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The Jane Austen Birthday Bake-Off

November 18, 2020

Calling all Janeites! Join us in a virtual celebration of Jane Austen's 245th birthday!

Traditionally, JASNA members meet at Regional events each December to celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday on the 16th. Although in-person gatherings won't be possible this year, we can still mark the occasion virtually with The Jane Austen Birthday Bake-Off!

We invite Janeites everywhere to bake a cake or other sweet treat you would serve at a birthday party or tea in Jane’s honor and share a photo of your creation with us between now and December 16. Show off your decorating skills, replicate a period or heirloom recipe, or spotlight a favorite family treat. It's up to you! This bake-off is about having fun, getting creative, and honoring Jane Austen.

All baking skill levels are welcome, and the only requirements are that the photos and creations are your own and celebrate Austen's birthday. Entries will not be judged and there will be no awards, other than admiration of your work and the pleasure of connecting with others celebrating Austen's birthday. 

How to Participate

Share a photo of your creation with JASNA and your friends on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and be sure to tag us and include the hashtag #JASNABirthdayBakeoff.  
Or email the photo to e-communications@jasna.org with permission to post it on our website. Photos entered in the Bake-Off will be displayed in a special gallery on JASNA.org so they can all be admired in one easy-to-access place.
We can't wait to see what you make!