Monday, April 18, 2011

Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale - Tampa 2011

I'm not one for "tooting my own horn" or "patting myself on the back", but I've learned that sometimes it's good for the soul when you let yourself admit that you've done a good job, and that is definitely the case with my first Vegan Bake Sale of the year, benefiting TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) for feral and stray cats. Of course I couldn't have done it without the help and support of some very hard working friends, volunteers from Florida Voices for Animals, and Mojo Books & Music. Thank you for helping me turn my vision into a reality, I couldn't have done it without you...THANK YOU!!! And thanks to all who came out to support this worthy cause by making donations and eating yummy baked goods.

We raised over $600 to benefit Spay/Neuter surgeries for feral cats as part of the TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) Program. This will provide spay/neuter surgeries for up to 60 cats with the use of programs such as the monthly Spay Day at the Animal Coalition of Tampa (ACT) and Feral Cat Mondays at the Humane Society of Tampa BayWe also raised awareness for ALL animals, and proved that vegan baked goods are even better tasting than the traditional dairy and egg filled ones.

I also want to give a BIG shout out and thank you to Danny and his crew over at Mojo Books & Music for allowing us to have a Vegan Bake Sale at their store for their Annual Record Store Day Celebration. Without Danny and all the awesome people at Mojo Books & Music, this bake sale wouldn't have been nearly as successful. They allowed us to setup inside, which is a big plus for Florida bake sales, they helped advertise it on their Facebook event page, as well as shouting cupcake inspired reminders throughout the day as the bands played. They even put the left over baked goods up at their new coffee bar, and continued to collect donations for us well into the night long after we were gone.

So the next time you are in the Tampa area, don't forget to stop in at Mojo Books & Music, located at 2558 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33612. You can find everything from new and used CD's, records, books, DVD's, posters, t-shirts, and more. And coming soon, their new location, just a few doors down, which is bigger, better (if that's even possible), and has a coffee bar that will be stocked with vegan friendly selections. Mojo Books & Music has something for everyone, so stop in today and tell them that I sent you. :)

Now get ready to drool... here are the pictures! =D

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. You're awesome! That's a large amount of money from just selling (some really awesome, super delicious looking) baked goods. I wish I could have been there!

  2. Thanks Molly! We raised enough to spay/neuter around 50-60 cats with the low cost TNR feral cat program. So im super excited about that. But Im looking forward to doing another sell soon at an animal friendly location, (not that Mojo isnt animal friendly, but it was record store day, so lots of loud music), so I can make some of the doggie treats from your awesome cookbook that i won! i love passing out goodies to my four legged friends. =D

  3. Congratulaions! You did an awesome job! I am so drooling over all those baked goods! I would have had to buy 1 of everything. :o)

  4. Hi Amber - the Vegan Bake Sale was truly an impressive event. I could not believe all the beautiful goodies...and your photos are WONDERFUL!!! You are a very talented artist and a very kind person. Bless you for caring for all the little ferals. I love them too!!! We have 3 from the neighborhood that we took in as kittens.

    May every blessing come your way for your goodness the most vulernable.
    Lisa S.

  5. Thanks Michelle! :)

    Thank you Lisa for donating so many awesome goodies, everything you made was beautiful and everybody loved them. and thank you for adopting street kitties. i hope to see you again soon. :)

  6. I am participating in this year's Vegan Bake Sale - do you have any advice for me, do's & don't's?! I'd greatly appreciate your feedback. Cheers, Julie