Wednesday 1 October 2014

Alphabakes Challenge - October 2014

I have a feeling that it might be a fairly quiet month for Alphabakes; hot on the heels of last month's K, which I think a lot of people found difficult (check out Ros's roundup here) we have another letter which is a bit limiting. But if you need extra inspiration, you can check out the roundup we did last time this letter came up, because of course we are on our second pass through the alphabet now!

The last time we had this letter was March 2013 so plenty of time has elapsed for those of you who took part then - can you even remember what you made? I'm sure there are plenty of other recipes and ingredients out there, if you take some time to leaf through your recipe books or search on google....

Having built it up to sound difficult you are probably all thinking the letter is X, but in fact this month's letter we are baking with is....

That's i for icing, not l

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. A tricky letter.......will put my thinking cap on........

  2. Not a difficult one of rme Caroline! As luck would have it, I have a post scheduled already which is suitable as my entry =)

  3. oooh, I actually have the perfect 'i' up my sleeve!


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