Happy happy August! With a new month comes a new Sally’s Baking Challenge. Since it’s the last full month of summer, I have an EASY and FUN recipe for our August Baking Challenge. But before we get there, let’s review what the baking challenge is:
MONTHLY BAKING CHALLENGE
On or around the 1st of every month, I post a new recipe complete with a how-to video, plenty of tips, tricks, and photos. I want you to bake the recipe yourself during that month, then come back and tell me how it went. Share your photos throughout the month using #sallysbakingchallenge on Instagram or email me, tweet me, or upload a photo of your recipe to my Facebook page. If you don’t like a particular flavor in that month’s recipe, there is an alternate challenge recipe. Here is where you can find all the recipes that have been baking challenges: Sally’s Baking Challenge page
LOOKING BACK ON JULY
July Baking Challenge recipe: Apple Hand Pies
July 2018 was the highest participation in a baking challenge yet!!!! Thank you so much for joining us this month. From heart-shaped rhubarb hand pies to blueberry lemon, lavender blackberry, and cherry star hand pies, you ROCKED this challenge! Many of you conquered a fear of pie crust and came out of July feeling confident and satisfied, all while having a lot of fun. That’s the goal for the entire baking challenge series!!
Giveaway winner for July is Joy and she has been notified. 🙂
AUGUST BAKING CHALLENGE
August 2018 Baking Challenge is Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer Cake (recipe coming tomorrow)
I went back and forth between chocolate chip cookie layer cake and crème brûlée as the August Baking Challenge, so I created a poll in my Facebook group and chocolate chip cookie layer cake won by a landslide. There were plenty of votes for crème brûlée too, so I published the recipe last week. Crème brûlée will be the ALTERNATE August Baking Challenge recipe. But back to the chocolate chip cookie layer cake! I know many readers are on vacation in August, so I wanted a simple, fun, and carefree recipe for this month’s challenge. Something both kids and adults will enjoy not only preparing, but eating as well. August 4th is also National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day so this was a natural fit. 🙂
Everyone who participates in the August Baking Challenge and shares their photo on my Facebook page, in my Facebook group, emails it to me, or on your public Instagram account using the hashtag #sallysbakingchallenge is automatically entered. My assistants and I will keep track of your photos and randomly select a winner at the end of the month. This giveaway is open to the whole world. Giveaway ends on August 31st 2018. A winner will be selected at random and posted on the September Baking Challenge blog post on September 1st.
1 winner will receive: $250 Amazon Gift Card
Check my blog tomorrow for the Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer Cake recipe and alternate August baking challenge recipe!