To celebrate the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, April 26 - May[masked], come to our Vegan Cakefest on Sun 27 April 2014 from 3 - 5pm
at the Holly Lodge Community Centre, 30 Makepeace Ave, N6 6HL (Bus route 214)
Hosted by Transition Dartmouth Park
Proving that we can we have our ethical cake & eat it too!
Informal talks & demos on: desserts made with local foraged ingredients hear how George Walker produced a batch of vegan organic UK-grown flour how to reduce packaging (& cost) by making your own almond milk or oat custard other great things we haven’t thought of yet
What should you bring?
Well if you can make / bake a vegan treat or even a raw treat, please bring it to share, and if not, even more reason to come along and learn! www.VeganBaking.net is a really helpful website.
Think about using local, organic and/or fairtrade ingredients for the icing on the ethical cake.
Want to do a demo, make a suggestion, promote a relevant organisation or help out? Contact [masked] or call Gemma on[masked] 05.
Hints & tips
Good Stuff for baking
✔ English grown flour. A lot of labelling is shamefully deceptive - you may think you're buying UK-grown flour, but it's actually imported grain that's been milled over here. ✔ Organic European fruit & nuts. Silly to bring them all the way from America. ✔ Fairtrade organic chocolate & raw organic sugar. ✔ Known provenance. Even if our ingredients are grown in Timbuktu, it’s just nice to be told. Demand proper labelling. And watch out for ‘vegan’ foods from unethical suppliers. Use your buying power!
Unnecessary Stuff for baking
✘ Eggs: Yup - it’s a total myth that cakes need eggs. In fact yeast was originally used to raise cakes ✘ Soya milk: Let’s restrict our use of this highly packaged imported bean-flavoured water that’s been driven all round the country /continent. ✘ Lemon / orange juice: Use organic English cider vinegar instead for a bit of acidity ✘ Supermarkets: Totally incompatible with sustainability! Support your local independent retailers and keep the money circulating in your community. Or buy direct from small UK producers. BigBarn.co.uk can help.
Any donations will be split between VON (the Vegan Organic Network - VeganOrganic.net) who campaign to take animal abuse out of farming, & the Holly Lodge community centre who are generously hosting us. But it's not about the money. The idea is to have decadent fun without spoiling the party for the rest of the planet.
Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale t-shirt design contest (Enter by March 2) VeganBakeSale.org Read about production of the first batch of Vegan Organic flour More than just recipes - VeganBaking.net Find out the truth behind the brands EthicalConsumer.org FairTrade.org.uk. (Because the alternative is unfair) BigBarn.co.uk provides a marketplace to buy directly from small producers VeganCampaigns.org.uk actively promoting vegan cake-eating in London Read about Transition Dartmouth Park TransitionDartmouthPark.org.uk How to forage floral ingredients UrbanHarvest.org.uk
For the cake without the bake
BlackCatCafe.co.uk lovely vegan caf in E5 MsCupcake.co.uk vegan bakery open every day in SW9 CookiesAndScream.com vegan bakery open every day in NW1 RonLikesCakes.com online vegan cakes from NW10 TheVeganTart.co.uk sell online & at London markets.
Contact Email [masked] or call Gemma on[masked] 05.