2010 Recap
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- VeganBakeOff on October 4, 2010 inUncategorized
2010 Recap

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A book of winning recipes from the 2008-2010 vegan bake-offs!

How did you celebrate World Vegetarian Day 2010?

This year, the 3rd Annual Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off sold 600 tickets, shared 3,434 samples of vegan treats and awarded 21prizes including 1Best in Show title.

It was a very sweet celebration of compassion.

World Vegetarian Day was established to promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism. We celebrate to bring awareness to the ethical, environmental, health and humanitarian benefit of vegetarian lifestyles (why, thank you, wikipedia).

Sounds like an excellent excuse for a party.

 

The event has grown a lot over the past three years. In year one, a few great friends indulged Lisa Pitman’s fantasy of having a vegan fair – with pie contests and beautiful ribbons. It was an opportunity to bring a community of people together to celebrate how joyful and satisfying it can be to live according to your values. And, we believe that there is no better outreach tool than delicious food.

We did a much better job of anticipating the crowd this year than last. We colour coded everything (plates, ballots, ballot boxes, etc). Pre-plated all the sweets and developed a scoring system to maximize efficiency and fairness. Then we designed awesome shirts.

Actually, Michael and Jen of Sick on Sin helped us to create the vegan cupcake t-shirt of our dreams (top above, back below). Jen even came out to sell some of her magnets and buttons. I have a growing collection and a well adorned fridge. I can’t seem to get enough of Sick on Sin.

A huge thank you goes out to Lisa, Natalie, Luke, Dan, Nicole, Steph, Jen and Jenny who made this event a success. The hours they spent strategizing set-up, designing the agenda, begging for donations and responding to inquiries can not be repaid. They are simply fantastic individuals. And of course all of the volunteers in green made sure that the Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off was truly fabulous.

Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off Winners
Professionally Crafted
First Place: Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bars by Lesia Kohut – LPK Culinary Groove
Prize: Great Chefs Cook Vegan, 6 Go Max Go BarsNew Moon Kitchen cookies,VegNews tote and a red ribbon
Second Place: Mocha Latte Ice Cream Cupcakes by Jill Toombs – Cakes by Jill
Prize: Sweets from the Earth cake gift certificate, VegNews tote and a box of Larabars
Vegan Tarts and Treats
First Place: Chocolate Triple Nut Tart by Marilyn Lazarus
Prize: Gift certificate from Front Door OrganicsVegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie JarSick On Sin Pins and Magnets, 6 Go Max Go Bars New Moon Kitchen cookies and a VegNews tote
Second Place: Two Sides of the Moon by Stacey Burgess
Prize: Sweets from the Earth cake gift certificate, VegNews tote and a box of Larabars
Vegan Bars and Bites
First Place: Spacegirls Magical Lemon Cheesecakes by Melissa Marentette
Prize: Gift certificate from Front Door Organics, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, Sick On Sin Pins and Magnets, 6 Go Max Go Bars New Moon Kitchen cookies and a VegNews tote
Second Place: Divine Toffee Squares by Maunique Jacklin
Prize: Sweets from the Earth cake gift certificate, VegNews tote and a box of Larabars
Vegan and Gluten-Free
First Place: Dashing Dan’s Fabulous Fudge by Dan Pitman
Prize: Everyday Raw Desserts, Larabar water bottle, $40 Vegan Essentials gift certificate, Sick on Sin pins and magnets, 6 Go Max Go Bars and a VegNews Tote
Second Place: Pumpkin and Spice and Everything Nice by Jessica King
Prize: Sweets from the Earth cake gift certificate, VegNews tote and a box of Larabars
Vegan Cupcakes
First Place: Double Vanilla, Salted Caramel Cupcakes by Sherry Vanstone
Prize: Gift certificate from Front Door OrganicsVegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, Sick On Sin Pins and Magnets, 6 Go Max Go Bars New Moon Kitchen cookies and a VegNews tote
Second Place: Decadent Double Double Chocolate Cupcakes by Manni Singh
Prize: Sweets from the Earth cake gift certificate, VegNews tote and a box of Larabars
Vegan Cookies:
First Place: Pudgy Pumpkin Cookies by Sean Ohlenkamp
Prize: Gift certificate from Front Door Organics, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the WorldSick On Sin Pins and Magnets, 6 Go Max Go Bars New Moon Kitchen cookies and a VegNews tote
Second Place: Lite Pea-Not Butter Bites by Lydia Bee
Prize: Sweets from the Earth cake gift certificate, VegNews tote and a box of Larabars
Best Presentation:
First Place: Spacegirl’s Magical Lemon Cheesecake by Melissa Marentette
Prize: Vegan Happy Box by Lush, $20 Vegan Essentials Gift Certificate and aVegNews Tote
Second Place: Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bars by Lesia Kohut – LPK Culinary Groove
Prize: Omega Creations gift certificate
Third Place: Save the Turtles by Stacey Burgess – Live on Chocolate
Prize: Omega Creations gift certificate
Best in Show
First Place: Double Vanilla, Salted Caramel Cupcakes by Sherry Vanstone
Prize: Gift Basket of Ulimana Truffles
Runner up – Spacegirl’s Magical Lemon Cheesecake by Melissa Marentette
Prize – Gift Basket from Boardwalk ChocolatesSpecial Thanks to our celebrity judge, Kimberly Carroll.

Audience Prizes:
Vegan Jeopardy – Holly won a water bottle, two ice cream pints and a shopping bag from Luna and Larry’s Coconut Bliss
Just Like Mom – Liz and Chris won 2 Gluten-Free muffin mixes and two $25 gift certificates from LPK Culinary Groove
Door Prizes:
#44 and #78 both won Larabar gift packs

Thank you to Nutr-a for donating 20 cases of soymilk to satisfy our guest’s thirst,Coconut Bliss for sharing coupons, Larabar and Wholesome Sweetener for all the audience samples.

Thank You to Our Totally Fabulous Sponsors!

Boardwalk Chocolates     LAVA

 

Front Door Organics     Sick On Sin

 

vegan Essentials Veg News Wholesome Sweetners

Larabar   De Capo      Gibbs    New Moon    Sweets from the Earth   Go Max