Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Challenge

Ladies and gentlemen, I have an announcement.  I have decided to embark on a baking challenge following the example of Julia Powell.

The challenge: 99 cakes from the book Rose's Heavenly Cakes. 

I am excluding the 6 wedding cake recipes from the challenge unless someone asks me to make a wedding cake as that's a TON of cake to do.

Time: 1 year. That schedules out to about 2 cakes a week (give or take a few).
  • Begin date: Friday, April 8, 2011
  • End date: Sunday, April 8, 2012
The contender: Jane Travis, student and sales associate by day, crazy cake lady by night.

The project will continue assuming that I have the funds to allow it to and enough mouths of people that are willing to gain a few pounds and indulge in some cake.

Let the baking begin!


  1. I love you janie!! so excited to see what you will do!! make sure i stay away from your cakes though...remember that i am getting married in august..haha. I know you will do wonderful!!!

  2. Welcome to the HCB'ers! I wish I had kept track of all the ingredients bought to make the cakes. I've never bought so much cake flour, sugar and butter in my life. Also, the assortment of different alcohol has had my family in stitches. I've foisted cake off onto so many people.