How to Join Sally's Baking Challenge

  1. Recipe: On or around the 1st of each month, I publish a new challenge recipe. Sign up for Sally’s Baking Challenge emails so you’re alerted as soon as a new challenge recipe is published!
  2. Bake & Comment: Bake the recipe during that month.
  3. Send: Share your recipe photo with us via email: By emailing your recipe photo, you are automatically entered in the giveaway. For a bonus entry, leave a review on the challenge recipe. Instagram direct messages are hard to track, so please email your recipe photo instead. Feel free to share on social media using #sallysbakingchallenge and tagging me (@sallysbakeblog), but the only way to guarantee you are in the running is sending your entry via email.

Want to subscribe? Sign up for Sally’s Baking Challenge emails so you’re alerted as soon as a new challenge recipe is published.


April 2018 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Homemade Croissants

Croissants are a labor of love. They take time, commitment, patience, and determination. But if you have time to work on the dough and know how to read directions, I know you can successfully make croissants.


Everyone who participates in the April Sally’s Baking Challenge is automatically entered. See below for How to Join Sally’s Baking Challenge. My assistants and I keep track of your photos and randomly select 1 winner at the end of the month. This giveaway is open to the whole world. Visit the Sally’s Baking Challenge FAQ page if you have any questions about my baking challenges!

homemade croissants on a platter

Let’s Review the March Baking Challenge

March 2018 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Vanilla Naked Cake

I challenged you to make and decorate a naked cake and the creativity and talent in this baking community completely blew me away. This month showed the most participation in a baking challenge yet! You took this challenge and ran with it, baking some of the most beautiful and breathtaking cakes. And, best of all, you had fun doing it. From lemon cake and peach cake to carrot cake and chocolate raspberry cake, your naked cakes and semi-naked cakes are the best cakes I’ve ever seen. They’re all works of art!

One of my favorite recipe reviews came from reader Anna:

“I made this vanilla cake with your strawberry buttercream for a dinner party last night and it came out just beautifully. It tasted AMAZING and looked really lovely. Special thanks for all of your recipe videos. They’ve made frosting and assembling layer cakes so much more approachable!”

We gathered as many naked cake photo entries as we could and included them below. (Email is the best way to guarantee your photo will be included!)

Giveaway winner for March is Kim and she has been notified.

naked cake winner image

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