Friday, May 04, 2007

May the force be with you!

Have you ever heard of the Daring Bakers? This once small group of Daring Baker ladies has grown and grown. They set a challenge each month in which they try to conquer new and unknown territory. Successes and failures, emails flying and always resulting in good spirited fun posts to read.

In the past months I've followed their adventures, reading, laughing and admiring. Then someone asked me to join... And now I am one of them. Proud so I am. Confused too. See? I even begin to sound like Yoda....

Anyway, my first task is to edit my blog roll and add a separate one with the participants (the logo is already there, have you noticed?). Second is to read. All of them. Third is to enter the May challenge. Which is quite a eeh challenge. Which is what this is all about. Right? Right!

In May. Where two of the boys have a two-week break from school. And have their birthdays. The birthday party. Cakes to bake, festive meals to make. Prepare for some other festivities as well. I totally can do that. But mommy I'm scared! Breath. Breath!

I am not allowed to disclose anything about the challenge yet. What I can tell you is that there is one component that scares me. Ahem, only one she says. Trust me, I need all the force I can get my hands on. If you'll excuse me, I am going to dress in white and ready my light sabre....

This wasn't exactly what they said in the mail but it comes close!


  1. Karen,
    Good Luck with The Daring Bakers!! I admire your courage to step into the Dark Side with those crazy gals!! All I know is that Tanna sure has developed a sweet tooth since she joined that group! Can't wait to see what next month has in store for you! Lucky boys! Cookies are coming!

  2. Welcome to the group, Karen!

  3. Wat een leuk idee. ben benieuwd wat er de komende maanden komen gaat en volg je op de voet!!

  4. Jij zal er heus wel wat van bakken,Baking!(en dat zwaard heb je vast niet nodig, hoewel misschien op de verjaardagspartijtjes...;-)

  5. Gefeliciteerd! Ik volg al een tijdje de Daring Bakers met belangstelling. Heb van de week uitgebreid alle Darkest Chocolate Crepe Cake's zitten bekijken. O, o, wat was ik blij dat ik hem niet hoefde te bakken :-). De uitdaging daarvoor, de Red Velvet Cake was ook erg leuk om te lezen. Veel succes (en natuurlijk lukt het je)!

  6. Hartstikke leuk, Karen. Het gaat je zeker lukken! En een hele fijne verjaardag toegewenst.

  7. Ahem, I think I might need some of that "force" you speak of for the May Challenge! Scared, yes, I believe I'm there. And only one part scares you! Let's see what part do I know how to do ... oh yes, I've measured flour before.
    Such a great post this one is!!!
    I'm so glad you're in this with me.

  8. It will be such fun! I just did my blog roll too - took a while! Better now than later though, as there is the cake making to come :)

  9. Karen, Welcome to the group!

  10. Wouwwwww..het klinkt heel elite, heel heavy en heel geweldig !
    Mocht je voor het proeven nog "gewone"luitjes nodig hebben,kun je altijd op me rekenen.
    Veel sterkte maar vooral véél fun !!

  11. Congratulations! Can't wait to see what you make :)

  12. Hi Karen - Warm Welcomes!

  13. Echt reuze spannend.
    Zal het zeker volgen.
    good luck


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