Monday, April 29, 2013

Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale

The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale took place on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 
and it was a huge success!

Vegan Bake Sale Sign

The bake sale was held at the MSPCA Adoption Center located in Jamaica Plain, MA. It's within a huge facility, connected to the MSPCA-Angell Animal Hospital. The weather was perfect, not a cloud in the sky, so we set up the tables outside to take full advantage of the gorgeous spring weather. I had enlisted help from my family and friends, but the MSPCA also arranged to have volunteers take shifts throughout the day. The extra help was much needed since we got quite the crowd! Even before everything was set out we got curious folks walking by who were interested in buying some of the first few baked goods that were out on the table. Hard to say no to that!

As we wrapped up the event, we started counting the cash. I expected around $500 (taking a guess that if 100 people came they might spend about $5 each). I was wrong. Very wrong. We raised a total of $1,310 for the MSPCA! That proved to me that people who came by were very passionate about the cause, about the vegan food, and just genuinely generous. I am thrilled at the outcome of the event. It was my first time hosting an event like this, but the success has me motivated to try it again!

Read on for more details and photos!

The Vegan Baked Goods

Before the bake sale I had arranged for donations from some local businesses, all of them were incredibly generous and provided delicious vegan treats for the event. 

Here they are below - Thank you again!

In addition to the support from local businesses, I was overwhelmed by enthusiastic, friendly volunteers who contacted me about baking and donating food to the event. As the event began more and more scrumptious vegan baked goods were added to the table and we quickly realized that a fourth table was needed! It was unbelievable to see so many amazing and delicious-looking desserts all laid out, all different kinds, that were all vegan! I was crying on the inside because I wanted to eat them all, but with the speed that things were selling out, I only got the chance to try about two or three :( That's a good problem to have!

I want to acknowledge the amazing volunteers who took the time to bake and deliver their goods to the event. The list below may be incomplete (reach out to me if you contributed, but don't see your name).

And one last thank you to my wonderful boyfriend - he was right there with me through the whole process, from hanging flyers around the city, to staying up late with me the night before (even curling ribbons on my baked goods, that definitely proved your manhood), and helping out all day at the bake sale. He even surprised me with customized aprons to wear at the event, using the same image I created for my flyers! 

This bake sale would not have been so successful without all of your generosity!

Cute Apron with Animals

In preparation for the bake sale my mom and I basically attacked the Chloe's Vegan Desserts cookbook  (buy your copy here) along with a few other sources and collectively made - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls, Mocha Almond Crunch Cupcakes, Black and White Cookies, Ginger Molasses Cookies, Fluffy Coconut Cupcakes, Mini Banana Bread Loaves, Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies, and Blondies. Let's just say I didn't get a lot of sleep the night before the bake sale, but it was well worth it!

Just a Sampling of Some of the Delicious Items for Sale

Banana Cake with Chocolate Frosting
Bev's Bakery

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Baking Mini Banana Bread Loaves!

Vegan Cakes
Cakes from Veggie Galaxy

Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Alexi Chi

Gluten-Free Chocolate Layer Cake with Vanilla Frosting
Veggie Galaxy

Bake Sale - Tara Keramaty

Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale - Tara Keramaty

Bake Sale

A Special Section for the Furry Friends Who Visited!

Kitty Napping

1 comment:

  1. This vegan bake sale was a wonderful event that I hope you will host again. Wonderful vegan baked goods only go to prove that no animals need to be harmed or held hostage in order to please our sweet tooths


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