Two DC-based pastry chefs, Paola Velez and Willa Pelini, are mobilizing professional and home bakers to support causes connected to the Black Lives Matter movement. The pair are behind Bakers Against Racism, a virtual bake sale taking place from June 15 to June 20.
At first, Velez and Pellini predicted that only a handful of professional bakers would be interested in joining their efforts, but the bake sale has since evolved into a global effort. So far, 2,400 bakers have pledged to join Bakers Against Racism. According to a post on its Instagram page, participants are from “42 states, over 170 US cities & 15 countries.”