Bittersweet Baking Judge: The Daring Bakers

Our third and final judge is actually a duo: Ivonne and Lisa of The Daring Bakers. Ivonne and Lisa are both well-respected and wonderful food bloggers. Ivone blogs at Cream Puffs in Venice and Lisa blogs at La Mia Cucina. Together they are the founders of The Daring Bakers - a terrific web community, meme, and collection of audacious and daring food blogging bakers!

Read on for more about Ivonne, Lisa, and the Daring Bakers...

Ivonne and Lisa first had the idea for the The Daring Bakers in November of 2006 when Lis of La Mia Cucina and Ivonne of Cream Puffs in Venice decided to challenge themselves by baking pretzels for the very first time using the same recipe. They tried another challenge in December and were joined by other ambitious bakers. As the months went by, their baking group continued to grow, until it was finally decided that this "little baking group" had to have a name. And The Daring Bakers were born!

Every month the Bakers each participate in another challenge. They've made all sorts of crazy baking projects! This month's challenge was lemon meringue pie.

You can see the whole collection of participating food blogs at The Daring Bakers Blogroll.

Welcome to the Daring Bakers, and thank you for helping judge the Bittersweet Baking Contest.

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