Did you make a New Year's resolution? Was it to join the January Baking Challenge? Because it's finally happening now. I’ll be announcing both of December’s baking challenge winners and sharing all of the beautiful photos too! Scroll to the bottom of the post to find out what the monthly baking challenge is going to be! You can check out previous monthly baking challenges too.
Since this is the first post for the new year, let me just start by saying Happy New Year everyone! This year I went with no New Year's resolution because I never follow through with it anyway. I usually see a dip in traffic every January and I'm going to go out on a limb to say it's because everyone is dieting or trying to get healthy. I get it but to be honest I hope you didn't make yours to go on a diet and to cut out all of these amazing desserts and baked goods.
I'm so proud that we had 15 entries for the December Baking Challenge. The chocolate crinkle cookies that we baked last month seem to be a pretty big hit too. It totally makes sense since it's the busiest month for baking in general but especially cookies. I threw together a collage for all of the entries. It's so interesting to see all of the different results that people had from the same cookie recipe.
Previous January Baking Challenge
How long have you been joining us for the monthly baking challenges? I know there are a few that have been around from the beginning and might remember doing the previous January Baking Challenge. It was a delicious Mocha Layer Cake with Coffee Frosting.
For this month's recipe, we're going to jump right into thinking about Valentine's Day. Can you guess where I'm going with this? Are you thinking Red Velvet Cake? If you are, you're so right! So this recipe is in desperate need of some new pictures and an update too, but don't let worry the recipe itself is still AMAZING.
December Challenge Winner
Two winners this month everyone! The first is Emily Zytko! She will receive the $50 Amazon gift card! The second winner is Kristen Lessard Lmt. She'll be receiving a box of goodies including Rodelle vanilla extract and vanilla paste from Rodelle. I’ll be notifying her in the Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt VIP group just in case she doesn’t see it in the email.
You can view the previous baking challenges here.
January Baking Challenge
How to Participate:
1. Make the red velvet cake linked above.
2. Snap a photo of it.
3. Share your photo in the Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt group with the hashtag #bakingchallenge by January 31st 11:59 PST. You’ll have to request to join the group if you haven’t already.
4. (OPTIONAL, but greatly appreciated) Click this link and then comment and honestly rate the recipe for me by scrolling to the bottom of the post.
The prize is one $50 Amazon gift card. No purchase necessary. This prize is open to everyone. The winner will receive a digital Amazon gift card code to enter into their Amazon account.
I may share the photos with my audience. If you’re not okay with this, please don’t enter.