FEBRUARY BAKING CHALLENGE
February 2020 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Swiss Meringue Buttercream
We’re diving headfirst into arguably the BEST frosting out there. Creamy and silky smooth, Swiss Meringue Buttercream is an ideal topping for cakes, cupcakes, and other confections because it’s not overly sweet like most frostings are. However, it’s usually associated with being difficult, finicky, and intimidating. Swiss Meringue Buttercream has often scared beginner and advanced bakers alike, but I’m breaking down that barrier for you. Call it beginner’s luck, but I had success on my very first try a few years ago. But don’t get too excited because each time after that was a major fail. Luckily, I learned a lot from my mistakes and found that there’s ALWAYS a way to fix it.
And I’ll help you have success on your 1st try!
Everyone who participates in the February 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
- 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!
- Bake & Comment: Bake the recipe during that month.
- 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 January Baking Challenge
January 2020 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Homemade Artisan Bread
I say this every month now– this past month showed the most participation we’ve ever had in a Sally’s Baking Challenge! The comments, emails, and posts poured in about how thrilled you were tackling homemade bread. I couldn’t be more proud of you all. Homemade bread is not something everyone is willing to try, but you took this challenge and ran with it. If you ever need a beginner’s bread recipe, I can’t stress this recipe enough. The hardest part is finding the courage to JUST DO IT!
One of my favorite recipe reviews came from reader Becky:
“SHAZAM!!!… I can bake a wonderful loaf of bread! Thanks Sally. My yeast confidence is on the rise (pun intended)!”
Here you’ll find well over 1,000 photos. Since the participation was so high, it was impossible to include them all, but just know that we spent a majority of the month triple checking for all participants and making these lovely collages. THANK YOU!
Giveaway winner for January is Donna and she has been notified. 🙂