Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bake-A-Thon in December 2011

It is Thanksgiving in two days. That means November has come to an end and it is time to gear up for the holiday season and baking. I love this season (when it doesn't snow to be honest) mainly because of baking. I had a crazy idea of blogging every day of December for the entire month on baked goods. Then, when I posted the idea on facebook, I had few blogger friends who were interested in joining me in this crazy, but fun adventure. So, here is a post about the details of this Bake-A-Thon.

The group is limited to 10 people. You will have to post every single day of December. Post has to be about a baked good, or a tip about baking (you can bake anything from a cookie to bread to cake or a pie. No meat. You can use eggs or chose not to - no restrictions on that). You get it right? Something in the line of baking.

We will link each other as a group. And try to spread the holiday spirits by commenting, constructive criticism if any, cheering up etc. Bottom line is to have fun. We start on December 1st and end on December 31st. Those who want to be a part of it, email me at versatilekitchen@gmail.com.

Now, having said that you have to post everyday of the month, I understand it is crazy and hard to do. So, here is a breather for anyone who wants to take it. Everyone will get a turn to not post once every 10 days. That day, they will just write about the blog posts of the rest of the group. No need to elaborate on anything. Just share what others are baking with links. If everyone uses this breather, you still get 3 days off of the whole month. If few people chose not to use the breather, you will get more days off.

Oh, but please commit to this if and only if you can do it. Need any tips how to handle the situation with a busy schedule? ask me via email.

Readers, I hope you will all have fun reading about all the baking experiments and hopefully it will be a treasury of baked goods once done. I hope I can do this again next year.

Have a great day.
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  1. I wanna do it, I am in... totally december is a month of baking

  2. As you know, Champa, I'm in; even Xmas day I'll have something prepared day before so I can attend other kitchen duties that day. I only need a little clarity on how we will know who's posted what. Are you forming a FB group where we could pull links and spread the sweet joy?

  3. Susan,
    I could create a group on facebook and since people will post at different times, breather post can be about the previous day's post of the group. Do you think it is a good idea?

  4. wow what a great idea. i would have loved to join in but not possible as we would go for a long vacation at the end of it.
    All the best to the participants and love your crazy idea champa.

  5. What a cool bake-A-Thon... Good luck Champa and all others who are joining this fun ride.

  6. Whoa!! Sure sounds crazy, but very definitely fun!! Would have joined in, but a post every day seems really tough for me. Hopefully next time..

    Can't wait to see all the baked goodies!

  7. wowza.. r u serious.. this is going to be tough.. i think i am going to pass.. if i had a couple of kids around to eat all that i baked and i had atleast triple my current energy level.. then i would have definitely done it.. id o bake pretty much 5 times a week... but blogging abt it.. pheww

    I am going to watch u all for all the fun creations! all the best!.. let me know if anyone wants a guest post for a breather:)

    Richa @ Hobby And More

  8. Wow Champa!! I admire your baking craze!! Looking forward to see all of your baked goodies and dreaming!! With two weddings in the family around the corner, house whitewash planned and all that, i can't even think of baking once a week.... I am just hoping that i'd be able to bake a cake at least for D's and Hima's b'days in dec... Hope i'd be able to do something like this sometime in the future :)
    Happy baking!!

  9. Hi Champa..I just love this idea. Please find me on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/ISingCakes-more/189550094393667

  10. What a fabulous idea! Can't wait to see your baking adventures. Will be sure to tune in and check on the delicious recipes you share. :)


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