Ann Reardon

Surprise Cakes App

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Instructions for How To Cook That

Surprise Cakes App

Bringing your cakes to life.

Step 1: Purchase the app

or google-play-badge

Step 2: Print out your markers and cut out

click to download markers

Surprise Cakes App Markers (click to open pdf)

Step 3: Open the app and press the button for the animation you want, line up the square directly above the appropriate marker until it locks on.  Once it is locked on you can move it around as long as the marker stays on screen.

howtocookthat app

Watch the videos below to see the surprise cakes app in action:

Get the How To Cook That Surprise Cakes App


or google-play-badge


With thanks to Brendan Votano who came on board to program the app.

by Ann Reardon How To Cook That

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  1. Rating: 3

    ok lol so surprise cakes IS NOT available In my country. SOMEONE EXPLAIN WHY ANN BLOCKED THE APP IN MY COUNTRY!! 😭😭😭😭😭

  2. Rating: 3

    Hi why is this app not available in the UK? I’m disappointed, wanted to use it for a birthday.

    • Hi Leo, sorry, Apple updated the iOS again and made a new rule. Because it has augmented reality it needs a pop-up warning that says ‘be aware of your surroundings while suing the app’. We con’t recode the app ourselves, so either needed to employ an app developer to do that which is expensive or make the app unavailable. Sorry.

      • Haha Ann, nice typo “be aware of your surroundings while suing the app” 🙂
        Having had to deal with the nonsense that is the App Store submission process, I deeply empathise with you. I hope you can get it live again soon!
        By the way my kids love your channel and watch it almost every day!

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