Bake Sale Preview #1

In less than 24 hours, Austin Bakes for Bastrop will be open for business!! We are so excited about the bake sale tomorrow, and not just for the cake. (Although Neysa’s Sticky Gingerbread Cake is pretty exciting.) It’s going to be a great day tomorrow because Austin is coming together to raise a lot of money for a worthy cause:  The Austin Community Foundation Central Texas Wildfire Fund.

Available while they last at Whole Foods Lamar.

When you shop at Austin Bakes for Bastrop, 100% of your donation will support the Central Texas Wildfire Fund’s work in Bastrop and other areas affected by wildfire. We are accepting gifts of cash, checks made out to The Austin Community Foundation, and donations online via our secure FirstGiving page.

We'll have jams and preserves at all seven locations of the bake sale.

Your gifts online are twice as nice because they’ll be matched by Key Ingredient. If you make a gift online now and want to buy some treats, just show the friendly volunteers at the bake sale the email receipt of your gift. They’ll say “thanks!” and help you choose the baked goods of your dreams as a token of our appreciation. Of course, if you wanted to make a gift online now AND write a check in person tomorrow, we won’t argue.

Thunderbird Energetica Bars and other vegan treats will be available at all seven bake sales tomorrow, while they last.

Whether you buy a Thunderbird Energetica Bar, some Confituras jams or some Gluten-Free Miles of Chocolate, your donation will be helping people in Bastrop. Those are just three of over 30 Austin businesses who also want to help Bastrop. The collective cash and in-kind contributions of our business sponsors is over $5,000!

Available at the Whole Foods Market Lamar location, thanks to Claudette's Creations.

Another small business, Claudette’s Creations, will be providing these Texas cupcakes and decorated sugar cookies for sale at the Whole Foods Lamar location. Both of these treats are labor intensive and delectable, so you’ll be inspired to buy several when you see them in person and think about how much time chef Claudette spent making them. She is also driving from San Antonio, where her business is based, to attend the sale.

We’ve got another preview post on the way tonight, and tomorrow a big list of the items available at each location will go live around 6 AM. If you’re mapping out your day tomorrow, click here for a Google Map with all seven Austin Bakes for Bastrop locations tagged. If you want to help out at the bake sale with a donation of baked goods, signs advertising the sale, or money containers like pickle jars, let us know by sending an email to AustinGastronomist at gmail dot com.