Summer Fairs & Fêtes and Cake Stall Cakes & Bakes – July’s Tea Time Treats Baking Challenge!

Summer Fairs & Fêtes and Cake Stall Cakes & Bakes for July's Tea Time Treats Challenge!

Summer Fairs & Fêtes and Cake Stall Cakes & Bakes for July’s Tea Time Treats Challenge! (Photo BBC Good Food)

Summer Fairs & Fêtes and Cake Stall Cakes & Bakes

July’s Tea Time Treats Challenge!

It’s time for the NEW Tea Time Treats July Baking Challenge, and this month is a CORKER!  I am pleased and excited to reveal the theme for this month, which is:

Cake Stall Cakes & Bakes

Summer Fairs & Fêtes and Cake Stall Cakes & Bakes - July's Tea Time Treats Baking Challenge

Summer Fairs & Fêtes and Cake Stall Cakes & Bakes – July’s Tea Time Treats Baking Challenge

 That’s right, it’s Summer (IT IS really – I know the weather says not!!) and it’s time for all those Summer Fairs & Fêtes……and what do you find at the School Summer Fair and Church Fête, a CAKE STALL of course! So, what cakes and bakes qualify then? Practically ALL types, from melting moments biscuits to the Queen of all Cake Stall cakes, the Victoria Sandwich! BUT, Kate and I are also looking for all sorts of special cakes and bakes, such as regional speciality from where you live maybe, or even better an OLD FAMILY FAVOURITE! I have put together  a list if some ideas I came up with, the list is NOT definitive by any means and we are welcoming ALL kinds of cakes and bakes, and, if you actually made them for a REAL Cake Stall, ALL THE BETTER! 

Summer Fairs & Fêtes and Cake Stall Cakes & Bakes - July's Tea Time Treats Baking Challenge!

Summer Fairs & Fêtes and Cake Stall Cakes & Bakes – July’s Tea Time Treats Baking Challenge! (Photo BBC Food)

Summer Fairs & Fêtes and Cake Stall Cakes & Bakes Ideas:

Victoria Sandwich, Lemon Drizzle, Chocolate Cake, Cherry Cake, Coconut Cake, Fruit Cake, Strawberry and Cream Layer Cake, Coffee Walnut Gateau, Macaroons, Muffins, Cup Cakes, Fairy Cakes, Butterfly Cakes, Flapjacks, Brownies, Tray Bakes, Apple Pie, Cherry Pie, Peach Pie, Strawberry Tart, Melting Moments, Viennese Whirls, Shortbread, Biscuits and Cookies, Coconut Ice, Toffee, Fudge, Chocolate Truffles, Tiffin, Tea Loaves and Tea Breads, Iced Fingers, Fancies, Scones, Fat Rascals, Lemon Bars……….

Summer Fairs & Fêtes and Cake Stall Cakes & Bakes - July's Tea Time Treats Baking Challenge!

Summer Fairs & Fêtes and Cake Stall Cakes & Bakes – July’s Tea Time Treats Baking Challenge! (Photo Brighton and Hove Website)

 So, with a FLURRY of FAIRY CAKES, I officially announce that July’s Tea Time Treats Baking Blog Challenge is OPEN!

And, for a Lush round-up of last months BERRY BEAUTIFUL BAKES, visit Kate over at What Kate Baked! 

LET’S BAKE!

Karen

Tea Time Treats for JULY is OPEN from the 1st July until the 28th July 2012.

(The Round Up and the new Challenge will be posted on or before the 1st August)

Tea Time Treats Rules and Guidelines:

1. Post your recipe on your blog with a link to Lavender and Lovage and What Kate Baked, mention the relevant month’s host, that’s Lavender and Lovage this month and attach the Tea Time Treats logo as shown on the event page.

2. Add Tea Time Treats in your blog post as a category, label or tag.

3. The recipe can be one of your own or one you’ve seen elsewhere. You are welcome to republish old recipes/posts but please add the information about this challenge.

4. Please be as creative with the theme as you like.

4. If you put your post on twitter please mention @KarenBurnsBooth @katecakeandbake and #teatimetreats in your message and we will retweet all those we see.

5. You do not need to enter every month to join in with the challenge.

6. Your post can be submitted for other blogging challenges, just make sure this complies with the rules of the other challenge.

  VIP:

By way of making entries simpler, and so Kate and I DON’T miss emails in the future, we are testing a new system of entering your recipes this month; ADD your recipe link to the Simply Linked box below; it’s EASY and then all I have to do it swoop around at the end of the month the gather them all up for my MEGA ROUND UP!

NOTE: For the links to work, you MUST have linked back to me for this challenge, as mentioned in the guidelines above! The link for Lavender and Lovage is: http://lavenderandlovage.com and the link fot this month’s challenge is: http://wp.me/p287Dn-1QC

 LINK UP BELOW:

Comments

  1. says

    I LOVE fairs and fetes…and the cakes you find on the cake stall are always good old favourites and invariably taste delicious!!! I have a fair to bake for in July so hopefully I can rustle something up for TTT! :-)

    • says

      Thanks Laura, it’s a VERY easy challenge this month as there are SO many things that can be baked for a Cake Stall…..and I am looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with! Karen

  2. says

    our local village show is on August 18th so it’ll be good to get some practice in before that… for anyone who wants to know, or who needs a little inspiration, here’s the list of the categories we can enter this year:

    1 Fruitcake
    4 iced buns
    1 white loaf
    4 fruit/plain/cheese scones
    4 biscuits
    1 fruit tart
    1 classic victoria sponge

    nuff said…

    • says

      Brilliant Dom – there should be PLENTY of time for you to gather up some lovely cake and bake ideas from this challenge…..and in the meantime, I will see if I can add any links that may help with the above list!

      SCONES

      Is a good place to start!

      Karen

  3. says

    This looks like a fun challenge, I know I can come up with something, but what the heck is a “cake stall & cake bake?”

    • says

      Thanks Mary! Most people use herbs in cooking, so this is always a popular event! A Cake Stall is a stand where cakes are sold for charity usually and cakes and bakes are what are baked to take along as donations! :-) Karen

  4. says

    Super! We’ve just returned from the summer fair, and I’m posting my cake tomorrow, so now I can link in with TTT. ( could you and Kate come out with a seafood theme for August, as I’ll be in Brittany for the whole month!lol!)
    Hope to catch up soon, and I’ve just looked back, my birthday comment did not seem to get through.

    Happy Blog-birthday to you Karen.

    As the PM would say LOL (lots of love)
    Jude xxxx

    • says

      LOL back! Hehehehe! I KNEW you would have lots of culinary delights up your sleeve Jude, as C’s school RELIES on your cakes and bakes! Seafood in August, great idea, but actually Kate’s theme, though not seafood, may JUST work, no more hints now! Love or LOL Karen XXX

  5. says

    Excellent theme for July! I love it :) I have something I’ve already baked that will fit but hopefully will find time in the kitchen for something else just for you! XX

  6. says

    What a lovely challenge for this month – there’s a summer fayre at our primary school next Saturday so the timing couldn’t be better. I’m pleased there is now a “link” to follow – last month my entry didn’t appear – don’t know what I did wrong but as I’m not very good technically with blogging and connecting I obviously missed something that I should have done!!

    • says

      Thanks Jennifer! I think it’s a lovely theme too…..and I KNEW there would be loads of people who are making stuff for fairs and fêtes, as well as attending them too! I am SO sorry your June Tea Time Treats entry was missing, I know there were some email problems with the challenge account, and I will let Kate know, who was hosting it, and she can hopefully add your entry to the round up she posted yesterday! I used the linky last time I hosted in May and it was VERY successful, so I am making it my regular way to enter now! Karen

  7. Fiona Matters says

    I do love the classic victoria sponge for bakes. Made a few of them for my other half and they always go down well.

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