MANCHESTER Vegan Cafe and Wellbeing Centre crowns a third winner in this November’s Cake Off.
Manchester Vegan Cafe and Wellbeing Centre in Affleck Palace hosted the event, with proceeds from the day going to the Bleak Holt Animal Sanctuary in Bury.
The winner of the month gets their cake sold in the cafe for one week, with all proceeds going to a charity of their choice.
This competition is now in its third month and has proved to be a large success for both the contestants and the cafe with last month’s winner raised £50 for the Bleak Holt Animal Sanctuary.
The event helps the cafe learn what customers enjoy as the winning cake from last month is now a main menu item and many contestants take the opportunity to gain advice about their baking.
Contestants discuss their recipes, explaining how they were able to overcome certain obstacles that often face vegan bakers.
The event is open to everyone; skilled vegan bakers and people that are completely new to the world of baking.
Gina Topliff Frost, cafe owner and event organiser, ensured that everyone felt at ease within the event creating a very welcoming environment.
Alongside her husband, she runs the cafe by day and by night the centre is transformed into a desirable venue.
Mrs Topliff Frost said the event, “it is designed to help charities and it is also designed to help us find what cakes the public likes.”
The café is designed to help women with Asperger’s, as digestive difficulties are commonplace among people with Autism and Asperger’s.
Each recipe at the cafe is animal-friendly meals and affordable for everyone.
It is also used for theatre productions, live music, poetry readings and more, under the 3MT production title.
Over the next month they have lots in store, you can see a run down of there events here.