April Baking Challenge


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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!


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.

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. Share: Share your recipe photo using #sallysbakingchallenge and tagging me (@sallysbakeblog) on your public Instagram or Twitter. (Instagram direct messages are hard to track, so please email me your recipe photo instead.) You can also email me your recipe photo or upload your recipe photo to my Facebook page or Facebook group. By sharing your photo with me, you are automatically entered in the giveaway. For a bonus entry, leave a review on the challenge recipe.

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. Check out all the photos using #sallysbakingchallenge hashtag on Instagram! Plus, here are even more of your beautiful sky high masterpieces:

march baking challenge pictures

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


  1. 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. 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! 

  3. 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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