6th Annual Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake Off in Toronto

This weekend was the 6th Annual Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake Off, and it was bigger than ever. Every year I go, I have to think about the first one I went to at Harbourfront Community Center (the Third one.) I was so excited, since I had never been to a bake off before, let alone a vegan one at that point. These days, the idea that I only got ONE plate at my first one doesn’t even make sense, but I’ve learned my lesson. This year, the Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake Off was held at Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park. I liked that it got some of us east of Yonge Street for a few hours, and I really like that it was at a venue that was non-denominational and has actively tried to be accessible to people with varying levels of mobility and socioeconomic status, AND has been a great spot for local social and food justice events, meetings, and activities. In a moment of excellent pre-planning, JC and I brought along a blanket to sit on, and I purchased the maximum tickets allowed as early as possible before we even knew if we could go to the Bake Off or would be in the city. Either way, it’s a fun event, and we knew the money would be going to a good cause. We got to the venue early (we thought) but if there is anything I’ve learned – vegans like bake offs, and at around 1:30 there was…

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6th Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake Off

It’s that time of year again -Vegan Bake Off time! This time it will be held at the Daniels Spectrum venue in Regent Park. They sold out of tickets early last year so you might want to pick up tickets soon! Tickets are $10 each and include admission, and two plates. You can buy up to 2 additional plates per admission for $5 each. From the organizers: Notice for 6th Annual Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off: QUESTIONS: Check out the FAQ here: http://bakeoff.veg.ca/faq Still have a question? Email us at bakeoff@veg.ca or call 416-544-9800. TIME: Doors open at 2:00pm. The event runs until 4:30pm. If you don’t show up at the doors by 3:30pm, we reserve the right to resell your ticket to another hungry person (sorry!). LOCATION: Daniels Spectrum is located at 585 Dundas Street East, on the south side of Dundas, just east of Parliament Street. This venue is accessible by TTC. You can find all of the info about how to get there on their website right by visiting their website: http://regentparkarts.ca/visit Facebook RSVP! https://www.facebook.com/events/759121520765568/ Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/VeganBakeOff INCLUDED: -Admission for One Person to the Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off. -Two plates with 4-6 bite-sized treats each (additional plates sold separately) You can check out my photos and write ups of previous years here: 2011 – 3rd Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off 2012 – 4th Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off 2013 – 5th Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off Accessibility Information about the Venue from the venue info page. The Dundas Street entrance provides…

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Toronto’s Fifth Annual Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake Off

This weekend was the “Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake Off” and I think it was probably the best one yet.  Really organized, great treats, and an accessible indoor venue. I’ve been to three of the bake off’s (For a trip down memory lane: 3rd Annual Vegan Bake Off, 4th Annual Vegan Bake Off) and while I’ll never forget my first, I can see all the improvements from feedback from previous years. I know the 6th annual bake off will be even better and I can’t wait. This year’s Bake Off happened at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Center (though if you lived here, you’d probably just call it the JCC) 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto and at 2 pm things really got started. Over 47 amateur, professional, and professional amateur vegan bakers or bakeries put in hours and hours into preparing mini versions of their specialties. I had a slightly different experience from the previous years, since as per my 101 in 1001 days food goals, I entered the Vegan Bake Off this year. So in addition to coming to the bake off to eat several plates of delicious mini vegan treats, I also got to feel the intense bake off pressure, and then later taste that sharp flavour of defeat (not really, but I’ll admit it, kind of.) It was actually a lot of fun making 100 cannoli, in a zen kind of mindless repetitive task kind of way, but I don’t think I’ll ever do something like that again. At least not…

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