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Toronto's Vegan Bake-Off Sizzles With Sweets

If you think vegan food, especially baked goods, taste like cardboard and never meet up to their old-fashioned dessert counterparts, think again.
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You got to vote for which vegan baked goods you loved most.

With the beautiful Artscape's Daniels Spectrum as the backdrop and energetic buzz, it was your responsibility -- no, your outright duty as a foodie to taste, savour and enjoy the best of the best in Toronto's vegan bakery scene.

Sometimes life isn't fair, right?

On Sunday, I attended my very first Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-off and my mind and taste buds exploded. Check out some of the drool-worthy foods that sat pretty, waiting to be devoured.

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Be warned: this is not a swanky event but more for those who are dedicated to good grub and nothing more. Your hands were your utensils and the floor was a popular eating area. No one seemed to mind. I checked.

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On top of the amazing creations, on display were some pretty impressive cruelty-free, tummy-grumbling inventions to gawk at and snap photos of.

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If you think vegan food, especially baked goods, taste like cardboard and never meet up to their old-fashioned dessert counterparts, think again.

All photos by Jessica Young. Shot and edited on Samsung S6.

Jessica Young is a writer, photographer and marketing strategist in Toronto. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Visit her website here.