally craving donuts now thanks a lot!

Carsedra- Sweet Tooth Desserts

This is wonderful!! I think the lumpy donut balls look just fine!!! I love this design!!


Fabulous!!!!!! 3 of my most favorite things ........ chocolate, cake and donut balls : )


OOOO Can you drop this off at my door step if your Trick Or Treating in my neighborhood?

Kelly Mcclure Australia

Drooling from the other side of the world at 8am in the morning.
oh amanda.. LOVE IT! just trying to visualise how it would look if i made it!


Delicious looking and so cute!!!!

Ann P.

WHOA! so utterly gorgeous! can't wait for the boooook!

and by the way, i think doughnuts on top of cakes would be a great idea!!


Cute overall cake idea! And did you get a pic with her?


Hmmm... I think you are too hard on yourself. I'm kinda loving the cake. And I LOVE the idea of using the donut holes as a cake ball substitute, as I'm not a fan of the cakeball taste/texture (even though they look adorable). Also, I think the porportion of the cake-to-donut-holes is nice... not sure I'd like it as much with a larger cake. But of course, I'd have to see it to be sure... ;)

Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media]

Oh em gee. This cake is adorable. I love it!

foodie @ picyourtaste.com

great idea... i love it... beautiful pictures as well


Adorable Halloween cake, Amanda, whether you made your own cake pops or not.
I really have to try and make those...never have attempted cake pops.
Fun to see Bakerella!


I actually love the look of the donut holes! Such a deliciously adorable idea! Love!

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