No, no, no, I’m not talking about Christmas, I’m talking about the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale silly! That’s right people, from April 21 to April 29, 2012, groups from all over the world will be donning their aprons and throwing vegan bake sales. The best part about the event is that each group gets to decide what venue to use, what goodies to bake and which non-profit the proceeds will be donated.
Do you like eating food? Do you like helping animals? Do you like eating food while helping animals? Well aren’t a you a lucky duck. For the third year in a row, both Calgary and Okotoks will be taking part in all the fun!
Where: Okotoks Clock Tower, N Railway Street (Downtown Okotoks)
When: Saturday, April 28th, 2012
Time: 10am until 3pm (or sell out)
Facebook Event Page
Half of the funds raised at the bake sales will be donated to R.A.S.T.A. Rescue and Sanctuary for Threatened Animals, an amazing non-profit organization committed to providing lifelong care to abandoned and abused animals, with a great focus on farm animal rescue and advocacy. The other half will be donated to the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation, a charity that provides humane rehabilitation for injured and orphaned wildlife, and also promotes awareness and encourages greater stewardship of native wildlife through engaging educational programs.
There will be all kinds of vegan baked goods! Cakes, brownies, cookies of all kinds, tarts, cupcakes, the list goes on! Among the homemade noms will also be gluten-free and savory items. Yes, even I will be attempting some gluten-free items, and no, I’m telling you which ones because I want you to actually buy them 😉 All generously contributed baked goods will be sold by donation, so buyers can pay as much as they like. For those that plan on stopping by, we encourage you to bring reusable bags or containers to help cut down on waste that may be created by the event (it is Earth Day on the 22nd ya know). On top of all the amazing food, we are also hoping to hold some raffles to give away some incredible items generously donated by local businesses, so drop by and enter for your chance to win!
We’re still looking for bakers! So if you’d like to help out feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have a google spreadsheet where contributors can plunk in their info and tell us what they’re bringing. For those of you who are already signed up, thank you, thank you, thank you, you are all rockstars for helping out! I haven’t decided on everything I’m making yet, but expect to see a reappearance of my pizza rolls, along with Bombshell Cookies and sausage rolls.
Want to bake but are unsure of what to make or maybe you’re not familiar with vegan baking. Well don’t you fret as there are all kinds of vegan baking tips and resources all over the interwebs! Here are just a few:
Vegan Baking Tips
How To Put Together A Bake Sale Fast
Baking Tips Everyone Should Know
Bake Sale Bestsellers
How to Have A Fabulous Bake Sale
Lazy Smurf’s Recipe Round-Up
Post Punk Kitchen Recipes
PPK Vegan Baking
Have Cake Will Travel Recipes
Nom Nom Nom Blog Recipes
Vegan Yum Yum Desserts
Now get to it!