goodies for good: photos from our vegan bake sale for japan!

After the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan, some of my friends started planning a bake sale to benefit the relief efforts which was held today at What Cheer. We started with tables and tables packed with donated treats, and with over 300 RSVPs we sold out of food in about three hours.

Cookbook author Isa Chandra Moskowitz signed copies of her books and volunteers from all over the city came to donate baked goods and time. Several restaurants and bakeries donated treats, and What Cheer (our neighbors in the Mastercraft Building!) played host. After all was said and done that afternoon, we were able to donate over $3,000 to Shelterbox, to benefit the victims of the disaster in Japan.

Amazing photographer and cool dude Justin Limoges took these photos during the day.

I love living in Omaha and I keep getting prouder and prouder of our community. Thanks again to Justin Limoges for these photos. This is going to be an amazing year for us.
xo

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11 thoughts on “goodies for good: photos from our vegan bake sale for japan!”

  1. Gary says:

    Princess Lasertron, would it be ok if I used a “large thumbnail” version of one your awesome photographs in a 2011 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale highlight page?

    Thanks! No pressure!
    Gary

    1. Hi Gary! Sure thing! Just be sure to credit Justin Limoges for the photo. xo

  2. jenna says:

    I wish I would have known! I would have stopped by to get some goodies!

  3. Christina says:

    I have the sudden urge to bake! That’s awesome you were able to raise that much money. Thanks to you and everyone involved for your hard work.

  4. kim* says:

    lil elfie is such a tot. and i would have gone to your bake sale, wow looked awesome, good job!

  5. Missy says:

    Stuff like this makes me proud of Omaha too! I love living here too (not all the time aka how long it took us to get Trader Joe’s but for the most part *lol*). Yummy stuff for a good cause…can’t go wrong there.

  6. Ani W says:

    What an awesome thing to do! I have friends who live there…so this is nice to see that other people are helping a country I personally love so much! Thank you!!

  7. georgia says:

    My dad lives in tokyo, and he said its been a crazy time out there, but getting better.

    Good work :o)

  8. sarah says:

    amazing-ness:) everything looks so delicious


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