April Baking Challenge

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APRIL BAKING CHALLENGE

April 2017 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Buttercream Frosting Roses

The challenge this coming month is more of a tutorial than a recipe. We’re going to test our piping skills and pipe two-toned frosting roses together!

GIVEAWAY

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!

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: [email protected]. 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.

Let’s Review the March Baking Challenge

March 2017 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Chocolate Mousse Pie

March’s baking challenge was a chocolate pie. This was a more complicated recipe, so I was nervous that not as many would participate in March. Chocolate must be your love language (duh!) and I truly appreciated seeing so many of these pies on Instagram, Facebook, and all the pies coming through my inbox! You made some towering beauties with major height. I hope you learned a couple new skills or, if you’re already a seasoned pro, enjoyed the taste of the ultra creamy chocolate pie.

One of my favorite recipe reviews came from reader Jasmine:

“I made this today as a component of my birthday cake, and it tastes DELICIOUS!! I love how the chocolate flavor is blended together with the creaminess of the whipped cream, it is so airy and light. Thank you for the recipe!”

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

collage of chocolate mousse pies

PS: Did you try the chocolate mousse pie? What did you think?

58 Comments

  1. Andrea Cusitar says:

    Super stoked about Aprils challeng!!! I need to learn how to pipe better!  Love the idea of mint extract in the Sky High Pie – would there be a way to add instant coffee to make it mocha!?!

    1. WOW that sounds incredible, Andrea! How about dissolving 1 Tbsp instant coffee into 1 Tbsp boiling water. Then add that to the whipped cream that makes the mousse (so, in step 4 in the pie recipe).

  2. Erin LaBranche says:

    Hi Sally! I have been visiting your blog for a long time now, and have made several of your delicious recipes! I am excited for this challenge. I have been wanting to learn piping for awhile now. I needed an excuse to buy more supplies ! Also, where do you get the sprinkles like the ones pictured on the cake at the top of this post? I’ve wanted to get some for awhile. Thanks again! 

    1. Hey Erin! They’re from Sweetapolita. They’re called Sugar Fairy Twinkle Sprinkle Medley 🙂 https://sweetapolita.myshopify.com/collections/twinkle-sprinkle-medleys?page=2

  3. It’s my birthday on the second of april and seeing all this cakes gave me SO many ideas for my cake:D

  4. I thought that March’s challenge was great the recipe was so fun to make and I so exited to try out the new recipe!!

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