Virtual Bake Sales

The Bake Dept is excited to participate in
Virtual Bake Sales!

We bake, you buy, we donate!

The mission of the bake sale is to aid financially “…an end to racism, fascism, and the unjust treatment of Black people in America.”


The below Bake Sale has ended. 
Thanks to those who bought and donated! 
Together we raised $130 for Brave Space Alliance! 

So for posterity, here's the sale:

Ok peeps, it's time for The Bake Dept's inaugural Virtual Bake Sale, woot!

Becky will be selling pints of Salted Pretzel Ice Cream for pick up at a designated time and place in Chicago.

salted pretzel ice cream pie
Sorry, not the whole pie, guys, just the ice cream!

Pints will be $12 each with the entirety of the cash going to the organization.  This time I'm mixing Pride Month (Happy Pride Month!) into the cause and have chosen Brave Space Alliance.

About Brave Space Alliance, from their website:  "BSA is a vehicle to empower and elevate queer and trans voices, particularly those belonging to people of color, to allow our communities a seat at the table on key decision making processes that impact the community of Chicago."

Ordering Details:

This is a prepaid purchase through Venmo or PayPal only; no cash will be accepted and pints are filled to order meaning, unfortunately, no ice cream will be available for purchase at the pick-up time and location. As a bonus, you'll receive a print out of the recipe with your purchase as well, cool!

Click this yellow text to send an email to Becky to receive directions on how to buy, donate, and pick up.  Note that you will receive an auto-reply message with instructions; if you do not receive this email, please check your spam box and if for some gosh darn reason it's still not there, please contact me again or through the contact section.  

If you're not in the area to pick up, you are more than welcome to donate!

Becky will start taking pre-orders on June 19, 2021 and stop taking pre-orders and payments on June 24, 2021 at 5 pm central time. 

Help a girl out and order as early as possible -- I only have one little ice cream machine! 


Donations will be accepted now through the day of pick-up, June 26, 2021.

"Becky," you ask, "what else can I do?"

Be sure to check out this list of suggested reading to learn more about anti-racism and what you can do. Check out this curated list of suggested reading on the Chicago Public Library website.  Swing by your local Black-owned bookstore to purchase any of the titles suggested and support Black authors or if money is tight, try your local library (or swing by virtually if your area library is connected with Libby) to borrow the books.

You can also check out this list of books, films, and podcasts assembled by NPR.

Over on Medium you can find this, A Detailed List of Anti-Racism Resources.

For more general information about the Virtual Bake Sale, search the #bakersagainstracism hashtag on Instagram and check out this article by Time Out.

As always, you can get involved locally to further the efforts as well as donate to your organization of choice.

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