Real Life Events

Meet Yo in REAL LIFE and get her to sign 

your copy of Layer Up! LIVE at these sweet events:


Miami, Florida

April 30 & May 1

Soflo Cake and Candy Expo 

- Miami, FL

This is the FIRST and ONLY place you can get Yo's new book BEFORE it hits stores!

Visit How To Cake It's booth (#441) at the expo Saturday or Sunday to pick up you copy of Layer Up! and get it personalized and signed by Yo herself.*

* Copies of the book and book signing sessions are LIMITED and on a first come, first serve basis. We recommend visiting our booth as soon as the expo doors open Saturday April 30 to book your time with Yo. Hustle people!! xo


Atlanta, Georgia

May 7

FREE Layer Up Book Signing at CheeseCaked - Norcross, GA

Priority Access for all guests who pre-order a copy of Layer Up! form local, independent book seller A Cappella books!

VIP, Front-of-the-line access available at 3PM exclusively for guests who have pre-ordered from A Cappella Books. 


All other guests will receive access on a first come, first serve basis starting at 3:30PM.


A Cappella books will have additional copies of Layer Up! available for purchase at the venue.


CheeseCaked will also be serving limited edition Layer Up! inspired milkshakes (for a charge)


Virtual Events

Can't make it out to IRL events? Join Yo for a virtual live signing!


Premiere Collectibles - Online

Pre-order your copy from Premiere Collectibles, then tune in on May 7 at noon EDT to watch Yo sign copies and chat with her viewers! Like an old school video chat moderated by the Queen of cakes herself- tune in from the comfort of your home, anywhere in the world! 



Layer Up! Inspired Events

Please note, Yolanda will not be in attendance at these events.


Miami Beach, Florida

May 8 | 8am - 3pm

Mamas & Mimosas Brunch at Seawell Fish N’ Oyster | 8AM - 3PM

Seawell Fish N’ Oyster is South Beach’s ‘rustic meets refined’ culinary destination featuring innovative interpretations of classic American coastal fare. Guests at their Mother's Day brunch will be able to order a special dessert trifle inspired by Yolanda Gampp’s Tropical Upside Down cake recipe from Layer Up!


NOTE: Yolanda will not be in attendance at this event.

Seawell Fish N’ Oyster is located at 660 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida. Phone: 786.594.5820. Website: seawellmiami.com. Brunch hours: Daily: 8:00am to 3:00pm. Reservations encouraged via Open Table.

Why Pre-Order?

Get a FREE GIFT!

Those who pre-order Layer Up! will get access to a FREE and exclusive Pecan Pie Layer Cake Mini Course designed and taught by Yo (worth over $50)

Secure Your Copy

This is HTCI Books (How To Cake It's new publishing division) first ever title (eeep! exciting!) so we only have a limited number of copies for this first run. Pre-ordering your copy guarantees you'll get your copy of Layer Up! as soon as it is released. 

Help Make Yo's Dream Come True

This is the book Yo has ALWAYS dreamed of making - and that YOU have been asking for (Fondant-Free, Flavor-filled Cakes)! Every pre-order counts toward helping get Layer Up! on the New York Times Best Sellers list (Yo's ultimate dream come true)!

Why Pre-Order?

Why Pre-Order?

Get a FREE GIFT!

Those who pre-order Layer Up! will get access to a FREE and exclusive Pecan Pie Layer Cake Mini Course designed and taught by Yo (worth over $50)

Secure Your Copy

This is HTCI Books (How To Cake It's new publishing division) first ever title (eeep! exciting!) so we only have a limited number of copies for this first run. Pre-ordering your copy guarantees you'll get your copy of Layer Up! as soon as it is released. 

Help Make Yo's Dream Come True 

This is the book Yo has ALWAYS dreamed of making - and that YOU have been asking for (Fondant-Free, Flavor-filled Cakes)! Every pre-order counts toward helping get Layer Up! on the New York Times Best Sellers list (Yo's ultimate dream come true)!

Watch Our Layer Up! Trailer

As a gift to all of you who preorder the book, you'll get exclusive access to the $49.99 Cake Creation Mini Course where we teach the entire process of building out a cake (from batter to buttercream to beautifully decorating) for FREE with purchase of the book. 

That's an $80 value

for only $29.99!

As a gift to all of you who preorder the book, you'll get exclusive access to the $49.99 Cake Creation Mini Course where we teach the entire process of building out a cake (from batter to buttercream to beautifully decorating) for FREE with purchase of the book. 

That's an $80 value

for only $29.99!

Tell Me More About The Book 

Whether you’re a novice baker or you’ve been growing your skills for a lifetime, this book is perfect for anyone looking to graduate from their tired fallback desserts, and cake something extraordinary. The clear step by step instructions make it simple enough for beginners, but the stuffed cake creations are anything but basic.

Cake-ception! In her highly anticipated second book, Yolanda Gampp, aka the Queen of Cakes, shares how to level up cakes by layering in explosive flavors and delicious desserts, proving it really is what’s on the inside that counts. 

Layer Up! includes 21 showstopper Stuffed Cake recipesincluding inspired brunch options- Lemon Blueberry Pancake Cake, anyone? How about a Coffee & Donuts cake?

Also included are 72 more new recipes for desserts, toppings and buttercream that can be used both as part of stuffed cake creations and on their own, hello Key Lime Pie!

Stylish cakes, flavor first. The outside of these mouth-watering, fondant-free layered cakes are totally insta-worthy, but the primary focus is on indulgent flavor profiles.

We did all the trial & error so you don’t have to. Every recipe was thoughtfully developed and rigorously tested by Yo herself, so you know they’re legit.

Tell Me More About The Book

Whether you’re a novice baker or you’ve been growing your skills for a lifetime, this book is perfect for anyone looking to graduate from their tired fallback desserts, and cake something extraordinary. The clear step by step instructions make it simple enough for beginners, but the stuffed cake creations are anything but basic.

Cake-ception! In her highly anticipated second book, Yolanda Gampp, aka the Queen of Cakes, shares how to level up cakes by layering in explosive flavors and delicious desserts, proving it really is what’s on the inside that counts. 

21 showstopper Stuffed Cake recipes

72 more new recipes for desserts, toppings and buttercream that can be used as part of stuffed cake creations and on their own

Mouth-watering, fondant-free layered cake with a focus on indulgent flavor profiles

Every recipe was thoughtfully developed and rigorously tested by Yo herself

Tell Me More About The Book

Whether you’re a novice baker or you’ve been growing your skills for a lifetime, this book is perfect for anyone looking to graduate from their tired fallback desserts, and cake something extraordinary. The clear step by step instructions make it simple enough for beginners, but the stuffed cake creations are anything but basic.

Cake-ception! In her highly anticipated second book, Yolanda Gampp, aka the Queen of Cakes, shares how to level up cakes by layering in explosive flavors and delicious desserts, proving it really is what’s on the inside that counts. 

Layer Up! includes 21 showstopper Stuffed Cake recipes, including inspired brunch options- Lemon Blueberry Pancake Cake, anyone? How about a Coffee & Donuts cake?

Also included are 72 more new recipes for desserts, toppings and buttercreamthat can be used both as part of stuffed cake creations and on their own, hello Key Lime Pie!

Stylish cakes, flavor first.The outside of these mouth-watering, fondant-free layered cakes are totally insta-worthy, but the primary focus is on indulgent flavor profiles.

We did all the trial & errorso you don’t have to. Every recipe was thoughtfully developed and rigorously tested by Yo herself, so you know they’re legit.

But, like... is it for me?

Whether you’re a novice baker or you’ve been growing your skills for a lifetime, this book is perfect for anyone looking to graduate from their tired fallback desserts, and cake something extraordinary. The clear step by step instructions make it simple enough for beginners, but the stuffed cake creations are anything but basic.

About the Author

With over 4.5 million YouTube subscribers and 2.8 million Instagram followers, the star of How To Cake It, Yolanda, is self-taught with over twenty years of experience and has been featured on the Today show, Good Morning America, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Netflix's Nailed It, Best Baker in America, Cake Wars, and Crime Scene Kitchen to name a few.


While turning cake into pretty much anything, Yolanda, already a bestselling author known as the "Beyoncé of Cakes," entertains with her irresistible personality, laughs at her own mistakes, and is one of the most respected and celebrated celebrity cake artists in the world.

About the Author

With over 4.5 million YouTube subscribers and 2.8 million Instagram followers, the star of How To Cake It, Yolanda, is self-taught with over twenty years of experience and has been featured on the Today show, Good Morning America, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Netflix's Nailed It, Best Baker in America, Cake Wars, and Crime Scene Kitchen to name a few.

While turning cake into pretty much anything, Yolanda, already a bestselling author known as the "Beyoncé of Cakes," entertains with her irresistible personality, laughs at her own mistakes, and is one of the most respected and celebrated celebrity cake artists in the world.

Pre-Order Now!

Pre-order now and get an exclusive Pecan Pie Layer Cake Mini course FOR FREE (worth over $50)!*

*Offer only available to those who pre-order through a retailer of their choice and submit their receipt to us at shop@howtocakeit.com before 11:59 p.m. EST on 5/2/22. Access to the course will be granted on 5/3/22, when the book goes on sale.

Decorating Skills You’re
About To Master!

  • Designing your cookie sets and color theory
  • Achieving the perfect flood on your cookies, from basic shapes like circles and squares to intricate cookie shapes
  • Wet-on-wet details
  • Fine lines and patterns
  • Making and applying royal icing transfers
  • Lettering with the tissue paper transfer method
  • Lettering with a projector
  • Watercolor painting and small painted details
  • Achieving puffy details
  • Fixing mistakes and troubleshooting (like dealing with pesky craters and pulling lines without bulbs on the ends!)
  • Not directly decorating related but these may be worth including:
    Hand cutting shapes perfectly
    Mixing bright and bold colors
    What royal icing consistencies to use and why
    One bowl icing color mixing to save on time and clean up

Course Contents

Get a glimpse of the chapters:

Chapter 1:Designing Your Cookie Set

Chapter 2: Mastering Sugar Cookie Dough

Chapter 3: Mastering Royal Icing

Chapter 4: Tool Talk: Decorating & Detailing

Chapter 5: Floral Cookie Set (Like giving someone a bouquet, but more delicious)

Chapter 6: Celebratory Cookie Set

Chapter 7: Whimsical Cookie Set (Move aside, Zooey Deschanel)

Chapter 8: Prep, Storage & Shelf Life

Chapter 9: Troubleshooting & FAQs

Chapter 10:  Bonus Content
Vegan & GF Recipes, plus tips and tricks to adapt sets for literally any occasion or event. Invited to a dog wedding? We got you. Celebrating a weird made up holiday your stepmom insists on you participating in? No sweat.

About the Author

With over 4.5 million YouTube subscribers and 2.8 million Instagram followers, the star of How To Cake It, Yolanda, is self-taught with over twenty years of experience and has been featured on the Today show, Good Morning America, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Netflix's Nailed It, Best Baker in America, Cake Wars, and Crime Scene Kitchen to name a few.


While turning cake into pretty much anything, Yolanda, already a bestselling author known as the "Beyoncé of Cakes," entertains with her irresistible personality, laughs at her own mistakes, and is one of the most respected and celebrated celebrity cake artists in the world.

About the Author

With over 4.5 million YouTube subscribers and 2.8 million Instagram followers, the star of How To Cake It, Yolanda, is self-taught with over twenty years of experience and has been featured on the Today show, Good Morning America, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Netflix's Nailed It, Best Baker in America, Cake Wars, and Crime Scene Kitchen to name a few.


While turning cake into pretty much anything, Yolanda, already a bestselling author known as the "Beyoncé of Cakes," entertains with her irresistible personality, laughs at her own mistakes, and is one of the most respected and celebrated celebrity cake artists in the world.

Pre-Order Now!

Pre-order now and get an exclusive Pecan Pie Layer Cake Mini course FOR FREE (worth over $50)!*

* Offer only available to those who pre-order through a retailer of their choice and submit their receipt to us at shop@howtocakeit.com before 11:59 p.m. EST on 5/2/22. Access to the course will be granted on 5/3/22, when the book goes on sale.

Claim Your Pre-Order Offer! 

Claiming your pre-order gift is super simple! Just send us an email to shop@howtocakeit.com with your proof of purchase, such as a copy of your receipt or screenshot of your order confirmation page. We will add you to our list, and will send you exclusive access when the course is live!

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