Friday 1 August 2014

Alphabakes - August 2014

Unless this month is a washout it will probably be too hot for many of you to make cake so I wanted to remind you that we will accept any kind of dishes  - cold desserts, or savoury dishes - for the Alphabakes challenge, or indeed old entries if you add the badge to the post. So even if you don't want to put the oven on during August you still have plenty of opportunity to enter!

Hopefully the letter I have chosen this month lends itself to slightly more summery flavours as well:


I am moving house twice this month - it's a long story but in a nutshell, I'm selling my house and the buyer insisted we be out by the beginning of August, but the people whose house we were buying said they wouldn't be ready until the end of August. We were stuck in the middle and had to agree to put my furniture in storage and stay with my boyfriend's mum for a couple of weeks until we can move into the new house - which is really worth it. But it does mean that I won't be doing much or possibly any baking this month! Luckily I have already made something that works for this month's letter!

If you haven't participated before, here's all the information you need:
1. Post your recipe on your blog and link it to The More than Occasional Baker and Caroline Makes, stating the relevant month's host. If you do not have a blog, email us a picture and a brief description of your entry which we will include in the round-up at the end of the month.

2. You can use your own recipe or someone else's recipe. The recipe can be sweet, savoury or a mixture! Anything goes as long as the random letter is predominantly featured in the recipe as one of the main ingredients or flavours or in the name of the bake itself (i .e . not as a garnish , or using 'flour' for the letter F!) You can also republish old posts/recipes but you must include the information for this challenge as stated in these rules.

3. Add the logo to your post and add 'alphabakes' as a label to your post.

4. Email your entries to by midnight (GMT) 25th of the month. Please include:
  • Your name (that you want included in the round up or we will use the name of your blog)
  • Your blog post URL
  • Recipe title
  • Photo of recipe (to be included in the round up)
5. You can submit as many entries as you like.

6. You do not have to participate every month to join in.

7. You may submit your entry to other challenges as long as it complies with their rules.

8. If you use twitter, please use the tag #alphabakes and mention @bakingaddict and @Caroline_Makes. We will retweet all those that we see.

9. Have fun! :)


  1. Good luck with the house move! I also have something in mind for P :)

  2. Hmmm P - I think I'm feeling a bit slow at the moment - all I can think of is plums.

  3. I've linked up - thanks for hosting such a fab challenge! :)


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