News Archive

These news items go back to the beginning of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. They're listed in reverse chronological order.
We added a menu option (under “Past Highlights”) that points to the amazing posters from 2012 bake sales.

Note: The poster page this year is a Facebook album that was gradually built up as participants created them. To save time, since the posters were already in one place, with lots of comments, we just have the menu item pointing there. We realize not everyone has Faacebook access, and we hope to create a separate 2012 posters page on the website as in prior years.
2012 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale Wrap-Up

This year, there were 159 groups or individuals who organized bake sales, and 166 bake sales—214 if you count each day of a multi-day bake sale as a separate bake sale.

We had some new countries: Croatia, Germany, India, and Mexico. Welcome! There were also lots of new cities, including Hobart (Australia), Salzburg (Austria), Glasgow (Scotland), Sudbury (Canada), and Memphis (US).

Participants raised over 50,000 dollars for a wide variety of fabulous causes—and of course raised awareness about the diversity and deliciousness of vegan baked goods. Thanks for being awesome!

Next year, 2013, is the fifth anniversary of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. Stay tuned for more news about that, and for some other announcements...
Page 4 of 2012 Vegan Bake Sale highlights is now up!

If you participated in the 2012 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale and you have photos, and you're not included in the highlights pages, and you want to be, please get in touch with us and we'll add you ASAP!
Page 3 of 2012 Vegan Bake Sale highlights is now up!
Sorry about the long hiatus. The first two 2012 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale highights pages are up! More will follow shortly...
This is preliminary but bake sales in the 2012 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS) probably raised over 50,000 dollars for various causes.

(As always, participating groups can do whatever they want to with their bake sale proceeds, though in practice, most give the money to charities, or the group holding the bake sale is itself a charity and uses the bake sale as a fundraiser.)

The local press stories of participating vegan bake sales have been outstanding. This is a result of great promotion and community outreach by participating groups!

And it's not over yet! There are a few groups extending the love by holding late bake sales this weekend and next weekend. Please check them out if they are in your area!

2012 Highlight pages coming soon...
There are over 50 vegan bake sales happening around the world this weekend as part of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. We'll have plenty of highlights here soon, but in the meantime you can just search for "vegan bake sale" and "vegan bakesale" online (or in twitter specifically) to catch the buzz!

Next weekend there will be 60 vegan bake sales (at last count—we're still gettting signups), and during the week there are lots scheduled also. The full schedule is here. Visit the one nearest you, and support a good cause as well as your local, talented, hard working bakers!
Here's a small sliver of recent media mentions of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale:

Vegan bake sale coming to Boca Raton later this month

Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale coming to Vancouver, New West, and Victoria

Table Talk: McMinnville, Walla Walla among best food towns; vegan bake sale; Pizza Hut's abomination

Vegan Bake Sale Set for May 5 at F.C. Community Center
Here are some preview pictures from bake sales this past weekend in Oakland and Oakland and Phoenix, respectively.

Later in the year, we'll have highlights pages that contain or link to all the vegan bake sale pictures we know of.

   
  • There's just over One Week left until the official start of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS)! But there are some awesome early vegan bake sales this weekend:

    Friday April 13 — Oakland, CA
    Saturday April 14 — Phoenix, AZ
    Saturday April 14 — Oakland, CA
    Saturday April 14 — Deland, FL
  • Check out these amazing posters from vegan bake sales in the 2012 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale! (We'll also have a 2012 Posters page on the web site once most of the bake sales are completed.)
  • Only Two Weeks left until the official start of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS)! But there are some fantastic early and late vegan bake sales. The full schedule is here.
  • It's never too late to sign up for the WVBS! If holding an event during the oficial week-plus (April 21-29) is impractical, that's ok; we're lenient on the dates. Our vegan bake sale tips page may make things easier (and more successful), and the signup form is here.
  • Reminder: For more frequent updates of the WVBS, you can follow our Facebook and/or twitter pages.
  • New countries in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale this year (so far) are: Croatia, Germany, India, and Mexico. Welcome! What about your country?
  • Why not team up to hold a vegan bake sale? Maybe your group is a little short on volunteers, but you know another group in the same situation, and the two groups together have enough of everything. The groups don't even have to be the same type—a vegan advocacy group could join with an environmental group; a church group and an animal rescue could team up. The two groups split the efforts and the proceeds. Team-ups can build community, attract more bakers and customers, and be a lot of fun. Compassion for Animals and some other groups have done this with great success; email us if you have questions.
  • Less than three weeks before the official start of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale! Here's a great article if you waited until the last minute but want to join: How To Put Together a Bak Sale FAST.
  • Shout-out to Germany, which has five Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale events (so far) planned:

    Freising, April 28
    Cologne, April 28
    Karlsruhe, April 28
    Potsdam, date not set yet
    Berlin, date not set yet
  • In addition to the bake sale posters page that we put up each year after most of the bake sales are done. this year we also have a Facebook photo album of the posters, which is updated almost daily. Check out the diversity of creativity!
Tacoma, WA vegan bake sale   London, ON vegan bake sale

One of the unexpected bonuses of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale has been the great posters created by so many participating groups. Here are three of the early ones this year—from Tacoma, Washington, London, Ontario, and Appleton, Wisconsin.

Expect some more news about posters soon.

Also, the Peace To All Creatures online vegan bake sale is on (through Monday). Check it out...
The Peace to All Creatures online vegan bake sale, part of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, starts tomorrow, March 18.

If you are in the continental United States, bid on baked goods presented on the Peace to All Creatures blog; items will be shipped to those who bid the highest for the items.

Proceeds are going to thre great charities.
Welcome to new (and returning) Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale participants in:
Alameda, California; Pula, Croatia; Freising, Germany;
Rochester, New York; Carrboro, North Carolina;
Vancouver, British Columbia; Moorhead, Minnesota;
Halifax, UK; Missoula, Montana; New York, New York;
Bristol, UK; Palatine, Illinois; Emeryville, California;
New Westminster, British Columbia; Rancho Cucamonga, California;
Appleton, Wisconsin; Portland, Oregon;
Olympia, Washington...and online (starting this Sunday, March 18).

The full schedule (updated frequently) is here.

What about your group? Join the meaningful world party by organizing a vegan bake sale and signing up here (or emailing info@veganbakesale.org with the required fields or a link that has the required fields).
WORLDWIDE VEGAN BAKE SALE SHIRTS FOR SALE!
We finally got our Zazzle store ready; now you can buy shirts with winning designs from our Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale shirt design contest!

The store features designs by Jessi Van Pelt, Bonnie Goodman, and Amber Ford. We are selling all of the American Apparel (AA) styles offered by Zazzle. AA shirts cost a little more, but they are sweatshop-free. They also have a couple of organic options. Profits go to Compassion for Animals, to help support running and promoting the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale.

We will probably be tweaking the store over the next couple of weeks, but it's open for business!

QUICK SALE GOING ON NOW: Through Thursday March 8, Zazzle is offering $5 off all tee shirts. Enter "STPATTEESALE" at checkout in the "Zazzle Coupons/Gift Certificates" box. You should see a clickable banner about the sale at the top of the store.

We hope you like the shirts! Send us a photo of you wearing one of the shirts (preferably at a vegan bake sale!) and we may feature it in our 2012 highlight pages!

Note: Zazzle is not limited to the United States. You can access the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale Zazzle store using any of these international links:
Winners of the
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 came up with not two winners (as originally planned), but three! The voting was very close among all winning designs. And here they are:

Jessi Van Pelt has helped organize two WVBS bake sales with Vegetarians of Central Florida, in 2009 and 2011. She is co-publisher of Peace to All Creatures, a quarterly zine about veganism, arts and crafts, animals, civil rights, the environment, health, recipes and more. Article submissions welcome! All profits go to animal-related charities. Jessi's Etsy store, The Ginger Card Company, sells vegan-themed jewelry and the aforementioned zine.

   
Bonnie Goodman participated in the WVBS last year and has an event planned for this year. She is a glass bead maker and jewelry designer whose work features vegan themes and nature scenes. Bonnie and her husband Parke run the Mordam Art Gallery and are the founders of Live and Let Livingston, which provides vegan meals to veterinarians and volunteers during free spay/neuter clinics, teaches cooking classes, and hosts popular vegan potlucks.

Amber Ford is a member of Vegans and Vegetarians of Alberta, which has participated in the WVBS from 2009 through 2011. She sells some of her designs on her Zazzle store.

Although the contest was open to anybody, most of the entrants (including the three winners) have participated in the WVBS one or more years or are affiliated with groups that have participated.

We hope to have the designs ready for sale soon, on shirts, and maybe aprons. We'll give all the details here and on our Facebook and twitter pages.

Thanks once again to everyone who sent in a design. We may do this every year!
Certificate of Awesomeness and Appreciation
We're proud to award the Certificate of Awesomeness and Appreciation to Denise Filippin and Juliani Lembi Way, who translated our invitation to participate in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale into Italian and Portuguese, respectively.
Note: The tee shirt design contest ends at the end of today. We'll announce the winners this week, and soon afterward you'll be able to buy shirts with the winning designs! Watch this space for details...
This is the last week of the 2012 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale tee shirt contest! Be famous and help spread the love! Contest ends Sunday, February 19.
Certificate of Awesomeness and Appreciation
We're bringing back the Certificate of Awesomeness and Appreciation that we used in 2009. The first recipient of the award in 2012 is our intrepid volunteer Barb, who has worked tirelessly the last three years maintaining the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale email list and finding potential participants. Her efforts have played a huge role in the success of the WVBS.
Welcome to the most recent participants in the 2012 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale:

Omega Creations-Nadia Fresolone (Toronto, ON)
Sugar Lush (San Diego, CA)
Fettle Vegan (Fullerton, CA)
Nyamaeset Rejuvenation Centre (Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria)
Lisa Bohrer (Frostburg, MD)
The Chocolate Shoe Box (Seattle, WA)
Ms. Cupcake (London, UK)

The full schedule (updated frequently) is here.

Signing up is simple! Use the "easy as pie" signup form, or send us an email with the required fields or a link that has the required fields.

Reminder: The tee shirt design contest is still on! Details below...
Check out this cool poster for the Salzburg and Vienna vegan bake sales. It includes info about both bake sales, plus a recipe, plus a link to more recipes—and it looks great, too!
We're already getting some early signups for Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale 2012. Click here for the first cut of the 2012 schedule.

The tee shirt design contest is still on! Details below...
WORLDWIDE VEGAN BAKE SALE TEE SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST
In 2010, The Herbivore Clothing Company created and sold an awesome Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS) tee shirt. Thank you, Herbivore! But that was a limited run, and the shirts are now collectors' items.

Since the Herbivore shirts were so popular, and tee shirts are cool ... we're holding a WVBS tee shirt design contest! Your design can be the next WVBS shirt, worn by people all over the planet!

Here's how it works:
  • Send your design to info@veganbakesale.org by February 19, 2012.
  • 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 new WVBS Zazzle store (in progress). We'll proudly and enthusiastically mention the designer 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, to help with the cost of running and promoting the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale.
More Info:
    WVBS tee shirts in Sydney
  • This design is for the front of the shirt. (The shirts won't have any design on the back.)
  • Our plan is only to 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 this link, you can get an idea of the various 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 can enter the contest.
WVBS tee shirt in New York
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 info@veganbakesale.org and we'll get back to you quickly!

Let the excitement begin!
The "official" dates of the 2012 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale are Saturday April 21, 2012 through Sunday April 29, 2012.
Major thanks to author / chef Joni Marie Newman for pointing people to this website in her excellent book, The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet.
We're slowly getting ready for WVBS 2012.
Many thanks to Vegan Mainstream for the article and interview about the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale!
We added a bake sale checklist to help make sure that you don't forget anything at your bake sale. The list is a balance between only the most common items and every conceivable option. We hope it is useful!
This vegan bake sale in Seoul raised $1000—in three hours—for the UN's World Food Programme, “to help the famine-relief efforts in East Africa.” Check out the yummy baked goods in the link!
We added more new tips to our bake sale tips page.
A Book Worth Reading has a great review of Carla Kelly's Quick & Easy Vegan Bake Sale (scrumptious recipes and highly recommended) — and an awesome video of a 2010 vegan bake sale put on by the amazing SF Vegan Bake Sale crew. The video shows that vegan bake sales are fun, creative, exciting, invigorating, educational, community-building events.
Although participants in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS) are not required to reveal how much money their bake sales made, most do. Between that and conservative estimates of the the proceeds of the remainder of the partipating bake sales, we can say with a high degree of confidence that the WVBS raised $50,000 for charity this year, bring the three-year total to $120,000.

Yay and abundant apreciation to everyone who helped organize these bake sales, and everyone who bought stuff at them!
The final two pages of 2011 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS) highights are now up!

If you have photos from a vegan bake sale that was part of the 2011 WVBS and would like them included in the highlights pages, please email us at info@veganbakesle.org.
Vegan bake sales go on all year, and they are just as awesome as during the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. Here are two coming up, both being held by yoga centers.

On Sunday August 7, Open Heart Yoga School in Carrboro, North Carolina is holding a vegan bake sale to raise money so the school can adopt Ellen the pig, who was rescued from a factory farm and now lives at Farm Sanctuary.

On Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11, Flow Yoga Center in Washington, DC is holding a vegan bake sale vegan bake sale in support of One Common Unity, whose aim is “to nurture sustainable, caring communities & support socially responsible entrepreneurship through a variety of local and global arts initiatives, omni-media programming, and innovative peace education services.”
Three more pages of 2011 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale highights are up! More on the way...
Better late than never! The first three 2011 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale highights pages are up! Several more highlights pages will follow soon...
On our twitter page, we try to tweet about every vegan bake sale going on. We may not get every one, since there are more happening every year (a wonderful “problem” to have), but we try! If you're on twitter and we don't tweet about your vegan bake sale, please send a tweet to @wwveganbakesale and we'll re-tweet at a minimum!
Just added! Check out these posters from 2011 vegan bake sales around the world!
We added even more tips to our bake sale tips page.
We've had quite a variety of bake sales in the 2011 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale:
  • Participating bake sales ranged from small lemonade stands to 50-baker extravaganzas.
  • Bake sale organizers included vegan cookbook authors, farm sanctuaries, companion animal rescue organizations, retail stores, meetup chapters, restaurants, bakeries, tea houses, caterers, student animal advocacy groups, and much more.
  • Some bake sales included raffles, bake-offs, book-signings, swap meets, pet adoptions, and Earth Day celebrations.
And it's not over yet! There are still bake sales scheduled in Missoula, San Francisco, and St. Louis!
Here's the Flickr album for 2011 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale events that are not otherwise on the Internet. Most likely, we'll be adding more photos to the album. 2011 highlight pages, with lots of links to lots of bake sale pictures, are coming soon!
Although there are still fabulous vegan bake sales going on (some groups or individuals were unable to schedule their bake sales during the main week), we can already say that the 2011 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS) has been a tremendous success!

Over 150 groups have participated, and we estimate that $50,000 will be raised from all the bake sales this year, bringing the cumulative three-year WVBS fundraising total to well over $100,000.

This success is due most of all to the wonderful bake sale organizers and volunteers who have shown the delicious diversity of vegan baked goods to people all over the world, while raising money for a wide variety of worthy causes. But we also owe a huge debt of gratifitude to everyone who reported on and promoted the WVBS, and everyone who helped out in any way. The WVBS has always been, and will always be, a group effort.

We'll have more details soon, including links to pictures and local write-ups. But we first wanted to say “Thank you for helping to change the world, one cruelty-free bite at a time!”
Thanks to CNN's Eatocracy.com web site, for this awesome story on the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. It features dazzling recipes, interviews with authors and bake sale organizers, and more! Check it out!
Here are two of the many awesome posters of recently signed-up groups holding vegan bake sales in the next few days.

There are vegan bake sales going on around the world this week—some run all week long!

Next weekend there will be about 70 vegan bake sales happening worldwide—even more than last weekend!

The full schedule is here.

In addition to raising funds for a wide variety of worthy causes, vegan bake sales show that you don't have to be cruel to be kind, or to to have world-class tasty baked desserts and savory items. Check out the vegan bake sale nearest you to find out more. One bite is worth a thousand words!
Vegan Bake Sales Galore!

Between now and Sunday, there will be 50 vegan bake sales, from Alaska to Australia, featuring a diversity of delicious delectables—with lots more coming after that! And these numbers will probably rise; we're getting new signups every day!

Check out the schedule for the bake sale nearest you. Help yourself to some tasty treats, or maybe even volunteer to bake something for the event. If you can bake, you can bake vegan. We've got links to over 1000 vegan baking recipes.

Cruelty-free calories for compassionate causes!
Here are some of the fabulous posters of vegan bake sales coming up in the next three weeks.

First row: Chicago, IL, Barboursville, WV
Second row: Minneapolis, MN, Dallas, TX
Third row: London, ON, Bristol, UK
Fourth row: Tacoma, WA, Tampa, FL

Chicago Vegan Bake Sale  

Minneapolis Vegan Bake Sale  

London, Ontario Vegan Bake Sale  

Tacoma Vegan Bake Sale  

Another way to hold a vegan bake sale...and raise funds for a worthy cause, in this case the victims of the disasters in Japan. And you don't even need a location.

Chocolate-Covered Katie has put together an amazing blog vegan bake sale, in which readers of the blog donate baked good items and specify how far they'll ship them, and other readers bid on the items.

Tomorrow, April 5, you'll be able to bid on a huge number and variety of sweet and savory creations. The most recent posts in the Chocolate-Covered Katie blog explain the details, and give a few sneak peaks at the goodies that will be available.

Based on the awesomeness of Chocolate-Covered Katie's event, in the future we may further incorporate online vegan bake sales into the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale.

(Pictured: Katie's Hot Chocolate Fudge Babies, one of many temptations open for bidding tomorrow on the Chocolate-Covered Katie blog.)
TWO vegan bake sales for Japan this Sunday, April 3

Chicago and Omaha!

Chicago Vegan Bake Sale

Omaha Vegan Bake Sale
FIVE vegan bake sales for Japan this Saturday, April 2

Salt Spring Island (British Columbia), Winnipeg, Santa Cruz, Akron, and Sacramento!

(Note: the delectable concoction in the photo below is one of the renown vegan Nanaimo bars made by the host of the Salt Spring Island vegan bake sale.)

Salt Spring Island (British Columbia) Vegan Bake Sale  

Sacramento Vegan Bake Sale  


Unique Cookbook Giveaway!
One Day Only!

(A few restrictions apply.)

Starting at 6am U.S. Eastern time, March 29, the next person or group that signs up to do a bake sale and indicates in the "comments to us" section of the signup form (or in a follow-up email to info@veganbakesale.org) that they're interested in the cookbook offer, wins a FREE case—20 copies—of the superb cookbok, My Sweet Vegan, by Hannah Kaminsky—courtesy of our good friends at Go Dairy Free.

There are some restrictions with this offer; here they are:
  1. Due to costs, we have to limit this one offer to U.S. participants.
  2. You can sell the books at any price you like, whenever you like, as long as the proceeds go to your bake sale nonprofit charity.
  3. The offer only lasts one day. It ends at 6am US Eastern time on March 30.
  4. You have to have a bake sale—vegan, of course. :)
About My Sweet Vegan: This book really hits the “sweet spot.” It's filled with recipes that are an inspired blend of classic and innovative—perfect for bake sales. Apricot Biscotti, Butterscotch Blondies, Chai “Cheese” Cake, Coconut Custard Pie...you can practically taste these wonderful dishes from the titles. But wait until you see the amazing photos; they're guaranteed to tempt you into making these divine creations, so you can totally indulge in their heavenly vegan goodness—and share them with others, of course. The book even has a special dog treat recipe, for our canine friends and bake sale customers.

Shout-out: Please check out Go Dairy Free! It is an awesomely informative web site and strong supporter of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale!
Cookbook Giveaway!

Starting at midnight (12am U.S. Eastern time), March 28, the next person or group that signs up to do a bake sale gets a free copy of The Joy of Vegan Baking, by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.

If you're even thinking about vegan baking, you have to have this book! It is a tour de force of vegan baked goods: muffins, biscuits, cupcakes, pies, crips, pudding, breads—and much more. Lots of bake sale-worthy recipes! Wonderfully photographed.

Contest details: We'll ship the book to the winning group or person once they have their bake sale. If they cancel, the second group to sign up wins the book.
Honolulu Vegan Bake Sale  


This year, vegan bake sales responding to the disaster in Japan are occurring just before the scheduled Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, and overlapping with it, so we have all combined into a month-plus-long vegan bake sale powerhouse for peace.

Three of the bake sales for Japan happening very soon are in Honolulu on Friday March 25, Atlanta on Saturday March 26, and Las Vegas on Sunday March 27. Check them out!

If you scroll through the schedule, you can see all the bake sales for Japan, as well as all the other wonderful bake sales raising funds in a cruelty-free way for various worthy causes.
Calling all bakers! Vegan and non-vegan! And other people! All bake sales can always use more bakers and other helpers. Here's the full schedule, and the following bake sales are explicitly putting out the call for bakers: Participating in a bake sale is fun and builds community. Vegan bake sales combine fundraising, creativity, community spirit, and outreach.

If you can bake, you can bake vegan. This site has vegan bake sale tips and links to thousands of tried and true vegan baking recipes. Your vegan bake sale organizers will help, too.

Thinking about it, but don't consider yourself a good baker? Something easy like cookies without fancy toppings usually works well. Most baking books and many online sites have great "baking 101" sections, and many forums have super-friendly vegan bakers for support and advice. Read the recipe carefully (and read it through before you start), line up all your ingredients, make sure you use them all, perhaps buy an oven thermometer to calibrate your oven, etc. You'll be a pro in no time.

Besides bakers, bake sale organizers usually can use more people to fold boxes, make labels, contact venues, design and put up fliers, and do miscellaneous tasks. There are many ways to participate in the meaningful fun—including buying stuff at the bake sale!
Brody's Bakery in Shawnee Mission, Kansas has participated in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS) the last two years, with proceeds going to the Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center, “dedicated to serving children with developmental disabilities from birth to six years of age” in a supportive, positive environment. Brody's Bakery is 100 percent vegan and gluten-free. The bakery held an early WVBS event this year which was a very successful fundraiser.
Congratulations to Toni Okamoto, organizing the Sacramento vegan bake sale for Japan on April 2nd, and winner of Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World!
Cookbook Giveaway!

Starting at midnight (12am U.S. Eastern time), March 16, the next person or group that signs up to do a bake sale gets a free copy of Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero.

Vegan bake sales throughout the world have featured cupcakes from this masterpiece. Some of the creations in Vegan Cupcakes are now classics: Cookies 'n' Cream, Chai Latte, and the sublime Pistachio Rosewater. Even if you have the book, it makes a wonderful gift and it looks great on a bake sale table.

Contest details: We'll ship the book to the winning group or person once they have their bake sale. If they cancel, the second group to sign up wins the book.
In the last couple of years or so, more and more groups are holding vegan bake sales on a regular basis, with one (or more) per year being part of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS). The Suburban Chicago Vegetarian Meetup put on its first vegan bake sale as part of the 2010 WVBS, and have been holding them ever since—and they keep getting better!

As a bonus, members of the group share some of their successful bake sale recipes.
Although we stress the "official" WVBS dates of April 23 through May 1, in terms of when to participate, we realize that sometimes this date range conflicts with a group's schedule. That's why we emphasize that if you can't hold a WVBS bake sale during the April 23–May 1 date range, you can hold one whenever it's convenient for you—preferably close to that timeframe, but there's no pressure at all; any time is great!

So far, it has always worked out fabulously: The bulk of the bake sales are held during the "official" period, so we get this packed week-plus of bake sales throughout the world that creates an impactful buzz and attracts mainstream media, but we also have bake sales that occur before and after that week, which spreads the love!
There are still some Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale tee shirts for sale from the fabulous Herbivore Clothing Company, at this link!

As of March 5, 2011, the following sizes are still available:

Womens' Small
Womens' Large
Womens' XXL
Unisex Small

This shirt might not be re-issued, so it may become a collector's item! There aren't many left, so order soon!
We're getting groups from Argentina to Washington state signing up to hold vegan bake sales. There are bake sales happening on four continents so far...looking for our first bake sale signups this year from Europe and Asia.

Huge welcome to all the particpants thus far, and we're looking forward to your group being next. Join the meaningful fun!
Congratulations to Tanya Roberts, who won a copy of Quick and Easy Vegan Bake Sale! Tanya will once again be organizing vegan bake sales in Calgary and Okotoks, Alberta.
Cookbook Giveaway!

Starting at midnight (12am U.S. Eastern time), February 20, the next person or group that signs up to do a bake sale gets a free copy of Quick and Easy Vegan Bake Sale, by Carla Kelly.

The book starts with super-useful sections on following baking recipes, planning vegan bake sales, and other relevant topics. Then come the 150 outstanding and imaginative recipes, ranging from favorites such as lemon bars and oatmeal-raisin cookies to “Why didn't I think of that?” combinations such as ginger-chocolate chip cookies and carrot and pistachio muffins. There are lots of savory selections, too. Quick and Easy Vegan Bake Sale will help ensure sweet success whether you're holding a major fundraiser or just looking for tasty dishes to enjoy at home.

Contest details: We'll ship the book to the winning group or person once they have their bake sale. If they cancel, the second group to sign up wins the book.
By request, we've created a general Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale brochure. It covers a little bit of everything: what the WVBS is, how to join, widespread dairy and egg cruelties, vegan baking, and more. Currently, it's a very simple download, print, and fold flier, but if there's interest we may make fancier and/or country-specific versions.

You could display this on your bake sale table or anywhere else. Feedback welcome!
Pigs Peace Sanctuary held their first vegan bake sale as part of the 2009 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, and now holds them regularly. Their next bake sale is Saturday February 12, from 12pm to 8pm, and Sunday, February 13, from 10am to 8pm. The bake sale will be held at Sidecar for Pigs Peace, an all-vegan store that helps support the sanctuary. If you would like to donate a baked good for this event, please email bakesale@pigspeace.org for more information. To learn more about Pigs Peace Sanctuary, you may want to watch this very nicely-done video.
Here are 2011 web banners and a general promo flier if you need them.
We're currently getting the web site ready for 2011. Pardon our dust! Very soon, we'll have things clean as a whistle, all organized, and ready to go—just like at a bake sale!
We now have a YouTube page with slide show highlights of the past two years' vegan bake sales. Here are the two slide shows for 2010:




The music for the second video is by Carol Gaylor and Bruce Katsu.

There are also two slide shows for 2009.

(The dolphin logo on the slides is from the slide show software. Sorry, it's distracting, but after a few slides usually you don't notice it.)
Another awesome bake sale coming up! Vegetarians of Central Florida is holding a bake sale on Wednesday January 20 from 6pm to 10pm. Location: Audubon Community Market in Orlando. Proceeds go to Journey's End Animal Sanctuary.
We added a section about taking pictures and videos on our bake sale tips page.
Are you part of a church group or boy or girl scout troop, and would like to participate in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale? Or do you know a church group or scouting troop that would like to participate? We welcome both these institutions to take part in the WVBS. Remember, you can use proceeds from your vegan bake sale however you'd like, including as a fundraiser for your organization, or as a donation to your favorite charity.
We're already at the point where just about every month there is at least one vegan bake sale going on—often several. In fact, some organizations hold vegan bake sales monthly or nearly so. At the current rate of vegan bake sales' increasing popularity, it may not be long before there are one or more vegan bake sales most weeks of the year. Vegan bake sales are becoming—or rather, are—a potent and popular fundraising and outreach tool. And they're fun!

Here are a few of the vegan bake sales happening soon; perhaps one is in your area:
We try to give a shout-out on our twitter page to all the vegan bake sales throughout the year that aren't part of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. If you hold a vegan bake sale, feel free to email info@veganbakesale.org or send a tweet to wwveganbakesale and we'll definitely tweet about the event.
Special shout-out to the Sydney Vegan Bake Sale crew. They were one of the first groups to sign on to the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale in 2009, and since then they have not only been big supporters of the WVBS, but have held vegan bake sales throughout the year to raise funds for various animal-related charities and to show the world how awesome vegan baking can be. And these bake sales are AMAZING — look at these photos, for example. Their next bake sale is November 6 and will benefit Charlie's Angel's Horse Rescue. If you're in or near Sydney, check them out: Support a great cause and bring home some delectible desserts.
Page 7 of the 2010 highlights is now up: New York, California, Virginia, Maryland, Singapore, and Romania!
It seems like every month there are more vegan bake sales! For instance, recently there were some great events in LA and Sydney, currently there's a three-day vegan bake sale going on in Louisville, and in a month there's an awesome-looking vegan bake sale happening in Montclair, New Jersey. All of these bake sales are raising money for fantastic causes, while showing the public the deliciousness and diversity of vegan baked goods.
Page 6 of the 2010 highlights is up! Ontario, British Columbia, California, Australia, and the UK. More to come...
Here are two great vegan bake sales coming up this weekend:

San Mateo, California — first ever Peninsula Vegan Bake Sale

Palatine, Illinois — the Suburban Chicago Vegetarian Meetup Group is raising funds for two very worthy causes
Awesome Vegan Bake Sales are Everywhere!

Here are some of the amazing vegan bake sales that have occurred recently or are scheduled to happen soon:
  • San Francisco — July 31
  • Sydney — August 28
  • Livingston, Montana — July 23
  • Vancouver — July 28. This event raised thousands of dollars—enough to spay, neuter, and relocate the hundreds of rabbits who were slated to be killed by the University of Victoria.
Page 4 of the 2010 highlights is up! British Columbia, Taiwan, Wisconsin, New York, California, Norway. More to come...
Tentative dates for the 2011 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale: Saturday April 23 through Sunday May 1.
Page 3 of the 2010 highlights is up! Australia, Arizona, New Jersey, New York. More to come...
Page 2 of the 2010 highlights is up! Seattle, Brazil, Kansas, South Africa, LA, Long Island. More to come...
This Thursday, June 17, from 6pm to 9pm: Vegan bake sale at the Cleveland Heights (Ohio) Street Arts Fair!
Finally, the first 2010 highlights page is up! Click on "Past Highlights" on the main menu. Many more to follow!
Two big vegan bake sales tomorrow!

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia: 8am to 2pm at Maitland Showground. Featuring chocolate/oreo, vanilla, carrot cake, and peanut butter cupcakes, and more—including gluten-free cookies! Proceeds to Animals Australia. Click here for details.

Reston, Virginia: 2pm to 4pm at North Point Village Center. Zizania, founded by a former pastry chef, will be selling such delectable creations as chocolate cake with coffee-rum icing, lemon-coconut cupcakes, tarte tatin, apricot frangipane—and much more! Click here for details.
2010 Highlights pages coming soon!
We're way behind schedule on this, but here is the start of the Flickr collection of “2010 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale photos that don't otherwise have a home on the Internet.” More to follow!
Last weekend, there were vegan bake sales in Brasilia, Stavanger, Norway, and San Francisco. This weekend, there will be vegan bake sales in Albany, New York and Portland, Oregon.
Still lots of awesome bake sales going on; not every group was able to schedule a bake sale in the April 24—May 2 period.

Coming soon: Highlights and pictures...
Just finished over 120 vegan bake sales around the world!!

HUGE thanks to EVERYONE who organized, baked, helped out, promoted — and bought stuff at the bake sales!! You all are AWESOME beyond words!

Note: It's not over yet! There are still over a dozen vegan bake sales “extending the love” beyond May 2. Click on "Who's Participating" at left to see the schedule for your area!!
40 vegan bake sales around the world tomorrow! From Adelaide to Anaheim; from Seoul to San Antonio!
CNN.com story on the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, by Brett Roegiers; Global bake sale is 'sweet' vegan activism. Includes lots of pictures of recent bake sales.
New totals: Over 135 vegan bake sales going on, over 120 of which are between April 24 and May 2. Click on "Who's Participating" at left to see the whole list!
Check out this Very positive piece on the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale from NBC Los Angeles.
Here are some photos from Sunday's vegan bake sale at MooShoes in New York. More pictures of 2010 vegan bake sales to come!
Here are some photos from vegan bake sales in Dublin and Sydney. More on the way!
Over 100 vegan bake sales between Saturday April 24 and Sunday May 2!! Bake sales in Brisbane and Sydney, Australia are already under way!
Get Your Bake Sale On!
Early vegan bake sales are already underway (such as today's vegan bake sale in Denver by Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary). Many more will take place starting this weekend—over 20 on Saturday alone, from Austin to Australia.

Thank you to everyone who helped organize a bake sale!! And to everyone who supports their local vegan bake sales!

Pre-heat your ovens! Bring your appetites!
There are over 110 vegan bake sales scheduled as part of the this year's Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale—95 of them (so far) are between April 24 and May 2.
Another great poster! This one is for the New Orleans vegan bake sales on April 30 and May 1.
Here's the cool flier for the Shawnee Mission, Kansas vegan bake sale, hosted by all-vegan Brody's Bakery, with proceeds going to an innovative autsim program.

Over the next few weeks, there will be close to 100 vegan bake sales, on six continents, from Shawnee Mission to South Australia to Singapore, raising money for all sorts of worthy causes, and showing tens of thousands of people that you can have a diversity of delciious baked goods without cruelty.


Check out this great video from Our Hen House and Kind Green Planet about the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale and their upcoming bake sale in New York City.

Thank you to the awesome GirlieGirl Army (“your guide to glamazon living”) for their post about the 2010 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. In addition to the useful info about the event, check out the bonus poster and vegan coconut macaroon recipe!
Major shout-out to Go Dairy Free!
  • The site's “Sweet Sundays” blog posts have been featuring the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale and vegan bake sale-worthy recipes.
  • Go Dairy Free's founder, Alisa Fleming, has offered WVBS participants a great deal on ten-packs of the superb vegan baking cookbook, My Sweet Vegan. For details, contact info@veganbakesale.org.
Here's a fantastic bake sale poster from Austin, Texas!
Austin bake sale poster   (Click to see larger image)
Thank you and a shout-out to VegDining.com, which is offering VegDining cards to 2010 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale participants. The cards entitle to you to discounts at various restaurants. For details, email info@veganbakesale.org. Also check out http://www.vegdining.com/Go.cfm?id=VegDiningCard.
Many thanks to Supreme Master Television! Click here for the first of two TV spots about the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale.
The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale tee shirts from Herbivore Clothing are now on sale here!

Not only that . . . Herbivore is donating money from every sale of the shirt to animal sanctuaries and vegan causes!

Yay and thank you, Herbivore!
Check out these awesome bake sale posters:
Here's an excellent step-by-step guide to organizing and holding a vegan bake sale, by two VegNews ace reporters who know bake sales.
A sample of recent online posts about the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale:

Welcome to newest participants in WVBS 2010:

Mayumi (Emeryville, CA)
Animal Liberation Parramatta (Sydney, Australia)
Tracey Lund (Bedfordshire, UK)
Bake Me Up! LA (Los Angeles, CA)
The Vegan Cafe (Houston, TX)
Kendy (Modesto, CA)
Cakes for Quake Victims (Ottawa, ON)
Cosmo's Vegan Shoppe (Marietta, GA)
Melissa (Salisbury, NC)
Jojo (Brighton, UK)
Vegan Society of PEACE (Houston, TX)
Vegan Society of Aotearoa, New Zealand (Gisborne, New Zealand)
Romanian Vegetarian Society (Bucharest, Romania)
Nature Gourmet Caterers (Miami, FL)
Promoters of Animal Welfare (Philadelphia, PA)
Compassion Over Killing (Austin, TX)
Becky and Friends (Appleton, WI)
Animalia/ Fauna (Helsinki, Finland)
Speak Out for Species (Athens, GA)
Try Vegan PDX (Portland, OR)
SARA Sanctuary Society for Animal Rescue & Adoption (Gruene, TX)
...and more!

What about your group?

Only five weeks left until the start of the official Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale mega week-plus. If you'd like to participate but cannot do it in that timeframe, we're lenient! To sign up, click here.

The full schedule (updated frequently) is here.
Major vegan bake sale in Austin, Texas this Friday, March 19, noon to 6pm, at Club Deville — Compassion Over Killing's vegan bake sale, in honor of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale and in conjunction with the SXSW (South By SouthWest) Festival. Click here for details.
Vegan Bake Sales are Blooming

In addition to the bake sales which are part of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, there are vegan bake sales that seem to popping up everywhere—and every one is an impressive fundraiser. Vegan bake sales are becoming an all-year-round fundraising phenomenon. And, as mentioned in previous news blurbs, every vegan bake sale shows the public see that it's possible to have a wonderful variety of delicious baked goods without the cruelty of dairy and eggs.

Here are four vegan bake sales coming up this month that are worth checking out:
Each of these bake sales will have a plethora of tasty treats. If one or more is in your area, go out and support your local hard-working, creative, and talented vegan bakers!
Click here to listen to podcast episode 8 from Our Hen House, which talks about the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (and other topics). Many thanks to Jasmin and Mariann from Our Hen House.

The special Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale tee shirts from Herbivore Clothing will be available for ordering near the end of March!

You'll be able to buy the shirt from Herbivore just like any of their other items (which you should check out).
On this weekend's podcast from Our Hen House, there's an interview and discussion about the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. Listen in!
Looking forward to being a guest on Animal Voices Vancouver, on Friday March 12. Animal Voices Vancouver airs every Friday from noon to 1pm. You can tune in at 102.7 FM in Vancouver or listen live online at www.coopradio.org.
Thank you to Vegan Soapbox for letting us write a guest post on the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale.
Vegan bake sales can be big gala affairs or one person at a table selling homemade cookies. It's all awesome. Besides raising funds for worthy causes and being great outreach, every bake sale shows the world that an individual can make a difference. Your bake sale may inspire others.
Reminder: If you want to get get your bake “sale” funded, by having a feed-in, you have to apply for funding 30 days prior to your event. So, for bake sales that are part of the WVBS, that means you have slightly more than a month left to send in your funding application.

For details about funding, click here.
Welcome to recent participants in WVBS 2010:

Bron's Bakes (East Yorkshire, UK)
Farm Sanctuary – California
Students Organized for Animal Rights (University of Arizona)
Adirondacks Animal Rights (Glens Falls, NY)
The Baker-V (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)
New Leaf Vegan Society (Leesburg, VA)
Chico for Animal Rights (Chico State University, CA)
The Animal Awareness Project (Baltimore, MD)
...and more!

To see all participants thus far, click here. We'll have the date-by-date part of the schedule up very soon.

Exciting pre-announcement!

Herbivore Clothing has designed a tee shirt for the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale and will soon be selling it at its store and on its web site!

Thank you, Herbivore!

Many thanks to Happy Cow for letting us write a guest post about the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale.
We added a link to the new Dunkin' Cruelty flier in our Veg Literature section. The Dunkin' Cruelty campaign by Compassion Over Killing is working to get Dunkin' Donuts, which has over 6000 locations and thus may be the largest network of convenience baked good shops in the world, to add vegan donuts to its menu. If much smaller companies such as Mighty-O Donuts can make vegan donuts that get rave reviews, so can Dunkin' Donuts.
Vegan Cupcake Power!
For Good Purposes

Bake sales in the 2009 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS) raised over $25,000 for a variety of causes. Several groups that participated in the 2009 WVBS and have continued to hold vegan bake sales on a regular basis have raised several thousand dollars more for charity. The vegan bake sales for Haiti in the last few weeks that originated from the Post Punk Kitchen have raised over $32,000 $40,000—and counting—for relief efforts in Haiti (for both human and animal victims). So vegan bake sales in the last year have raised close to $70,000 in donations to various worthy causes.

But that's only the half of it. At every vegan bake sale, customers learn that it's possible to make delicious cookies, muffins, cupcakes, brownies, cinnamon rolls, and just about every other type of baked good imaginable without the cruelties in the dairy and egg industries (including the horrors that occur during animal transport and in slaughterhouses). Vegan bake sales show that you don't need to be cruel to be kind.
This is not legal or tax advice! But...In the U.S. anyway, the cost of ingredients that you buy and include in baked goods that you donate to a bake sale may be counted as a charitable contribution on your tax return if the proceeds of the bake sale go to a registered charity (e.g., a 501(c)(3) charity in the U.S.). Disclaimer: Just a thought, not advice.
Here's a one-page promo flier for the 2010 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. It's a PDF that you can download and print as you'd like. As things proceed, we'll update the flier to keep it current. You can also get to it from the main menu, under "Links / Resources."
The 2010 schedule is slowly filling up. Remember, the signup form is here.
Lots of vegan bake sales for Haiti this weekend and the two weekends following. The Post Punk Kitchen Blog has the full roster.
The Singapore vegan bake sale was a big success, after a marathon three-day baking session in which a small tream of dedicated bakers made 3000 cookies!
The first bake sale for WVBS 2010 is this Monday, January 18, 2010, in Singapore. Bevin heard about the WVBS, signed up, and is putting together a big vegan bake sale at the School of the Arts. Very cool.

This is also the first Asian vegan bake sale that's part of the WVBS. With more to come; in fact there will be another vegan bake sale in Singapore, by the Vegetarian Society of Singapore (schedule listing is here).
Vegan bake sales in various cities to raise money for Haiti are being formed in the Post Punk Kitchen forum. Look for "Haiti" and your town, or start a new thread for your town.
East Bay vegan bake sale
This Saturday! January 9, 11am – 4pm. The very first East Bay Vegan Bake Sale. Details on this awesome poster or on their twitter page. Lots of tastiness, and the money goes to a great cause.
November Sydney bake sale


We're very tardy in reporting this, but check out these awesome, awesome photos from the November Sydney Vegan Bake Sale.
Just a reminder that we periodically update our vegan bake sale tips page.
We have some sample press releases and before too long we'll have more. Maybe these will come in handy for publicizing your bake sales.
Athens bake sale


Photos from last weekend's vegan bake sale in Athens, Greece are here.
The San Francisco vegan bake sale yesterday raised $4200 for the Food Empowerment Project and SaveABunny! There were seven tables of amazing vegan baked goods that were replenished throughout the day. Pictures of the epic event are here.
The San Francisco Vegan Bakers continue to raise bake sales to new heights. The next one is coming up this Saturday, December 5. Proceeds will go to SaveABunny—a wonderful organization. Details are here. And check out the latest awesome poster for the event.
To Happy Vegans has been selling some incredible stuff at their vegan bake sales at the Cabbages & Frocks Market in London. Check out these photos! More info here and here.
2010 web banners are now available from the main menu, under Links / Resources. We may have more down the road.
Two day vegan bake sale in Athens, Greece – December 12-13! Part of the Ilioupolis Animal Welfare Union Christmas bazaar. More details here.
The "What Is the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale?" page was moderately updated for 2010.
Page 6 of 2009 bake sale highlights is up!
The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale won the VegNewsVeg Event of the Year” award! A huge thank-you to everyone around the globe who made this possible! The full suite of Veggie Awards is in the November-December 2009 issue, which should be on the newsstands any day now.
Photos and highlights from two AWESOME bake sales yesterday: San Francisco (with 50 bakers!) and London.
Some very tasty bake sales coming up...

On Saturday, October 17, the "San Francisco vegan foodie cartel" is holding a major, major vegan bake sale. More details at http://sfveganbakesale.veg-table.net/

To Happy Vegans will be selling their delicious vegan baked goods at the lovely Cabbages and Frocks Market in London this Saturday, October 17 and various days through the end of November, and maybe forever after that. More details here!
Exciting development: Several groups that participated in the 2009 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale are holding vegan bake sales throughout the year!
This Saturday, October 3: An encore performance of the Humane League of Baltimore's successful and fun vegan bake sale at Station North Flea Market. Details here!
Attention, San Diego! The Animal Protection and Rescue League, in conjunction with San Diego Veg Pledge Week, is holding their much-anticipated vegan bake sale this Sunday, September 20. Click here for more details.
New page on the site: 2009 vegan bake sale posters. Enjoy!
This Saturday, September 5: the Humane League of Baltimore's vegan bake sale!
Exciting, tasty stuff at the Claremont, CA bake sales.
Latest 2009 bake sales: For five Wednesdays, starting Aug 19, to benefit Nandi & Friends Farmed Animal Sanctuary. More details here.
Tentative dates for the 2010 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale Mega Week: April 24 thru May 2. Going forward, we are looking at late April / early May. Main reasons: more school groups can join in, frosting and other stuff melts in hot weather (northern hemisphere; in the southern hemisphere it's a little less chilly). But remember, you can hold your bake sale any time!
The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale is on TV! Check out this segment from "LA This Week" about the bake sale hosted by Councilmember Ed P. Reyes. The link should take you right to the start of the feature. It may take a minute or so to load. You can also use the "Jump To" menu and select "Vegan Bake Sale"
We enjoyed meeting past and future bake sale participants at the Taking Action for Animals conference this weekend.
Check out the poster for the Oak Park, Illinois vegan bake sale, coming up this Saturday (July 25).
Major bake sale this Saturday, July 25, 2009 in Oak Park, Illinois!
2009 highlights, page 2 is now up, and there will be lots more highlights to come.
"Huge vegan Bake Sale" in Halifax, Nova Scotia tomorrow. Proceeds to area environmental and animal charities. Details here.
Click on "2009 Highlights" on the main menu, to see some photos and feedback from bake sales around the world. This is just the start; we'll have more highlights soon!
A belated shout-out to Diane E. Boichut, who designed our "Certificate of Awesomeness and Appreciation," which you can see here, here, and here.
COK bake sale

Our friends at Compassion Over Killing had a very successful bake sale in Takoma Park, Maryland on June 21, 2009.
We've been working on the infrastructure and fragile undercarriage of the web site, so it will be easier to modify and better able to handle new features and the onslaught of bake sale signups next year.

Note: There are still more bake sales this year! The next one scheduled is in Oak Park, Illinois.

Conservative estimate: Based on feedback so far, the first annual Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale will raise at least 25,000 dollars for various causes around the world, and will introduce nearly that many people to vegan baked goods.
Coconut lemon bundt cake

Through blazing heat and pouring rain, the Tampa bake sales shined, raising hundreds of dollars for Florida Voices for Animals. For a full report and pictures, click here.
Here are some STUNNING photos, plus an outstanding report and bonus recipe, from the June 20 Portland bake sale (one of three worldwide vegan bake sales in Portland).
Cool bake sale fliers from Spokane, Washington and Northampton, Massachusetts
Bake sales today from Auckland, New Zealand to Port Angeles, Washington! Full schedule here.
Australia kicks off the biggest vegan bake sale weekend in history!
Bake sale people: Take pictures if you can. For the big post-bake sale picture fest. Thanks!!
Here are some AMAZING photos from the Vancouver bake sale on June 14!
Four awesome bake sales today — in Wisconsin, Washington, Texas, and Arizona! Click here for details. Check them out if they're in your area: Pick up some super-tasty food while helping out a worthy cause and supporting your local hard-working bakers!
Coming soon: Lots of pictures!

We'll also have reports and wrap-ups from bake sales all over the world. The stuff being sold at these bake sales is AMAZING, an estimated $25,000 at least will be raised for a variety of worthy causes, and the bakers and organizers are simply AWESOME. Huge thank-you's!
Six bake sales tomorrow — Four in California, one in Portland, and one in DC. Details here. Good luck and good baking, everyone!
First of two vegan bake sales in Lagos, Nigeria today (Wednesday June 24)!
Two vegan bake sales today: Exeter, UK and Tempe, AZ!
Compassion for Animals, which is organizing (for lack of a better term) the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS), has created a simple bifold flier, aimed at non-vegans, and especially non-vegetarians, about reasons to go vegan. It only scratches the surface of the subject, and attempts to introduce vegetarianism and veganism—and explain the diference between the two—in a friendly, conversational style. It focuses on ethical issues, though it does briefly mention environmental and health aspects of an animal-free diet.

We wanted to ask each customer at our bake sales if we could give them some information about what our group does, and we decided we needed a flier with a vegan message that was small and unobtrusive, and emphasized the cruelty and suffering in the dairy and egg industries, since dairy and eggs are the two most common non-vegan ingredients in baked goods. That's how we ended up writing the flier. We'll probably tweak it over time, but we liked this first cut enough to pass it out at our bake sale last Saturday.

Except for the logo at the beginning of the flier and the footer at the end, the flier says nothing about Compassion for Animals. We kept it very non-group-specific and put it online as a Word document, so that others could use it, and replace the header and footer with their own materials if desired. We only ask that if you change any other text, please remove the Compassion for Animals logo and text from the document.

The flier isn't tied to the WVBS, or to bake sales, although it does make a passing reference to vegan desserts. (We'll have a WVBS handout down the road.)

To use the flier, print page one onto a piece of paper, then print page two on the other side of that paper, then fold the paper in half. You may need to tweak margins and possibly one or two page breaks. The flier may not be perfect, but perhaps it will be useful. You can download it here.
Amazing vegan food and outreach and fundraising have been going on all over this weekend! Stay tuned for more news on that. In the meantime, however, there are activities every day this week, starting tomorrow (Monday).
Bake Sales are On!

Lots of stuff sold; lots of outreach, fun, and deliciousness! Reports and pictures later...
More creative bake sale posters and fliers:

Although most of the news items on this page—like the bake sales themselves—are fun and upbeat, there is a serious side to all this. Vegan bake sales help show the world that we don't need to exploit animals to have a hugely satisfying, delicious variety of baked goods and desserts. We don't need to suffocate or grind up newborn chicks, as is done at hen hatcheries throughout the egg industry. We don't need to steal baby calves from their mothers and deprive them of their mothers' milk—the standard practice on dairy farms. (Watch this video for more on dairy.)

There are abundant cruelty-free options to provide moisture, binding, taste, and texture in baked goods. Let's strive for a world where we enjoy favorites like chocolate chip cookies and blueberry muffins, as well as creative dishes like cherry-chocolate danishes and orange-cranberry scones, but with compassion for all, avoiding harm and the infliction of suffering to animals as much as possible. On an individual basis, it is very easy to make that choice today! And in doing so, we—all of us—can, in effect, have our cake and eat it too.

In less than TWO DAYS, we'll kick off 84 bake sales in eight days!
From Australia to Arizona!
Less than FOUR DAYS until the mega-bake sale week!
Bakers and organizers: Do you have all your supplies?






Better late than never! Here are some banners with the URL in them. The second two say "We're participating" instead of "I'm participating," which may work better for groups.
Check out these cool bake sale posters!

Atlanta Ithaca Auckland Austin Houston Los Angeles

Did we leave any out? If you've got a poster for your vegan bake sale, let us know!
Three "early bird" bake sales this weekend!

Byfield, Massachusetts — Saturday June 13

Olney, Maryland — Sunday June 14

Vancouver, British Columbia — Sunday June 14 (with danishes!)
Compassion Over Killing
Shout-out to our friends at Compassion Over Killing (COK). COK is holding a bake sale in Takoma Park, Maryland, they've promoted the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale in their excellent VegDC.com, VegBaltimore.com, VegPortland.com, and VegAustin.com sites (each of which is a guide to local veg-friendly restaurants and other establishments), and they were a liason for the recent VegNews.com interview about the WVBS. COK has a string of successful campaigns for animals and recently won a 2009 Do-Gooder award for its "Side of Truth" TV commercial.
* * * Two Weeks To Go * * *
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But there are at least a couple more early bake sales going on before crunch week — and they're all awesome! More on them soon!
We'd like to give a huge shout-out to Farm Sanctuary, reknown for its farmed animal sanctuaries in New York and California, and its steadfast efforts for “a world where the violence that animal agriculture inflicts upon people, animals and the environment has ended, and where instead we exercise values of compassion.”

Farm Sanctuary is holding a bake sale in New York City, on the Upper West Side, on Saturday June 27, and in Chico, California on Thursday June 25. In Ithaca, New York, on June 27, friends and colleagues will hold a bake sale to raise funds for former Farm Sanctuary employee Chuck Pappas, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor earlier this year. You can read about Chuck's story here.

We hope you can make it out to one (or more!) of these bake sales, to enjoy delicious vegan baked goods and support these very worthy causes.
Louie Free

Certificate of Awesomeness and Appreciation
We'll be giving Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale updates every Wednesday in June, at or near 12:35pm, on Brain food from the heartland, the excellent radio show hosted by Louie Free.

Louie has been very generous with giving us time on his show, and has been an enthusiastic supporter of the WVBS since it was first starting. We really appreciate it! Therefore, it is our pleasure to present him with a Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale Certificate of Awesomeness and Appreciation!
Although the "official" start of the 2009 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale is June 20, there are a couple of AWESOME vegan bake sales getting things started early. The first one is this weekend — Saturday May 30, 2009, 1 to 5 PM, in Toronto, at Panacea Eco Shop! The event is called Milkshake Madness, and will feature a fantastic selection of vegan milkshakes and goodies, including:
  • Mint Chocolate Chip milkshakes
  • Peanut Butter Banana milkshakes
  • Pina Colada milkshakes
  • Gluten-free brownies, cookies, and cupcakes
  • Candy apples
  • Jelly Donut and Boston Cream cupcakes
  • And Much More!
All vegan, all delicious. More info is at the link above. If you're anywhere in the Toronto area tomorrow, Panacea Eco Shop is the place to be!
Big thanks to The Humane Society of the United States for promoting the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale!
The Post-Punk Kitchen

Certificate of Awesomeness and Appreciation
It seems like half a dozen bake sales associated with the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS) have formed from discussions on the Post Punk Kitchen (PPK) Forums, hosted by award-winning cookbook author (and celebrated impresario) Isa Chandra Moskowitz. When the WVBS was just getting started, the thing it needed most was participants, and the PPK came through big time. Therefore, we'd like to present the PPK with a Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale Certificate of Awesomeness and Appreciation.
Four weeks to go! What awesome things are you baking?
Shout-out to the Vegan Waffle Party—this weekend! If you missed this round (or if you want to do a waffle party encore), the joint waffle/bake sale committee is excited to announce that you can have a waffle / bake sale combo extravaganza during the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale timeframe of June 20 to June 28 and participate in both events at the same time! There are all kinds of possibilities.
Vegan Radio
We'll be on the Thursday May 21 broadcast of Vegan Radio. You can listen live at www.valleyfreeradio.org. The show runs from 7pm to 8pm Eastern time, and we'll be on sometime in the middle. By Saturday May 23, the podcast version of the show will be on www.veganradio.com. Vegan Radio is co-hosted by Derek Goodwin, creator of The Vegan Bus and Veganica.
Major shout-out to FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement) for featuring the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale in a recent issue of its excellent Meatout Mondays newsletter. Each edition of the newsletter features simple and tasty vegan recipes, plus information and inspiration to “improve your health, protect the environment, reduce global hunger, and save animals.”
  1. We made the Who's Participating page more legible. Check out where the bake sales are near you.
  2. The Links page finally has some links on it. We started with sources of vegan-related literature that you may want to put on your bake sale table.
  3. We need to put little dates on these news items—will do soon.
  4. Bake sales start in five weeks!
We're on ! You can follow our sweet tweets at http://twitter.com/wwveganbakesale.
Toronto Vegetarian Association

Certificate of Awesomeness and Appreciation
We're on the May 9 Toronto Vegetarian Association (TVA) podcast!

TVA has been a great supporter of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS). They were the first group to publicly promote the event, back on February 21st when the WVBS was unknown. Not only that, but TVA is also a participant—they'll be having a patio bake sale on June 20th. We'd like to give some love to TVA by presenting them with the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale Certificate of Awesomeness and Appreciation.

(Note: We've got some more love-backs and shout-outs coming up, to various groups that have really helped this project.)
Here are some thinner banners that are more suitable for sidebars. Thanks to Mandee from Cupcake Kitteh for this excellent suggestion.

We'll be on Twitter soon. We'll start tweeting in a few days, and add a Twitter link to the web site's pages.
crunch time
Crunch Time: If you're participating or seriously thinking about it, you may want to make choosing and reserving your bake sale venue the top priority—if you don't already have a venue. We've got some ideas here. Once you've got your location, the rest is relatively easy—and fun!
Many thanks to steadfast animal advocate and author Erik Marcus for mentioning the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale on Vegan.com.
Louie Free

VegFund
We were back on Louie Free's unique and stupendous radio show, Brain food from the heartland, on Friday, April 17 with an update on the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. The special guest was retired firefighter and VegFund co-founder JC Corcoran.
The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale gets a blurb on the currrent show from Go Vegan Radio with Bob Linden. We hope to be on the program down the road to talk about the bake sale. Actually, there may be a little more to it than that. Watch this space for details...

One more banner—reflecting the site header.
We'll probably eventually give these banners their own page, accessible from the main menu. But for right now, here they are.

Here's another banner; this one's more colorful.





We have some banners and soon we'll have more. Here are three for starters: a general one and two "exclusive" banners for participants. Display them proudly on your web site! We're up for suggestions on new banners, too.
Exciting New Opportunity if You'd Like to Participate In a Big Way
VegFund
VegFund.org has generously offered to consider providing funding for groups that participate in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale by holding "bake sale feed-ins," to introduce non-vegan crowds to vegan baked goods. Here's how it works:
  • You offer free vegan baked items on a busy street corner, community center, or other public place (assuming it's legal and you get all the required permissions!), or you arrange to give away vegan baked goods at a baseball game, concert, or other event.
  • You contact VegFund.org, as per the instructions on this page and especially in this document.
  • VegFund reads your request and determines whether to fund your project.
  • Rather than sell the wonderful baked creations, you give them away for free. In the process, you help dispel myths about vegan food and probably get into some productive conversations with individuals who are unaware of the quality and breadth of vegan baking. "Cupcake activism," this is sometimes called. You can accept donations. If you want, you can give some or all of the donations to VegFund, but you're not required to do this. As long as the money goes to vegan outreach, or a vegan-friendly institution such as an animal sanctuary, VegFund is happy.
This a great program. Please peruse the VegFund web site, to learn about the organization. The site also has lots of good tips on giving food to the public, much of which is applicable to bake sales. The VegFund donation page is here.
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Good venues for bake sales include community centers, public squares, and shopping centers where bake sales have been held before. You can do a search for "bake sale" and your community to get an idea of bake-sale-friendly places in your area. Also, it's never too early to start thinking about which stupendous creations you'll feature and which literature or other non-food items you want to offer at your table. See our bake sale tips for other bake sale planning advice.
vegan waffle party
Related gala event, emanating from Pittsburgh, PA:
Vegan Waffle Party! Invite your friends, neighbors, and anyone else to your vegan waffle party on or near May 23rd. waffleparty.com has all the details, plus recipes, waffle trivia, and even waffle party music.
Since the Vegan Waffle Party and the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale are less than a month apart, the joint waffle/bake sale committee decided that participants can combine the two events: Ask for donations to a worthy cause at your waffle party, sign up for the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (as well as the waffle party!), endeavor to mix in some baked goods (scones and waffles—yum), and let the chocolate chips fall where they may. Or you can go wild and do both events.
Louie Free
We promoted the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale on Friday, February 27, 2009, for over an hour (!) on Louie Free's excellent radio show, Brain food from the heartland.
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, founder of Compassionate Cooks and author of The Joy of Vegan Baking, was a teriffic special guest on the show, sharing her wisdom and practical advice with listeners.
An archive of the show will be available eventually. (We'll link to it as soon as it's online.)
We stretched out the dates!
Some people said they'd like to partipate but were unable to do so on the weekend of June 27-28. So we moved the start date back to June 20, to encompass two weekends.
What if you can't make it that weekend either, but still want to be part of the event? Let us know, have the vegan bake sale as close to the "official" time period as you can, and you're in. We're trying to be as inclusive as possible.
Toronto Vegetarian Association
The WVBS is discussed on the
21 February 2009
Toronto Vegetarian Association Podcast
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