Hold a vegan bake sale. (Let us know.)
Raise money for your cause. Promote delicious, cruelty-free food.
Be part of a fun global event that helps people, animals, and the planet.
November 8, 2013
Pushpin map preview!
Starting in 2014, each time a bake sale is added to the Worlwide Vegan Bake Sale, we'll add a pushpin to the Map of Participating Bake Sales. Here's the page
, currently loaded with all the 2013 vegan bake sales.
Features so far:
- Each time you go to that page, it randomly picks a bake sale on which to to center.
- Click on a pushpin to get a little more info and link to the corresponding entry on the schedule page.
- Links to the pushpin map from the main menu, home page, and schedule page.
- A way to get back to the pushpin you were at if you went from the pushpin map to the schedule page.
2013 participants — find your pushpin!
September 30, 2013
We added the first non-English coobook to our Cookbooks page
: Vegan Backen
, which is in German, has gotten great reviews, and was recommended by a couple of Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale participants.
We want to add a lot more vegan baking cookbooks, in a variety of languages. Look for new ones on the page soon!
September 25, 2013
We tend to focus on vegan bake sales and occasionally general vegan topics, but we went outside our usual bounds on the Vegan Baking Tips page to offer solutions to two concerns:
- Some chocolate is harvested with child labor. The Food Empowerment Project has compiled a list of companies that produce ethically-sourced chocolate (and ones that do not).
- There is increasing concern over the impact of palm oil plantations on tropical habitat, which is home to many species, including endangered ones. Palm oil is found in a large number of products, notably buttery spreads. One solution is to make your own vegan butter; VeganBaking.net has recipes for multiple varieties.
You can link to this info from "Other Issues" under "Vegan Baking Tips" on the main menu.
September 7, 2013
The seventh (and last) page of 2013 highlights
is up—photos and quotes from Leeds (England), Hamilton (Ontario–at right), Carrboro and Nag's Head (North Carolina), Bethesda (Maryland), and Falls Church (Virginia).
August 25, 2013
Page 6 of 2013 highlights
is up—pictures and fun reports from Australia (at right), Germany, and the US. The final highlights page for 2013 will be up in a few days.
August 19, 2013
Page 5 of 2013 highlights
is up—tasteful vegan outreach and fundraising earlier this year in California, Colorado, Michigan, New Jersey, Washington, Alberta, Ontario , and Brazil.
August 15, 2013
Page 4 of 2013 highlights
is up—pictures and impressions from:
San Antonio, Texas
Woodland Park, Colorado
San José, Costa Rica
Viersen, Germany (pictured at right)
There will be at least one more highlights page ready soon.
August 4, 2013
Page 3 of 2013 highlights
is up—recent memories from:
Santa Clarita, California
Canberra, ACT, Australia (pictured at right)
Rancho Cucomonga, California
July 28, 2013
The second page of 2013 highlights
is up—pictures and reports from bake sales in:
Langley, British Columbia
Montclair, New Jersey
Vancouver, British Columbia
Wootton Bridge, England (Isle of Wight...pictured above)
July 21, 2013
The first page of 2013 highlights
is up! More highights are coming soon!
If you have pictures from the 2013 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale that you haven't already notified us about, and you'd like to share them, please send a link to the photos, or the photos themselves—whichever's easier—to email@example.com
May 11, 2013
There are still some great participating bake sales left—for instance, this weekend, in Bonn, Cologne, Milwaukee, Exeter (UK), and London (Ontario). Over 200 total—a new record for the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale.
May 6, 2013
Awesome vegan bake sales this past weekend were held in Halifax, Dallas, Berlin, San Antonio, Hinsdale (Illinois), and Santa Clarita (California).
There are still several more participating vegan bake sales throughout this month — check them out!
May 1, 2013
Here are just a few of the amazing vegan bake sales from around the world the past few days. From the top:
Hibiscus Wilde bake sale
, in Dublin, Ireland
Calgary Vegans bake sale
, in Calgary and Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
Berlin-Vegan bake sale
, in Berlin, Germany
Humane Society of the United States bake sale
, in Gaithersburg, Maryland
The 2013 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale's not over yet! There are still 15 more bake sales! The full schedule is here
April 26, 2013
There are 79 vegan bake sales around the world today through Sunday, the second big weekend (but not the end!) of the 2013 Worrldwide Vegan Bake Sale.
Thank you and congratulations to all vegan bake sale organizers for helping to change the world!
Shortly down the road, we'll have the 2013 highlight pages!
April 23, 2013
Reports coming in indicate that this past weekend's bake sales around the world (including the one in Atlanta, at right) were awesome and successful! There are vegan bake sales throughout the week and a ton next weekend. Check out the full schedule
to find one near you!
April 19, 2013
Today's vegan bake sale was in Appleton, Wisconsin. It will be continued tomorrow, along with 44 other vegan bake sales, from Tasmania to South Korea.
April 19, 2013
PREHEAT YOUR OVENS!
April 19, 2013
Some firsts this year in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale:
April 17, 2013
- The country of Germany— with 12 participating vegan bake sales*
- The city of Toronto—with four participating vegan bake sales*
April 13, 2013
Today's awesome vegan bake sales were held in:
Parkville (Melbourne), Australia
Fredericksburg, Virginia (photo at right)
Check them out!
(If they have a Facebook event or website, you can probably see some early photos.)
LOTS more vegan bake sales on the way...
April 6, 2013
kicked off the 2013 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale season with a fantastic music and bake sale benefit
for the Worcester VegFest
. Read more about the group, the event, and the Worcester VegFest here
This weekend's early vegan bake sales are in Camarillo, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Framingham, MA—starting today! Check them out!
Just these four events exemplify the wonderful diversity of vegan bake sales. Each one is awesome in its own way, and combines delicious vegan outreach with helping out worthy causes.
April 4, 2013
Over 100 bake sales...and counting!
Want to join? The rules are simple! Basically: Hold a vegan bake sale. Let us know (once you're about 90% sure). New at bake sales? We've got TONS of tips
for success and meaningful fun
March 31, 2013
On the schedule page
, this symbol indicates groups that have organized vegan bake sales for all five years of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. Thank you
to all those groups for being so awesome!
March 28, 2013
We've got over 75 vegan bake sales so far on the schedule
, from Australia to Wales, from North Carolina to South Africa, with new sign-ups every day!
What about your group, or you and your friends? Putting on a vegan bake sale may be easier than you think. We've got more bake sale tips
than any site on the web, to get you started, and a bake sale checklist
to insure fun and success.
To join this meaningful world party
, simply fill out the easy-as-pie signup form
when you're 90% sure you're going to have a vegan bake sale, we'll put you on the schedule, and get ready to represent awesomely!
March 12, 2013
2013 WORLDWIDE VEGAN BAKE SALE SHIRTS FOR SALE!
The new 2013 shirts are ready for sale at the Zazzle store
Some background on the shirts... We endeavor to sell only sweatshop-free shirts. Unfortunately, those are the highest-priced shirts. All the shirts have the same base price, but light-colored shirts cost a little more than white, and dark-colored shirts cost more than light-colored shirts (Zazzle makes those rules).
However, Zazzle has sales almost every week
, so take advantage of that when you buy. Click on the sales announcement that appears at the top of the page when you go to the store.
Feel free to try various shirt colors for a design; you may be pleasantly surprised at how different background colors bring out different parts of the design.
In addition to the awesome 2013 shirts by Reagan Kimball and Vik Jardine (see below for more info on the winning designers), you can also buy the awesome 2012 shirts from Jessi Van Pelt, Bonnie Goodman, and Amber Ford.
Send us a photo of you wearing one of the shirts (preferably at a vegan bake sale!) and we may feature it in our 2013 highlight pages—with your approval, of course!
Note: Zazzle is not limited to the United States! To use Zazzle from countries around the world, click on your country of choice here
, then add "/veganbakesale" to the url in your browser window or serarch on "veganbakesale." in the Zazzle search form. Then almost everything you see will be in your chosen language and currency.
March 11, 2013
Winners of the
2013 WORLDWIDE VEGAN BAKE SALE
TEE SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST
...And the Winning Designs!
Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry for our tee shirt design contest!
The voting committee (which did not know the identity of any of the designers) deliberated and the voting was close, like last year, but two winners emerged. And here they are:
(top design) of Maryland owns RK Design and Printing
(website under construction). She has created designs for a number of vegan outreach events.
is originally from France, currently living in Germany. Her portfolio is here
and, specifically, a showreel of her video work is here
Major shout-outs to Reagan and Vik!
We hope to have these new designs on shirts in our Zazzle store
, ready for sale, by tomorrow. We'll give all the details here and on our Facebook
Thanks once again to everyone who sent in a design. We will do this next year!
(FYI—and bad timing—currently Zazzle is having some problems, so the Zazzle link on the left is displaying incorrectly; but the part of the link that says “view more products by veganbakesale” still works! The problem is supposed to be fixed soon.)
March 5, 2013
A first for the Wordwlde Vegan Bake Sale! Our sponsoring organization, A Well-Fed World
, placed a full-page ad for the WVBS in E/The Environmental Magazine
March 4, 2013
Much appreciation to Making My Mark
blogs for featuring an interview and guest post, respectively, about the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale! March is a crucial promotion month, so this really helps. Thanks for being awesome!
March 1, 2013
This year our invitation to participate in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale that we send to groups across the globe is in three
languages besides the original English: French, Italian, and Spanish.
Many thanks to Denise Filippin
, Jc, Kirsten Jardine, and Fabricio for translating the document into Italian
, and Spanish
. For this valuable work—all on a volunteer basis—we are very grateful and award the Certificate of Awesomeness and Appreciation.
The 2013 tee shirt design contest
ends at the end of Sunday. We'll announce the winners next week, and soon afterward you'll be able to buy shirts with the winning designs! Watch this space for details...
February 25, 2013
Because we got a late start this year, we're extending the 2013 tee shirt design contest until Sunday March 3
. So you have close to two weeks to get in your awesome design that could end up on WVBS shirts around the globe. Details are here
February 17, 2013
We've already got participants from Austria, Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Mexico, and the US, and there are lots more awesome bake sales in the works!
What about your group? You can sign up here
and be part of the “meaningful (and delicious) world party.”
The 2013 tee shirt design contest is on until February 28. Your design can be on WVBS shirts around the world! Details are here
February 8, 2013
We're slowly but surely gaining particpants for 2013 from around the world
is easy, and we've got lots of tips
for having a successful, stress-free vegan bake sale!
The 2013 tee shirt design contest is on until February 28. Details below
January 29, 2013
We already have a couple of early signups
for this year.
We're just about to start sending invitations to groups around the world, so the schedule page should gradually fill up between now and April.
Remember, you don't have to know every detail of your bake sale when you sign up
to particpate. Be about 90 percent sure (or more) that you're going to have a vegan bake sale, fill in as many fields as you can, and please update us later when the details fill in, either by email
or by re-filling out the signup form.
The 2013 tee shirt design contest is on until February 28. Details below!
January 20, 2013
Announcing the Second Annual
WORLDWIDE VEGAN BAKE SALE TEE SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST
Here's a chance to put your artistic creativity to good use, and possibly become rich and famous. Famous, anyway.
This year's contest will be almost exactly the same as last year's popular contest
. Here's how it works:
- Send your design to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28, 2013 March 3, 2013.
- One week later, we'll announce two winners!
- We'll create tee shirts (and maybe other products down the road, such as aprons) emblazoned with the winning design, and sell them on the WVBS Zazzle store. We'll proudly and enthusiastically mention the designers and link to their websites or portfolios in the product descriptions. Of course, the winners get free tee shirts.
- Profits from the sales will go to Compassion for Animals (CfA). Even though the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale is now a program of A Well-Fed World (AWFW), AWFW is generously donating the profits to CfA, which started the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale.
- This design is for the front of the shirt. (The shirts won't have any design on the back.)
- We only sell sweatshop-free shirts. Most of the shirts in this category are available in multiple colors, but the organic shirts are only available in "natural" (off-white)—so the design should look good against this background. If you click around on any of the shirts in our Zazzle store, you can see all the available background colors.
- The size of the image should be either 14 inches by 12 inches OR 12 inches by 14 inches, as described here: http://www.zazzle.com/mk/custom/imageguidelines.
There is no limit on the number of colors in the design. The design must include "Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale" (but no year; when we asked some WVBS participants, they overwhelmingly preferred no year on the shirts). Optionally, you can also include the WVBS URL—www.VeganBakeSale.org.
- For the contest, you can send a jpg, png, gif, or pdf file, or a link. (We'll want hi-res—300dpi—versions of the winning designs eventually.)
- The judges will be the Compassion for Animals Board of Directors and the WVBS Board of Advisors (which helps out with the WVBS in various ways).
- None of the judges or anyone in their families, or anyone working for or closely afilliated with Compassion for Animals or A Well-Fed World can enter the contest.
- Last year's winners cannot enter this year's contest.
- For everyone else: You can enter—and even submit the same designs—year after year.
For more details on the contest, including licensing agreements and final image requirements, please click here
If you have any questions about the contest, please ask us at email@example.com
and we'll get back to you quickly!
Let the excitement begin!
January 15, 2013
We're getting the website and materials ready for the 2013 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale.
January 1, 2013
The "official" dates of the 2013 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale are Saturday April 20, 2013 through Sunday April 28, 2013.
December 29, 2012
Reminder! You can buy sweatshop-free Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale tee shirts here
. Each shirt is emblazoned with a winning design from our contest
in early 2012. The 2012 winning designs are from Amber Ford
, Bonnie Goodman
, and Jessi Van Pelt
We'll be holding the contest again in 2013, so stay tuned for details.
December 22, 2012
A long-overdue shout-out and thank-you to the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale Board of Advisors
. These five people have helped the WVBS in a myriad of ways.
Though the board is informal, their advice and ideas have been a big factor in the success of the WVBS for the past year-plus. In addition, they each have been involved with WVBS as participants, and do lots of amazing things (vegan outreach and more) in other capacities.
December 22, 2012
We want to award our Certificate of Awesomeness and Appreciation to the entire country of Germany. Germany joined the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale in 2012 in a big way—with 14 vegan bake sales
! You can view some of these fantastic bake sales in the highight pages
November 27, 2012
is starting a new amateur baking competition show, and is looking for participants
. Here's your chance to represent for vegan baking on a major TV network (and be a star)! The instructions for applying to be on the show are HERE
. The deadline is December 15
. Non-professional bakers only.
October 24, 2012
We are now part of A Well-Fed World!
The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS) has grown over the years,and has become too big for Compassion for Animals
, the group that started the event. We are happy to announce that the WVBS will now be a project of A Well-Fed World
(AWFW), a vegan organization advocating for ALL people to have enough food and the right kinds of food...foods that maximize well-being and minimize harm to people, animals and the planet.
The WVBS will be just about the same as always, with the same people running it, and Compassion for Animals will continue to be a participant.
We'll have some more news about this exciting partnership down the road.