Bake something fun, share it with the world, and you could win a lovely new dessert stand
Thank you to all of you who joined me in starting out the year with batches of giant, fluffy, decadent cinnamon rolls! Every single picture you sent in made my mouth water. January was a constant temptation for me to NOT bake another batch about every other day. I'm happy to say that I only succumbed twice - once right before announcing the challenge and once in the middle of the month after several of you sent in photos of rolls dripping with cinnamon and frosting all on the same day. 😂
And anyway, I find it impossible to regret homemade cinnamon rolls. They were the perfect way to usher in this sparkling new decade. How is it even possible for a year to go bad when you start it off like that?
The winner of last month’s challenge has been chosen and will be announced on the January Bake Club Page once notified.
Ready for the next challenge????
the February 2020 bake club challenge recipe:
There are two options for this month's challenge ...
Red Velvet Cake - OR -
I went back and forth and back and forth about whether I wanted the February challenge to be Red Velvet or Black Forest. Finally, I gave myself a break and decided to push the decision on to you. 😂
As we are all aware, Valentine's Day happens in February. And, even though this might be an unpopular opinion, I really kind of hate Valentine's Day. I honestly don't see the point of it. Do we really need the excuse of a holiday to shower those we love with affection?
And also, it feels like one day a year all of us are divided into two clubs whether we like it or not - those in happy relationship separated in a stand off with those who are not. The pressure and expectations and sheer silliness of the whole thing annoys me. Mostly, I just ignore it altogether. My husband and I are perfectly happy to just opt out.
Too harsh? Let me tell you what I'll always get on board with: an excuse to bake. So, in the spirit of love and chocolate, I wanted this month's challenge to be something that reflects the holiday without being all about it.
Bake your cake or cupcakes in the shape of hearts if you like. Decorate it with red and pink heart shaped sprinkles. Or, don't. I feel that both of this month's cake recipes give you the options to do as you like. You'll find instructions in both Red Velvet Cake and Black Forest Cake to bake them up as layer cakes or cupcakes. Go crazy with the decoration, or leave them mostly unadorned.
What I can say with absolute conviction is this: Both cakes are amongst my all-time favorite desserts. So we aren't going to go wrong there no matter what. ❤️
If you can't decide which cake you want to bake and decide to bake them both, I'll toss your name in this month's drawing twice. Leave a comment on either (or both) recipe, and you'll earn yet another entry (or two).
The February Bake Club Prize:
Ivy and Mint Acacia Cake Stand with Knife. I'm so in love with this cake stand and can't wait to share it with one of you.
Already own more cake stands than you need? If you’re selected as the winner, just let me know and I’ll send you a couple of other prize options.
how to participate in the February bake club challenge
- Click Here to Sign Up to Join the Bake Club. (If you’ve signed up in the past, you’re golden. There’s no need to sign up every month.) You’ll receive an email each month when a new recipe challenge and prize is announced. This is also how I’ll know how to get ahold of you if you win. When you sign up for the Bake Club, you’ll be required to put in your name and email address. If you’re selected as the winner, I’ll send you an email to let you know and ask you where to send your prize.
- Bake this month’s challenge and show it off! Snap a picture of your masterpiece and post it to Instagram, tagging it with #OfBatterAndDoughBakeClub. You can also upload your photo to the Of Batter and Dough Facebook Page. Or, send your photo to me in an email: email@example.com. By sharing your photo you’ll be automatically entered to win this month’s prize. Bake the challenge recipe and submit your photo before March 1st.
- Want a bonus entry? Leave a comment and a rating for Red Velvet Cake and/or Black Forest Cake and you’ll receive a bonus entry - or two!
Questions about the Bake Club or this month’s challenge?
Leave a comment below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get back to you just as soon as I can.
Ready, Set, BAKE!