I hope you had a wonderful week! The week started out a bit slow as Kevin returned home from a snowboarding trip with his buddies. We also celebrated Jude’s 9th birthday (!!) with homemade dog treats and a long hike on Tuesday. I finally got back into the swing of a usual work day by midweek and am THRILLED that a new month starts this weekend! You know what that means…
April Baking Challenge!
But first, let’s review what the baking challenge is.
What is the Baking Challenge?
- On the 1st of every month, I will post a new recipe complete with a quick how-to video, plenty of tips, tricks, and photos.
- I want you to bake the recipe yourself during that month! Come back and tell me how it went.
- If you’d like, 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. I want you all involved!
- If you don’t like a particular flavor in that month’s recipe, there will be an alternate Monthly Baking Challenge recipe.
Let’s Recap March
Recipe: Sky High 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 Insta, 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:
April Baking Challenge
I’ve been looking forward to April’s challenge for over a month and will publish it on my blog tomorrow, April 1st. 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. I’ve been getting lots of requests for cupcake decorating posts, so this was a natural fit. Plus spring’s on the horizon and blooms are popping up everywhere outside our windows. And now on our cakes and cupcakes. We shot a video for the tutorial that I’ll include in tomorrow’s post. If you want to get prepared, you’ll need a piping bag, some food coloring (I prefer gel colors) and Wilton 1M tip. Come back tomorrow for my standard vanilla frosting recipe, step-by-step pictures, video, and the alternate April recipe if frosting roses just aren’t your thing!
PS: What did you think of March’s baking challenge recipe? One reader said she added a drop of peppermint extract to the mousse so her pie was mint chocolate mousse! Obsessing over that idea and am looking for any excuse to try it.