Fifteen of the UK’s top bakers have been invited to take part in a new ‘Bake Me Vegan’ competition to help promote plant-based baking and encourage traditional cooks to incorporate vegan recipes into their everyday repertoire.
The competition is a collaboration between Holy Lama Spice Drops® and The Vegan Society. Finalists will be shortlisted by The Cake Whisperer herself GBBO’s Val Stones, Tom from popular blog Project Vegan Baking and Ericka Durgahee from the Vegan Society, before followers of Holy Lama Spice Drops vote for the final winner.
Each competitor is set to receive a box of vegan goodies and will have two weeks to create a vegan treat using as many of the ingredients as possible.
All ingredients are registered with The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark - including a selection of four Spice Drops®, Rebel Kitchen Plant Mylk, Oggs Egg Alternative Aquafaba, Doves Farm flour and biscuits, The Vegan Society’s VEG 1 multivitamins, Moo Free Chocolates, and Emily Fruit Crisps .
Participants will post about their creation so the judges can review the entries on 12 August via an Instagram live and select the final six. The shortlisted entries will be posted on the Holy Lama Instagram feed where the winner will be decided by the brand’s followers.
Ericka Durgahee, Marketing Manager of the Vegan Trademark for the Vegan Society said: “There’s never been a better time to try your hand at plant-based baking. We’re honoured to be working with Holy Lama Spice Drops® on this competition. It’s fantastic to see that every single product in the baker’s box of goodies carries our Vegan Trademark. I just can’t wait to channel my inner Mary Berry and see what everyone comes up with!”
Val Stones, baker extraordinaire, has this advice for the competitors: “Be sure to listen to your bakes. They are ready when they have stopped singing. And keep moving or dancing while you’re waiting for it to cook- it’s good for the soul!”
Gouri Kubair, MD of Holy Lama Spice Drops® said: “I’m really excited to be hosting this competition. Holy Lama Spice Drops® are the unsung heroes in many kitchens as they are incredibly versatile and deliver perfect flavour every time. We weren’t sure if bakers realised they are vegan certified and so wanted to do something to raise awareness amongst this growing and increasingly important audience. We can’t thank the Vegan Society enough for supporting us on this.”
To find out more about the Vegan Trademark head to The Vegan Trademark | The Vegan Society.