Calling All Bakers!

Photo by Melissa Skorpil

Photo courtesy of  Melissa Skorpil

Nepal needs your help!

And a city-wide bake sale needs city-wide support. Anyone and everyone is welcome and encouraged to donate baked items for the sale, which will take place on Saturday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sign-up to bake for any of the Austin Bakes for Nepal sale locations using the links below:

Make It Sweet Makes It Even Sweeter

MakeitSweet

Austin bake shop Make It Sweet has been a supporter of previous Austin Bakes fundraisers, and this time they will once again donate 25% of all ingredients and packaging supplies purchased for Austin Bakes for Nepal. Visiting their store at 9070 Research Blvd., Set 203, Austin, TX 78758 for all your baking needs is a great way to make your contribution go even farther. Simply mention “Austin Bakes” as you are checking out, through Friday May 22, and 25% of your purchase will be donated to the fundraiser.

What to Bake

What do you like to bake? What do you like to eat? The field is fairly wide open here, but there are some health code rules that need to be followed, as well as few best practices. Please follow these guidelines when determining what items you will donate:

  • All items should be prepared in a clean, sanitary kitchen.
  • No perishable items that require refrigeration are permitted at bake sales (for example: cheesecake, chocolate-dipped fresh fruit, cream or merengue pies).
  • Homemade preserves such as jams, jellies, and pickles are allowed. However, avoid canned tomato items such as salsa as well as pumpkin and pear butters.
  • All items must be individually wrapped. Large items such as cakes and pies can be sold as a whole or sliced into smaller pieces, provided each serving is in its own wrapper or container.
  • All items should be labeled with the following information: what it is, whether it meets any special diet requirements (i.e. vegan, nut-free, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free), who made it, a link to your website or blog of you have one.

For more information about what items are and are not allowed at bake sales, please refer to the Texas Cottage Food Law FAQ.

Photo courtesy of Melissa Skorpil

Photo courtesy of Melissa Skorpil

We need your help to reach our goal of raising $20,000 for AmeriCares to apply to disaster relief in Nepal. So let’s get baking Austin!

Coming soon: inspiration for recipes and packaging ideas!


Spread the Word!

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