You Can…Bake a Difference!

d05b0017ca3abbb446aa46d4a136e96d Every time you bake without dairy or eggs, you’re baking a difference! You’re promoting the life and liberty of cows and chickens and contributing to your health. But on April 26 through May 4, you can bake a difference on a grand scale by taking part in the World Wide Vegan Bake Sale.

This event is SO cool with groups from across the world holding vegan bake sales. Each group gets to choose its venue, what to sell, and how to use the proceeds. In the first five years of the event, participating groups raised $250,000 for a diversity of causes throughout the world. This year, 150 or more bake sales spanning six continents will likely raise another $50,000.

WHY Participate?

1. It’s a fun way to introduce people to the joy and tastiness of vegan foods.
2. Raise money for your cause.
3. Be part of an event that will publicize the bennies of an animal-free diet.

The Inland Empire Vegan Meetup I recently joined is holding a sale, but I found out about it too late to take part this year. I’ll be participating next year for sure, however! I’m already thinking about what I want to bake. I’m considering One Happy Table’s Crunch Candy Bars or The Lazy Vegan Baker’s Amazing Vegan Brownies, Seriously.

I know that Becky from Glue & Glitter is participating in Atlanta. She’s making Homemade Energy Bites. Here’s a complete list of who’s participating.

It may not have been for the World Wide Vegan Bake Sale, but Angela from Uberdish recently baked a difference. Check out her post, Chocolate Chip Cookies for a Cause.

If you’re participating, do tell what you’re baking!!


About celestedimilla

Hey there. I’m Celeste, California girl, writer, psychotherapist and burgeoning plant-based foodie.
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42 Responses to You Can…Bake a Difference!

  1. Stacey says:

    Awesome. I wish I was there!

  2. Stacey says:

    Oh! I just read that it is global, that anyone can hold a sale. Very cool.

  3. benevolentvegan says:

    I did bake a difference today– no eggs and no dairy in my carrot raisin oatmeal cookies.

  4. This is such a great idea! When I started experimenting with dairy free baking years ago, I was so amazed at how delicious, moist and everything else you would expect from baked goods, vegan baking was. I was always so proud to tell people their treat was vegan, as I still am today. I love vegan baking!!!

  5. I love vegan baking too! I would so be there if I had the chance! I am sure you will do amazing next year Celeste!

  6. Sounds like a great cause! What a delicious way to do it too 🙂

  7. Celeste, I love the idea : ‘the more of us who bake a difference, the more the world will change’. Wish more people to understand and not reject it.

  8. Hi Celeste, I love the title of this post-Baking a difference-mmmm! Plant Based food for thought. I like your blog because you are very good at shining a light on all things vegan and and, as such, raising awareness. I will have to check out if this Vegan-a-thing is happening anywhere in Canada. Thanks a bunch . Anne

  9. Becky says:

    Thank you so much for including my energy bites! Our sale sold out, so it looks like they raised a deposit for the Veg Fest venue, or at least are on the way!

  10. Mama Tummy says:

    I’m not baking anything this year either, but I would like to next year as well. The Crunch Candy Bars sound great!

    I do like to participate by buying some goodies though. Our vegan market here in Denver, Nooch, host a bake sale every year. All proceeds of the bake sale benefit Rooster Sanctuary at Danzig’s Roost. Last year they raised a good amount of money for them.

  11. mmmarzipan says:

    I **just** baked veganised versions of traditional Anzac biscuits. Love the idea of an international bake sale! Must see if I can hook up with some others in Stockholm!

  12. reocochran says:

    I admire the way you don’t just eat vegan, you live vegan! You are a giver and a caring person, too! Thanks for this post, but wish for the pink iced cupcake, no matter how you make it… Smiles, Robin

    • Hey there Robin! You are SO right that veganism is a lifestyle for me. It is my hope that my example will inspire a few people to look more into veganism and what it’s all about. I don’t know how much of an impact I’m making, but I’m gonna keep working at it. As far as the pink iced cupcake, I don’t think I’ve ever had one (it does sound delish, however!). Celeste 🙂

      • reocochran says:

        I wonder if we used cherry juice could we produce something this pink? Smile!
        I am here to nominate you on my Sisterhood of the World Bloggers award list! I know it may not be your ‘cup of tea’ but hope you will have some visitors check you out and you may wish to check out the others on my list. It has been awhile since I put you in ‘charge’ of bringing ‘healthy food’ to my picnic last year! I posted this yesterday but ran out of library time to notify the ones who were nominated! Hugs, Robin

    • Yum – cherry flavored frosting!!! And thanks for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers nomination – I’m touched! I do feel that I’ve met a lot of e-sisters through my blog, and you’re one of them! Celeste 🙂

  13. Megan says:

    We had ours yesterday. I didn’t bake anything, but I bought cupcakes and muffins and rice crispy treats. Still in that sugar coma (yes, I ate them all in one day– I did split the cupcake though!) Proceeds went to Austin Pets Alive.

    • Hey Megan! Sounds like you guys had a great sale. And a bake sale is useless unless people buy and eat the goodies, so I’d say you did your part – you go girl! I hear you about the sugar coma, I’ve been there and been there and… Have a great week! Celeste 🙂

  14. uberdish says:

    Thank you for sharing my chocolate chip cookie post, Celeste! I love that so many people are raising awareness. As you put it, “because who can talk negatively about vegan food while eating a delicious vegan cookie?” xoxoxo

  15. Mike Lince says:

    Too bad our rental kitchen has no oven – not uncommon in Spain. However, that plays no part in our recent decision to return to the U.S. in July. First stop, S. California, which puts you at the top of our list of people with whom to reconnect! 🙂 – Mike

    • No oven???? Wow – that would be interesting! Anyway, that’s wonderful that you guys are heading our way. I told Paul and we’re both looking forward to hanging out with you guys. Send me an email when you’re figuring out your plans and we can make some plans to get together. Celeste 🙂

  16. carmen says:

    Great post as always Celeste! We so don’t need eggs to bake!

    Some great news – a friend (former meateater) who had cholesterol and heart trouble, was on medication for it, started a plant-based diet after I gave him Forks Over Knives. He had a check up and the doctor was amazed and asked what he’s been doing. His answer was a plant-based diet. The doc told him to keep doing what he’s doing. Proof that cutting out animal products really does improve our health!!

    ❤ carmen

  17. Sophie33 says:

    A very cool initiative! 😀

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