Saturday 30 June 2012

Calendar Cakes Challenge - June 2012 Round Up

Calendar Cakes Challenge June 2012
So folks, here we are! The round up of the first ever Calendar Cakes Challenge. England turned out to be a bit of a damp squib but your entries were fantastic! There's no judging going on here, it's just a bit of fun. Our theme for June was Euro 2012, and asked our participants to think about:
  • Football decorations
  • The logo
  • Pick a country and use it as your theme (see a list of teams here)
  • Incorporate food from a chosen European country
  • Use colours from a chosen European country
Please feel free to join us for July's challenge, which will be hosted by the lovely Laura from Laura Loves Cakes.
Euro 2012 Logo

On the very first day of the challenge we received these from Caroline at Caroline Makes. In 2011 she did some fundraising to rebuild a school in Namibia for the Bobby Moore Fund, and produced these little beauties in the process!
Calendar Cakes Challenge June 2012 - Caroline Makes
Calendar Cakes Challenge June 2012 - Caroline Makes
Calendar Cakes Challenge June 2012 - Caroline Makes
Can you guess who make this one...? Self confessed bundt-o-holic, this one is mine. I'd been dying to use this tin for months! This was an orange flavoured bundt cake, with inspiration taken from the old tradition of orange segments at half time for the players.
Calendar Cakes Challenge June 2012 - DollyBakes
The next one is Laura's from Laura Loves Cakes. These are lime and vodka syrup Russian doll cakes. I adore them! Such intricate detail on their little faces. Stunning.
Calendar Cakes Challenge June 2012 - Laura Loves Cakes
This patriotic little number comes from Kate at What Kate Baked. It's a strawberry and vanilla Victoria sponge. It looks amazing with the fresh fruit on top. That wouldn't last long in our house!
Calendar Cakes Challenge June 2012 - What Kate Baked
The next one is another entry from Caroline from  Caroline Makes and is a French Valrhona chocolate fondant. I love this picture. It just catches the light glistening off the chocolate. Yum!
Calendar Cakes Challenge June 2012 - Caroline Makes
This one is a Spanish Valencia orange and lemon Victoria sponge by Ros at The More Than Occasional Baker. Lemon is my absolute favourite type of cake!
Calendar Cakes Challenge June 2012 - The More Than Occasional Baker
This Russian Sandwich is from my good friend Dawn at Mummy's Little Peeps. I love the story behind this one! Dawn found the recipe in her grandma's hand-written recipe book and actually remembers eating it as a child. 
Calendar Cakes Challenge June 2012 - Mummy's Little Peeps
These cheeky chaps come from Laura at Laura Loves Cakes. They were made to celebrate England's first victory in the tournament. But a distant memory now...
Calendar Cakes Challenge June 2012 - Laura Loves Cakes
These meatball and spaghetti cupcakes from Cat Haslam are so much fun! She has used a vanilla cupcake and piped vanilla buttercream on to look like pasta. The 'meatballs' are actually Ferrero Rochers covered in a bit of strawberry jam. Very creative!
Calendar Cakes Challenge June 2012 - Cat Haslam
Thanks to everyone who got involved for the month of June, we hope to see you all on the July one as well! Don't forget to tell your friends too, the more the merrier!

We would love you to leave your comments below... x


  1. Fab, fab, fab...I love them all! :-)

  2. Wow, some yummy cakes!! They're a million times better than England playing footie!

  3. Wow. Great set of entries! Sorry I couldn't join in. It was a crazy month. Can't wait for next month. X

  4. Looks great - I can't wait to do something for this month! Will put my thinking cap on...

  5. What a great range of entries. Look forward to seeing the next challenge.

  6. Excellent round up and lovely entries too! Hope I have time to join in this month - I already know what I want to make if I get to it :)

  7. I can really appreciate the soccer theme! They are so cute, especially the cupcakes with the soccer players.

  8. hope i can join this month.. looks so much fun :)

  9. Thanks for the comments folks! The new one is up now over on Laura's blog!

  10. Those meatball cupcakes are inspired! It's like my brain can't compute them somehow!


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