Hold on to your hats and sweet teeth -- here come the pictures you've been waiting for: Pictures from Saturday's vegan bake sale, where 100% of the profits went to spay/neuter for feral/stray cats. It was held at Mojo Books & Music as part of their Record Store Day celebration.
Here's the table at set-up, before more food donations came rolling in.
Here's what I brought to the table: No-Kill Puppy Chow
And fudgy peanut butter blondies with crushed nuts and chocolate chips
And finally, the show-stopper, PMS Cookies: peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips AND potato chips. (Who says you can't have it all?!)
It took a lot of willpower to keep my hands off of Joan's Not-so-Mad-Cowboy Cookies.
Amber donated some great stuff, too, including whoopie pies of both the peanut butter AND vanilla variety (that I apparently failed to photograph), PB cocoa puff squares
We had a beautiful chocolate-coconut cake selling by the slice
as well as a pecan pie (this was made my Lisa, who was told by one visitor that it was "the best pie she's ever had!")
We had blueberry and coconut-banana muffins, which were popular with our early morning crowd.
One very thoughtful volunteer, who is admittedly not a baker, purchased and donated a few different cookies from this etsy store.
And the donations kept on coming.
More trickled in throughout the 9 hours we were in business, but I kind of forgot about my camera. I met some really delightful people, vegans and veg-curious, and chatted with them all. We met people from around the Bay area, from other cities and states, and even from other countries! Our tables were set up near the open mic stage and when I hollered out requests for songs about veganism and/or cats, we received some very sweet (and funny!) little ditties! The staff at Mojo couldn't have possibly been any more kind and welcoming. We caught a little music, we got to make lots of ball/neuter jokes, we laughed a LOT, and just had a really great day of activism. After 9 hours, we packed up and the staff at the coffee bar offered to take what was left and continue selling them and collecting donations. When we left, we had almost $500. The grand, final total: $610! That's 60 spay/neuter surgeries!
Obviously, the bake sale was a HUGE success and all the volunteers and I had an awesome time. Thank you to EVERYONE who stopped by, who donated, who sang for us, who helped and supported us and the stray kitties!