5th Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off Recap!


February 2, 2013

A Delicious Time Had By All

On Saturday, February 2nd, 2013, 500 people came out to share in the tasting of 5000 samples of cupcakes, cookies, pies, tarts and more at the 5th Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off.

Dozens of local vegetarian businesses donated an incredible array of fantastic prizes to award to our winners, which were chosen by attendees as well as two head judges: Ruth Tal of Fresh Restaurants and Lesia Kohut of LPK’s Culinary Groove.

We would like to thank the amazing team of more than 50 volunteers who made this event possible, as well as all the bakers who put so much effort into making their fabulous treats.

Congratulations to the winners!

Best Pro in Show:

Black Magic Squares by APieCalypse Now!

Best Home Baker in Show:


One Drop Macaroons by Reuben Jong

Best Presentation:

Tropical Coquito Pineapple Paradise by Drew Silverthorn


Best Presentation Runner Up:

Lemon Donuts by Lisa Le

Best Baking Out of the Box:

Barking Mad by PinkHart Diner

DonutsDecadent Raw Desserts

1st Place: Tijana’s Tropical Treat by Tijana Cosovic
Runner Up: Raw Banana Cream Pie by Natasha Fraynak

Delicious Donuts and Pastries

1st Place: Marvelous Mini Cake Donuts by Nicole Axworthy
Runner Up: Lemon Donuts by Lisa Le

Glorious Gluten-Free Sweets

1st Place: One Drop Macaroons by Reuben Jong
Runner Up: Attack of the Killer Brownie! by Nathalie Andrews

ProfessionalProfessionally Crafted Vegan Classics

1st Place: Black Magic Squares by Apiecalypse Now
Runner Up: Nutty Monkey Tart by Michelle Gatien

Professionally Crafted Gluten-Free Goodies

1st Place: Chocolate Hazelnut Meringue Tower by Katie Brock
Runner Up: Caramel Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake by Bunners

Blissful Brownies and Bars

1st Place: Dashing Dan’s Peanut Butter Dream by Dan Pitman
Runner Up: Espresso Brownie by Ann Leriche-Brydson

Charming Vegan Cookies

1st Place: Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Extravaganza! by Lesley Steeve
Runner Up: Ooey Gooey Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies by Kaley Hall

CupcakesClever Cakes and Cupcakes

1st Place: Tropical Coquito Pineapple Paradise by Drew Silverthorn
Runner Up: The Triple Whammy by Deanna Harris

Perfect Pies and Squares

1st Place: Heavenly Strawberry Tofutti-Cake Crumble by Maryann Buri
Runner Up: Oh My! Brownie Pumpkin Pie by Ashley Sauve

Filed under: Eat Veg News News from the Toronto Vegetarian Association