Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Tea Time Treats Blogging Challenge- December

We had an absolutely phenomenal response to our inaugural Tea Time Treats Challenge with an Autumnal feast of Ginger and Bonfire Treats, hosted by the wonderful Karen over at Lavender and Lovage (read all  the 34 [!] entries right here).

This month's theme is (drum roll please....)....


But of course! 

We'd love our December Tea Time Treats Table to be groaning under the weight of your buttery, boozy mince pies, your classic, crumbly Christmas Cakes, your seasonal, sticky Chutneys, your brilliant, beautiful biscuits, your sugared and spiced stollens, your festive, fruity breads and your cheery, Christmassy Cupcakes.

Here's a summary of how to take part:

  • All teatime treats, whether sweet or savoury, breads, pies, pasties, cakes, tarts, desserts, conserves or biscuits (plus many, many more!) can be submitted to the Challenge 
  • Post your recipe on your blog with a link to What Kate Baked and Lavender and Lovage, mention the relevant host for the month and attach the Tea Time Treats logo as shown on the event page.
  • 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.
  • Please be as creative with the theme as you like.
  • If you put your post on twitter please mention @KarenBurnsBooth @katecakeandbake and we will retweet all those we see.
  • You do not need to enter every month to join in with the challenge.
  • Your post can be submitted for other blogging challenges, just make sure this complies with the rules of the other challenge.
  • Please email your entries to by the 28th December. A round up of each month's entries will be posted by the 1st of January on What Kate Baked.

You can read more about our monthly challenge here.


Kate and Karen 


  1. hi honey... what a brilliant theme... how did you think of it?!?!... can't wait to get stuck in to some Christmas baking... oh, by the way, for some reason I had been hastily removed as a follower of your site by blogger... don't know why but it means i've missed all your lovely recent posts... and I thought you'd gone quiet and not blogged for ages but as I scroll down I see that I missed all of the gorgeous posts you did for thanksgiving and your 'weshouldcocoa' i'm sorry if you think I wasn't saying hello but i've rejoined and hopefully I will start receiving your posts again now xx

  2. Great, I'll be posting mince pies later today, and lots more I hope. Very impressive round up from last month, I can only see this snowballing!

  3. FABULOUS darlink! Got loads of recipes to share this month! XX

  4. What a perfect challenge which I can imagine will have loads of entries if November is anything to go by!
    Thanks Kate & Karen, I will be joining in and baking to the sound of Christmas songs on the radio! Xx

  5. Fab challenge def want to take part, but how do you attach the tea time treats logo ( I can't find the event page info that tells me how to do this??)


  6. Oh lovely Kate - I think I can probably find something to bring along to this tea party ;-)

  7. Excellent I'm sure I can manage some xmas treats :)

  8. Brilliant - I'll be making so many treats already. My only problem will be to decide which one to enter!

  9. I have SO many things lined up to bake this month that would fit in with the Christmassy theme so I will definitely be able to find something to enter! Really looking forward to the round up!

  10. Just posted my entry and emailed Mince Pies Thanks for hosting :)

  11. Sounds great, will try to take part this month! I'l get my thinking cap on..

  12. Oh yummy - loking forward to the round-up already!!

  13. Um, I think I'm too late.. but just in case, here's mine:


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