Great to start off the week with a first time guest blogger post about the Bake-Off, hosted in Toronto, by the Toronto Veg Association. This post comes to you from Laura, author of Blue-Eyed Bookworm. Here she is in her own words, “I’m Laura! I’m a vegan living in Toronto with my hubby, our two cats and a grumpy bunny. I blog about anything and everything going on in my life so there’s something for everyone.” Join Blue-Eyed Bookwork on: Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Welcome Laura!
I attended the 5th Annual Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off on Saturday. It was totally fabulous! It was so nice to be in a room filled with people stuffing their faces with delicious vegan goodies.
Forty five bakers, some professional, some not, created roughly 5000 samples for the hungry masses to consume. We judge their baking prowess and then voted for our favourite vegan treat out of the 9 categories.
MY favourite of the goodies I got to try was the Chocolate Hazelnut Meringue Tower by Katie Brock, otherwise known as The Saucy Baker. She won for the GF Professional Category. I love that her display says Please Do Not Eat! Apparently last year some people started eating the displays!
The Best in Show Professional was won by Jen Bundock from Apiecalypse Now for her Black Magic Squares. I wish I got to try them! The Best in Show Categories were judged by Ruth Tal, owner of Fresh Restaurants and Lesia Kohut, owner of LPK’s Culinary Groove. Our hosts for the event were Lisa Pitman and Luke Albert.
It was a really great day, other than, of course, the fur trimmed jackets I saw. That was kind of disappointing but it was still a lot of fun. I can’t wait until next year’s bake-off. I’m thinking I might enter. We’ll see!