Monday, March 5, 2012

The Hostess with the Something something (Announcing the March Sweet Adventures Blog Hop)

Oh my god guys, I'm totally hosting a Sweet Adventures Blog Hop. I'm not going to lie, I'm a little nervous, I really am not the most technologically capable blogger. However, I believe in the power of desperate cramming ability, and I also believe in this Blog Hop... and I also believe in the topic of the March blog hop which is...

Yep, it's all about layered desserts... interpret that as you will but make a something sweet with a layer cake, or layers of pastry (like baklava) or you could make parfait (everybody loves parfait), or trifle, or... maybe you have a better and cleverer idea than anything I could come up with (you probably do).

I'm pretty excited about this topic- think of the possibilities!

Here's some stuff I've made before with layers that might help inspire you... I actually didn't have many entries on this sort of thing, so I apologise in advance...
Baklava cheesecake

Tiered Red Velvet Wedding cake
You can post your entries up from 9am AEST on Monday 19th March and you may post right up until 11:59 AEST Monday the 26th of March.

If you've thought about blogging for the Sweet Adventures Blog Hop before and haven't, why not have a crack, be as inventive as you like! We'd love to see all the cultural variety that this topic allows for, because if you think about it, lots of different cuisines use layers in their desserts...

If you want to know more about what this blog hop business is all about then you can find out right... here through some writing I shamelessly cut and pasted from the Sweet Adventures Blog Hop site:

What is the Sweet Adventures Blog Hop (SABH)?
  • SABH is a monthly dessert link-up. Each month there is a new theme.
  • The Adventure will be announced on the 1st Monday of each month.
  • The link-up will open for entries on the 3rd Monday of each month at 9am Australian Eastern Time (AEDT, Sydney Australia).
  • The link-up will close on the 4th Monday of each month at 11:59pm AEDT.
Who can participate?
How it works – a few rules…
  • Each blog can submit one entry per month.
  • Please only link-up new posts published on or after the link-up goes live each month.Old posts will not be accepted.
  • The linked-up post must contain a dessert fitting the Adventure theme.
  • Include a link to the hostess post for that month and the words ‘Sweet Adventures Blog Hop – Adventure Name‘ (note that ‘Adventure Name’ will change each month).
  • We create new ‘bling’ for each Adventure. We would love for your to use the badge on your post or your blog! The badge can be grabbed from the hostess or from this site once the Adventure is announced.
So, blogger and reader types, do you have any amazing ideas? We'd love to hear from you!
Get your brains ticking, tell your friends, tell your acquaintances, get people involved, let's see how many different kinds of layered desserts we can collect!



  1. Can't wait :-) I was so excited as I have some friends over on Wednesday night, and think I might have just the thing for the blog hop.....

  2. Yay! Another sweet adventure! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with this time.

  3. Ooh now this ones a real challenge! I'm afraid you might have exhausted all my dessert ideas, I'll have to think really hard about this one!

  4. When you said "everybody love parfaits" i totally read that in a donkey from Shrek voice...

    I think I have an idea... its a bit of a technicality in terms of the use of layers, but hey. Lets go outside of the box shall we!?

  5. that's one of my favourite lines of all time ever!
    Yes- outside-boxness, I'm about it.

  6. I have a great Middle Eastern dessert in, the question is, am I up to the challenge?!

    1. do it! I know so little about Middle Eastern food, I'd love to see the recipe.

    2. I love middle eastern dessert! Do it!!!

  7. I cant wait for this! I've been meaning to try this layered thing for AGES!

  8. Very interesting theme, I'll have to give it a lot of thought. I have a huge cake that I really want to make for this but I don't think I have an event that I can make it for in the next few weeks :(

  9. Looking forward to this one - don't worry, we'll hold your digital hand ;)

  10. That red velvet wedding cake looks amazing. How perfect are those layers! Good luck with it all. This sounds like a great idea. I will try to participate.

    1. oh shucks! Thanks Hotly Spiced. it's a lot of fun getting involved with these hops... and who doesn't love a good layer dessert? I thoroughly recommend it.