‘Great Vegan Bake-off’ a piece of cake for Jane!

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A 35-year-old sales assistant from Broughty Ferry is a finalist in PETA’s annual contest to find the best vegan baker in the UK.

After much consideration – and drooling over the delectable baked goods – PETA has selected Jane Jones, whose Mirror Glazed Genoise Sponge Filled with Chocolate Mousse (pictured) wowed PETA’s judges, as one of the 12 finalists. Now, the public will help PETA decide who should be crowned the 2016 Great Vegan Bake-Off champion.

Elisa Allen, from PETA, said: “We were so inundated with terrific cruelty-free dishes that it was almost impossible to narrow the entries down to just 12 finalists.

“Jane Jones is already a winner in our eyes because she has shown that vegan baking is a piece of (egg- and dairy-free) cake!”

Eggs and dairy foods – which are high in cholesterol and saturated fat – are two of the main culprits in the UK’s obesity epidemic, which is linked to many of the country’s top killers, including heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and cancer. Not only are plant-based meals better for our health and the planet – since livestock farming is one of the biggest contributors to climate change – they also spare millions of animals the horrors of factory farms every year.

Voting is open to the public until October 10. PETA will choose the winner based on several factors, including vote count, and will announce the results by October 14.