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Fun Facts about NellieBellie Challenges...


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Happy Participants

2019 Cake Challenge

Hey, I'm Nellie!

recipe developer. food photographer. badass.

I believe with all my heart that your kitchen can heal hurts, solve problems, start conversations, make new friends, mark victories, and more. I’ve lived it in my own life.

The best part…ANYONE can learn to cook delicious meals. 

Questions we often get about the challenge...

Challenges are between 4 to 6 weeks, depending on the type of challenge you sign up for.

As long as you stay within the theme you are able to make your recipe as easy or as hard as you like, which means you could spend 30 minutes or three hours, depending on how simple or complicated you want to make your dish.

We use easy and approachable themes like pies, cookies, breads, or cakes… themes that work no matter skill level, budget, or resources.

YES! In fact, every year we send out DOZENS of fun prizes just to the kids that are participating.

No, not at all. You are responsible for your own ingredients and we are responsible for the fun and community.

Nope nope nope. participate where you can. The goal is for participants to improve their time in the kitchen. That goal looks different for everyone. And participating in even one week has you entered into the grand prize!

Of course! But they have to join during the sign-up period. Once the challenge starts we close down for any additional participants and focus on making the challenge amazing.

Participants will be automatically entered for the weekly prize & will gain an entry for the grand prize. Winners are chosen at random, not skill. Fun is the name of the game!

"I LOVE the NellieBellie Recipe Challenges. My kids look forward to them, we love seeing what everyone else is baking, and the prizes are so fun." `challenge participant

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, we believe every home cook can challenge themselves to make something new or different more often.

You can also find pop-up games, prizes, and live classes in the Facebook group all throughout the challenge.

Whether you want to get in the kitchen more often or stock up on holiday treats, you will find inspiration in this challenge. However, sign-ups for challenges are only allowed for a few weeks each year and then close to give participants the best experience.

The NellieBellie Recipe Challenge Community is one of the most uplifting places on the web. Take a chance on it.

2018 Pie Challenge

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