Thursday, November 1, 2012

Calendar Cakes November

Well it seems that there is a special day or week for everything these days...and this month is no exception! It is in fact Homemade Bread Day on November 17th, so we thought we'd throw you a little challenge for November's Calendar Cakes... the theme is:

Bread, Rolls & Buns

More of a bake than a cake but just as delicious! So if you're a bread connoisseur then we'd love to see some of your specialities or if like me you're not particularly au fait with bread making then why not give it a go and see what you come up with. Incidentally November 3rd is Sandwich why not create a delicious sandwich with your bread or roll! ;-)
We'd love to see loaves...sour dough, plaited or just a good old fashioned white loaf. Or maybe rolls are your thing...or how about some sweet buns? You may have been inspired by the recent episode of the Great British Bake Off where the contestants presented Mary and Paul with their version of a regional bun...or have you always dreamed of making a Chelsea or Cinnamon Bun?

Hopefully you've been inspired to take up the challenge and if so here's how to enter...

Entry Guidelines:

  • Post your entry on your blog and include the ‘Calendar Cakes’ logo
  • Add 'Calendar Cakes' as a label on your post.
  • Follow Dolly Bakes and Laura Loves Cakes blogs using the Google Join this Site button.
  • Add links on your post to your hosts Dolly Bakes and Laura Loves Cakes.
  • Link to your blog from here using the Linky tool below. It's dead easy...
  • If you don’t have a blog you can still join in, just email us a picture and a bit of information about your bake. Email to
  • If you're on Twitter, tweet us a link to your post @dollybakes and @lauralovesbakes - otherwise we won't see it! Use the handle #CalendarCakes.
Calendar Cakes Challenge Rules:
  1. You can enter as many times as you like. Bake to your little heart's content.
  2. It can be your own recipe or one you found elsewhere (please just state where you found it).
  3. You can use old posts as long as you update them with the 'Calendar Cakes' logo and link back (see above).
  4. If you want to enter your bake into other challenges too then please feel free.
  5. You must submit by the 28th of each month.

So…happy baking, we can’t wait to see what you come up and we’d be delighted for you to join us in our challenge!


  1. Im still all for the hope that you will start a dedicated blog for this... Its a pain in the backside linking to you both, linking the logo, remembering who is hosting, results, themes.

    Moan over, I was hoping you would have used movember as a theme, there goes my hope of a mustache cake. lol

  2. Hi Nicola...I'm afraid there won't be a seperate blog as Calendar Cakes is an integral part of our current blogs and pretty much all blogging challenges run on the same basis! I do hope you'll join in though...although not sure about the Movember theme...might be a bit hairy! ;-)

  3. Does this mean I can enter my Lincolnshire plum bread Laura? Here: if it is okay to enter, I will link up and add the logo! Karen xxxxx


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