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Cupcakes For Change: Join The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale!

Published on April 22, 2011 by   ·   1 Comment Pin It
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Calling all sweet lovers and bakers, novice and pro! Because a carnivore on a bicycle leaves more of a carbon footprint than a vegan in a hummer, we thought we’d share the sweetness of a vegan lifestyle on Earth Day.   *Every day is Earth Day when you are vegan!*

Poor vegans, all we get to eat is... EVERYTHING!

It’s time for the third annual Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS): April 23 through May 1! Last year, WVBS participants on six continents raised over $40,00 for a variety of worthy causes. Help make this year even more successful. Participating groups can do whatever they want with their proceeds!

It’s an easy and enjoyable way to raise funds, and to raise awareness about food that is delicious and satisfying but does not involve exploiting or killing animals. (Note that animals are killed en masse, and at all ages starting at newborn, in the dairy and egg industries). In addition, many people are allergic to dairy or eggs, and holding a vegan bake sale shows that you can make super-tasty versions of cakes, pies, cookies, and other desserts without these ingredients.

Here a few bake sale pointers you might want to know right off the bat if you’re not an experienced bake saler:

  • Secure your venue. Possible locations include shopping centers, strip malls, pet supply stores, community centers, public squares, and theatres or sports arenas before or during an event. School groups and religious groups may want to hold the event in their respective schools and places of worship. Farmers markets, craft fairs, and festivals are other possible places for a vegan bake sale, although you often have to register early. Also, any vegan-oriented store will probably be receptive (if not wildly enthusiastic) about a vegan bake sale at or near their business.
  • You need to get all the necessary permissions for holding a bake sale at your desired location. This can range from almost nothing to dealing with multiple levels of officials and obscure regulations. For shopping centers and strip malls, you may need permission from the owner of the property, not just store management. Health ordinances vary from place to place, and sometimes a city code will override a state code. But the good news is that in most instances, bake sales are easy to set up, in terms of legalities and permits.
  • The bigger and busier the venue, the earlier you may need to reserve it. For best results, start those phone calls soon.

Need some more recipe suggestions?

Why not try:

Fiery Red Devil’s Food Cake
Sugary Coconut Candies
Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies
Carob Almond Truffles
Favorite Chocolate Fudge
Fresh Strawberry Pie
Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie
Savory Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate Lovers’ Pudding
Splendid Caramel Sauce
Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting
Almond Butterscotch Blondies
Perfect Peanut Butter Cup Pie
Amazing Mousse with Strawberry Sauce
Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Fudge Brownies with Peanut Butter Mousse

OR search this here site with our handy-dandy “SEARCH” button for recipes!   Here are some additional vegan baking tips, with the what’s and who’s of what to use to replace eggs and milk. Now go on, educate the world while feeding them decadent treats!   And please – let us know when and where YOUR bake sale will be in the comments area below so that we can come out and support delicious YOU!

Lots more information, including  more bake sale tips, web banners, possible funding opportunities (!), past year highlights, and the simple signup form, are at www.veganbakesale.org.

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Readers Comments (1)

  1. Although the main week for the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale is April 23 through May 1, if you want to participate but need more time, no worries! We’re not strict on the dates!




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