There are a few important announcement to make.
For Aspiring Bakers #16: Fun with Fondant! (February 2012), hosted by Yvonne of iceamericanos this month:
1) The closing date will be extended to 6th March 2012, and the roundup will be posted on the 7th March 2012. This is because I believe many bloggers are not aware that the new theme has already started on 1 February, and since this month is also shorter, we will extend the closing date so that you have more time to play with fondant. :)
2) To encourage members to play around with fondant this month, we also accept entries that do not come with any cake/cupcake/cookie recipes. As long as there is an attempt to make and decorate with fondant, we will accept it. (This exception is only for fondant theme this month only).
From this month onwards, we will reveal our Aspiring Bakers new theme 1 month in advance. So you will know March's theme now, instead of 1 March 2012. Bloggers can now have more time to come up with the bakes/dishes and write about it. At the same time, the host will not have to rush doing the roundups (assuming that bloggers post up their entries earlier). :)
The rules of joining Aspiring Bakers remain the same. Means for March's theme, you post it on your blog between 1 March 2012 and 31 March 2012, and so on for the following months.
To take a peep at the upcoming themes, you can refer to Aspiring Bakers Page, scroll toward the end, under Upcoming Hosts. You can also check all the previous roundups here.