Saturday 1 June 2013

AlphaBakes June 2013

Welcome to June's AlphaBakes. In case you missed the amazing round up of K entries from last month, do head on over to Caroline's blog to check them out - I was really impressed by the creativity of entries last month! We've had a few difficult letters in a row so I'm sure you'll all breathe a sigh of relief when you find out what this month's letter is.

We also have a great prize lined up for 1 lucky entrant this month. It's a giant cupcake mould sponsored by find-me-a-gift.

Prize available to UK entrants only so if it's not obvious on your blog, please let me know where you are based in your email. A winner will be selected at random - good luck!

So without further ado, the letter for June is ....


The usual rules apply, a quick reminder below. The most important is to email your entries to by midnight (GMT) 25th June 2013.

1. Post your recipe on your blog and link it to The More than Occasional Baker and Caroline Makes, stating the relevant month's host. If you do not have a blog, email us a picture and a brief description of your entry which we will include in the round-up at the end of the month.

2. You can use your own recipe or someone else's recipe. The recipe can be sweet, savoury or a mixture! Anything goes as long as the random letter is predominantly featured in the recipe as one of the main ingredients or flavours or in the name of the bake itself (i .e . not as a garnish , or using 'flour' for the letter F!) You can also republish old posts/recipes but you must include the information for this challenge as stated in these rules.

3. Add the logo to your post and add 'alphabakes' as a label to your post.

4. Email your entries to by midnight (GMT) 25th of each month. Please include:
  • Your name (that you want included in the round up or we will use the name of your blog)
  • Your blog post URL
  • Recipe title
  • Photo of recipe (to be included in the round up)
5. You can submit as many entries as you like.

6. You do not have to participate every month to join in.

7. You may submit your entry to other challenges as long as it complies with their rules.

8. If you use twitter, please use the tag #alphabakes and mention @bakingaddict and @Caroline_Makes. We will retweet all those that we see.

9. Have fun! :)


  1. R seems interesting. I shall look forward to taking part x

  2. Hi Ros!

    If it weren't for the fact that we will be playing the Picnic Game once again at my blog, I would be tempted to join in this month's Alpha Bake. So many goodies are spinning in my head. I do believe I will need to give it a whirl before year's end though. It always sounds like such fun and the recipe creations are awesome!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing...I'm off to check out those K letters, K is a pretty difficult letter for the Picnic Game too:)

    1. Hi Louise

      It would be great if you joined in AlphaBakes some time but I know how busy you will be with the picnic game. Hope you get some inspiration for K from our round up!

  3. I love Alpha Bakes Ros I will try to make something!

    1. Looking forward to it Gloria, I'm sure it will be delicious :)

  4. Replies
    1. Thanks Jac! I've been so slack at emailing you about the diary - sorry!

  5. Ooooo this is a good one...there are loads of good R's! :-)

    1. I thought so too.. I've already come up with half a dozen ideas but won't have time to make them all! Look forward to seeing your entry :)

  6. Does the technique you use count as the "R" or does it have to be the ingredient? I've got a great recipe for roasted blueberry cupcakes that I'm making for Father's Day that would be quite nice to enter with!

    1. Yes that would be fine as its the name of the bake. Roasted blueberry cupcakes sound delicious, can't wait to see them!

  7. Sending my first ever entry to the event.


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