Friday, 6 July 2012

Olympic Foodie Challenge - Help Wanted!

Well,  the London 2012 Olympics begin very soon and I have set a wee challenge. As you may know, the Olympic rings represent the 'continents' of Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

So I'd like to bake one cake/cookie/snack/dessert type thing from each of the 'continents'. The America's and Europe should be a cinch - but the other 3 could be a challenge of Olympic proportions!! So if anyone has any suggestions for African, Asian or Oceanic(!) cookies, bars, cakes etc. especially please get in touch.

Please submit suggestions by 21 July - the opening ceremony date - I will start baking after that and post during the games. You will even get a shout out if your suggestion is baked. Contact me at mrcakeyboi@gmail.com. 

Ready Steady Go!!


8 comments:

  1. How about Lamingtons from Australia for Oceania? This sounds like a great challenge! You'd be most welcome to enter any of your bakes into our Calendar Cakes challenge this month...the theme is the Olympics...check it out: http://tinyurl.com/7ao39ct

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  2. Now lamingtons - a friend explained them and they do sound good! Excellent idea and I may just enter one of my creations into your challenge - thank you !!

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  3. I'm Australian so yes pls to lamingtons :-D They are delicious!!!
    As for Asia how about an agar agar dessert layered with the colours of the Olympic ring?!

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    1. Thank you - I like that idea 'charmed' - I shall look into the agar agar idea...

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  4. I have quite alot of South African recipes on my blog that would be good for Africa - peppermint crisp fridge tart is amazing! You can make most of it with english substitutions but you would need the peppermint crisp chocolate bars, but if you managed to track down ghiradelli mint chips for your mint choc chip cake I'm sure tracking down a South African shop wouldn't be a problem! Love the cartoon you did for Caked Crusader and glad to have stumbled upon your blog :)

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  5. Thank you Gem! I am on your site now and am following you now - great site!!
    I haven't had too many African ideas and the peppermint crisp fridge bars sound amazing!!

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  6. There's always (Japanese) mochi for Asia....

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    1. I had never heard of mochi before - but just looked it up and it sounds fab! Thanks for the suggestion :)

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