Austin Bakes for Japan, Open for Donations!

Hundreds of bakers, bloggers, volunteers and businesses across Austin need your help TODAY to raise $10,000 for AmeriCares Japan relief! Stop by one of five locations in Austin to make a gift to AmeriCares and pick up some sweets.

Over 70 home cooks and dozens of local bakeries will be putting out their finest treats for Austin Bakes for Japan TODAY. We’ll have plenty of goodies, so you can help by bringing your wallet and an appetite to any of five bake sale locations around Austin.

All items at Austin Bakes for Japan will be sold by donation, so donors can choose how much they’d like to give to AmeriCares in exchange for the baked goods of their choice. Just drop those bills or checks in the donation jar and take your pick of goodies to share with your family– or not. We won’t tell if you eat all the cookies before you get home!

There will be whole pies at every location of Austin Bakes!

Tips for navigating the sale:
  • Bring the whole family! We are kid-friendly and parent-friendly.
  • The first 100 donors (customers) at each bake sale will receive a better bag grocery bag from Whole Foods Gateway!
  • We will have individual cookies, cupcakes, cake balls, brownies, scones, and other single-serving pastries, plus packaged half-dozens and dozens, whole cakes, loaves of bread, pies, and more for sale at each location.
  • Austin Bakes for Japan is a donation-based bake sale. That means instead of listing prices on each item, we’ll look to customers to make a valuation of their purchase and support AmeriCares accordingly.
  • Bring exact change for your purchases, if possible. We’ll accept cash and checks (made out to AmeriCares, please) in person at the bake sale.
  • Supporters who wish to make a gift by credit card may do so at the Austin Bakes for Japan FirstGiving page. Please bring your email gift receipt on paper or your phone if you’d like to pick up some items up at the bake sale as a thank-you for your gift!
  • Want to help out? Our greatest need today is for cash donations and paying customers at the bake sale.
  • If you’re planning to drop off some baked goods, please help us adhere to Austin health codes by wrapping/boxing/packaging your items and labeling them with their name and food allergy info. Remember, items will sit in the sun at the bake sale, so please bring things that don’t melt or need refrigeration.

There will be vegan baked goods like these red velvet cupcakes at every bake sale location!

Here are some of the goodies that will be available at each location!

East Austin: Nomad Bar
1213 Corona Drive, 78723

Abbey: Blackberry Mulled Wine Preserves
Alicia: Chocolate Walnut crunch, caramelized popcorn, brownies *vegan items*
Keep it Luce
: Lemon Bars, Pound Cake, Scones
Austin Gastronomist: Brown Sugar Butter Bars with Chameleon Coffee Frosting, Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread
The Modern Gelatina: Cherry Blossom, Basil Blueberry Lemonade with Vodka, Pom Berry, and The Dude Gelatins
Local Savour: Spicy Strawberry Balsamic Sauce, Maple Bacon Caramel Popcorn
Hilah Cooking: Orange Cardamom Baklava
Tasty Touring: Chocolate Chip Banana Cake
Kitschncalamities: Kolaches
Mary Makes Dinner:  Breadsticks
Boxing Octopus: Salted Caramel Brownies and Fudge Brownies
Blinded by the Bite: Gluten-Free Granola and Gluten-Free Brownies **gluten-free items**
Sara: Homemade Pop Tarts, Cookies
Texpats Abroad: Peach Drop Cookies
Scissorina: Iced Sugar Cookies
Sugar Mama’s Bake Shop: Fudge dipped brownies, Assorted cupcakes and cookies
Theresa: Italian Lemon Cookies
Chameleon Cold-Brew: Cold-Brewed Coffee
Stetted: Blackberry Basil Scones, Cinnamon cake with Chocolate Ganache and Toasted Coconut
Katayoun: Dark Chocolate Walnut Breakfast Biscotti
Mikisha: Chocolate Chip Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies
SugaPlump Pastries: mini bourbon chocolate pecan pies, assorted cakeballs
Beth: Raspberry Bars
Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking: Strawberry Jam **gluten-free items**
Whole Foods Gateway: various items from the Whole Foods bakery

 

We will be tweeting the sale using the hashtag #AustinBakes, and giving fundraising updates via our Twitter @AustinBakes.

Downtown Austin: Woof Gang Bakery
1204 North Lamar Blvd., 78703

Franish Nonspeaker: Strawberry Almond Scones with Buttermilk Glaze
Daily Salt: Cashew Brittle, Salted Butter Break-Ups, Hazelnut Chewies, Pound Cakes
Abbey: Blackberry Mulled Wine Preserves
Whole Foods Gateway: various items from the Whole Foods bakery
Sweet Pop Shop: Japanese-inspired Cupcakes
A Taste of KoKo: Green Tee Macarons
Tiny Pies: Apple Pies
Miles of Chocolate: Miles of Chocolate
Coco Paloma Desserts: Green Tea Pound Cake
Nita: Vegan Baked Goods **vegan items**
Tammy: Nut Free Cookies and Bar Cookies **nut-free items***
Curious Confections: Ribbon Cookies, Bakewell Tarts
The Smart Kitchen Blog: Cherry-Almond Butter Brownies
Heidi: Triple Chocolate Muffins
Chameleon Cold-Brew: Cold-Brewed Coffee
Chef Brian: Cheesecakes with fruit toppings
Sugar Mama’s Bake Shop: Fudge dipped brownies, Assorted cupcakes and cookies
Bake at 350: Frosted Sugar Cookies
MeFoodie: Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

 

None of the items at our bake sale will have a fixed price. We're asking folks to give what they can for the baked goods of their choice.

Central Austin: Foreign & Domestic
306 E. 53rd st., 78751

Lisa is Cooking: Herbed biscuits, White Chocolate Hazelnut Blondies
Young Austinian: Mulberry Tartes
Confituras: fig and orange chutney, valencia orange and chile arbol marmalade, and rio star grapefruit marmalade **gluten-free items**
Avan: Bacon Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies
Austin Urban Gardens: Spiced Pecans
Tasty Type: Gluten-Free Chocolate Almond Toffee **gluten-free items**
Austin Gastronomist: Brown Sugar Butter Bars with Chameleon Coffee Frosting
Starch Gastroblog: Cranberry Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Austin Farm to Table: Cheese Puffs
Pie Fixes Everything: Assorted Pies and Quiches
Scratch and Sniff: Vegan Hamentaschen **vegan items**
Lives With Cat: Vegan Mexican Wedding Cookies **vegan items**
Matt: Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies **vegan items**
Miles of Chocolate: Miles of Chocolate
Aquatic Cousins: Chocolate Beet Bread with Walnuts and Cherries
Hector: Buckeyes
Russell Lewis: Dark Chocolate Cookies Dipped in Ganache
Whole Foods Gateway: various items from the Whole Foods bakery
Chameleon Cold-Brew: Cold-Brewed Coffee
Katy: Almond Macarons
Marsha: Ranger Cookies
Virginia: Peanut Brittle, Fudge
Pau, Uma and Malini: Vegan Almond Macaroons, Congo Bars (coconut and chocolate bars) **vegan items**
SugaPlump Pastries: mini bourbon chocolate pecan pies, assorted cakeballs

 

Please bring exact change if you can. We'll also take a check made out to AmeriCares, or a gift via credit card online in advance of the sale.

South Austin: Hotel San Jose
1511 South Congress Ave., 78704

Alexis: Peanut Butter Cookies
P. Terry’s: Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Sweet Butter Bliss: Oreo-filled Chocolate Chips Cookies, Chocolate Cupcakes
Arielle Clementine: Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies, Homemade Oreos, Aged Cheddar Chipotle Thumbprints
Bake Sale Austin: Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts
Belly Bulletin: Chocolate Chip Ginger Molasses Cookies, Linzer Cookies
Oh Hey, What’s Up?: Goldfish Crackers, Potato Chip Cookies
A Taste of KoKo: Green Tee Macarons
Coco Paloma Desserts: Green Tea Pound Cake
Bless Her Heart: Cowboy Cookies
Whole Foods Gateway: various items from the Whole Foods bakery
Cats, Cookies and Cakes: Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes, Chocolate Chip Cookies
Keri: Gluten-free Chocolate Cupcakes, Gluten-free Snickerdoodles **gluten-free items**
SugaPlump Pastries: mini bourbon chocolate pecan pies, assorted cakeballs
The Vossler-Matthews Alliance: Star Wars Chocolate Shortbread Cookies, Ginger Chocolate Chip Bars
Fleur Delectable: Dill and Cheddar Cheese Bread, Sweet Pickle Relish, Feta & Rosemary Crackers
Beyond Picket Fences: Cupcakes, Sugar-Free Cupcakes, Muffins, Brownies **sugar-free items**
The Kid Can Cook: Huckleberry Crumb Cake, Chocolate-Dipped Shortbreads, Chocolate Chip Cookies and Coconut Brownie Truffles
Aneelee: Banana-oat Mini Muffins, Pear Bread Mini-Muffins
Objects of Confection and Kathy Phan: Assorted Cake Pops, Pocky Cupcakes, Sanrio Cake Pops
Vegan Lazy Smurf: Cocopuff Treats **vegan items**
Sugar Mama’s Bake Shop: Fudge dipped brownies, Assorted cupcakes and cookies
Fifty Acorns: Vegan Cupcakes **vegan items**
Magelly and Claudia: Baklava, Chocolate Cookies
Candy: Cookies, Seven Layer Bars, Butterscotch Bars, Rice Krispy Treats
South Austin Foodie: Nutmeg Cake, Mini Biscuits
Texanthropy: Vanilla Cupcakes with Fresh Fruit on top
Veggiebytes: Gluten-free, Vegan Cupcakes and Biscuits **vegan items** **gluten-free items**
Pam: Mini-loaf Friendship Breads with Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip and Pecans

 

 

100% of proceeds from Austin Bakes for Japan will support AmeriCares humanitarian relief in Japan.

West Austin: The Shops at Mira Vista
2785 Bee Cave Road, 78746

Cookie Madness: Vanilla Bean Cupcakes, Chocolate Skor Bar Cookies
Anna: Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars
Shih Loves Sweets:  Cake Pops
My Life in Cocktails: Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
Not the Normal Teenage Fare: Magic Bars, Cupcakes
Confituras: fig and orange chutney, valencia orange and chile arbol marmalade, and rio star grapefruit marmalade **gluten-free items**
Dee: Mini bundt cakes, Mini pecan pies
Cooking Up English: Mexican Chocolate Cookies, Fig Bran Muffins
Sushi-A-Go-Go: Various Japanese Desserts baked by Chef Kayo
OoLa-la: Brownies, Bread
Lynn: Mini pumpkin loaves, cupcakes
Masumi and Garland: Lemon Squares, Japanese Sweets
Kitchen Ayurveda: Yoga Cookies, Cardamom/Almond Cookies
Various moms from a Japanese school in Austin: Pound cakes, Madeleines, Chocolate Cookies, Brownies, Green Tea Brownies, Jalapeno Brownies
Objects of Confection and Kathy Phan: Assorted Cake Pops, Pocky Cupcakes, Sanrio Cake Pops
史音日記 (Reiko): Yakosoba Pan, Cookies
Fit Fashion Foodie: Brownies, Cookies, Cakeballs
Red Rabbit Cooperative Bakery: Vegan Donuts
The Pie Society: Various Pies
Ellen: Puppy Chow
ATX Gluten-Free:  Coconut Lemon Sugar Cookies **gluten-free items**
Whole Foods Gateway: various items from the Whole Foods bakery
Lemongrass Creative Concepts: Apple Pie Pops, Handmade Decorated Cookies

Thank you so much to all the Austin bakers, bloggers, tweeters, businesses, donors and eaters who are coming together today in support of Japan! Please join in the fun at the Austin Bakes location nearest you.

All five bake sale locations will be open from 10 AM to 2 PM today.  The west Austin location, The Shops at Mira Vista, will be having a Community Block Party until 5 PM, so we’ll keep our tables open there as long as the party’s going and we have baked goods to sell. Proceeds from sales at all locations will go to AmeriCares’ work in Japan. We’ll also be accepting donations online at our FirstGiving page before, during and after the sale. Click here for a Google Map that shows the locations of the Austin Bakes for Japan sales!

 

2 thoughts on “Austin Bakes for Japan, Open for Donations!

  1. Pingback: Stuff you gotta do in Austin - April 2011 Edition | Rock'N'Realty

  2. Pingback: @AustinBakes for Japan – Austin Food Community Raises $11,400 for Japan Relief! «

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s