Whether you love to bake or you just love to eat the goodies, this week, Bakers Against Racism is hosting a worldwide virtual bake sale to support radical change against systemic and structural racism.
I learned about this event because I follow the wonderful @zoebakes on Instagram. Her motto, “eat dessert first” has been our own household mantra for years so we’re like-minded people. We are also like-minded when it comes to supporting events and causes that fight for equality.
Here is a more detailed explanation from Bakers Against Racism’s first Instagram post:
CALLING ALL BAKERS, CHEFS, HOME BAKERS & COOKS!!!!!!!!! @bakersagainstracism is a call to action: to fight and stand up against the unjust treatment of BLACK people in the United States. We are armed to fight racism with the tools we know how to utilize, our FOOD.
JOIN forces with us virtually on all social media platforms launching pre-sales on June 15th and pickups on the 20th to stand up to injustice. We are asking for national participation!
You only have to donate 150pcs of a dessert to sell, and then donate the majority of the proceeds to a charity that supports black lives. Your small contribution can create BIG and lasting change. For graphics, documents and resources email us at firstname.lastname@example.org *Art by Chef @robrubba * #jointhemovement #blacklivesmatter #BAKERSAGAINSTRACISM-Bakers Against Racism
Decorate A Cake For Bakers Against Racism
When I saw the Bakers Against Racism announcement, I wasn’t surprised to see that Zoe planned a special kind of event.
When the shelter-in-place began, she was quick to set up IG Live classes on a variety of her popular recipes from her books. She even made sure to have one of her sons available to field all of the questions people would ask during the live class. There were lots of professional baker tidbits you would learn just from the Q&A part of the class. (In fact, I’m going to start making my own vanilla extract after learning how she does it!)
So I know that her contribution – a cake decorating class via Zoom – to the Bakers Against Racism event will be very informative and a lot of fun. Not to mention, all the proceeds from her class will benefit the NAACP.
Bake Me A Cake As Fast As You Can
If giving back with delicious baked goods sounds like fun to you, there is still time to participate. The beginning of this week is meant for pre-sales with delivery at the end of the week. So, hop on over and comple the form on the Bakers Against Racism site and they will email you a list of resources on how to host a virtual event.
To sign up for Zoe’s cake decorating class, click here for more information.
To find bakers participating in the event because you want to purchase some yummy goodies, use the hashtag #bakersagainstracism on Instagram and scroll through the scrumptious feed. (And if you have time, leave a comment on this post and let me know what you purchased!)
Share The Goods
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