Austin Bakes for Austin

atxbakesforaustinbanner1Are you baking up a storm for Thanksgiving? Looking for a volunteer project to give thanks back? Or maybe want to buy some goodies to feed to family in town for the holiday? I have got good news for you!!  The wonderful folks who have raised well into the six figures for causes like the typhoons in Japan and the recent explosion tragedy in West, Texas are holding another great bake sale in Austin over the Thanksgiving weekend. They are looking for bakers to donate goods, volunteers to man locations, and, of course, eaters to purchase all of the yummy donations. All proceeds go to the families recently hit by the devastating floods in Austin. Below are the details if you would like to participate. Here is the link to the sign up page. And here is the link to the Facebook page.

 

There will be five bake sales around town on Saturday, November 30th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Please sign up for the bake sale of your choice by clicking your preferred location below:

We aim to have 4-6 volunteers at each bake sale location who will help set up the baked goods, talk with customers, collect money, and clean up once the sale is finished. You don’t need to be available for the whole sale to volunteer; just sign up on the spreadsheet for whenever you’d like to help. If you’re not yet sure what you’re baking, it’s totally fine to put your name and other information in the spreadsheet as a placeholder, and come back later to fill in the baked good information.
What to Bake
  • Savory and sweet baked goods, preserves, and homemade candies are welcome! 
  • In order to comply with Austin health codes, items at the bake sale need to be wrapped or boxed for sale when you drop them off. Individually wrapped treats, packaged dozens and half-dozens, as well as whole cakes/pies/tarts/loaves etc. are welcome. 
  • It may be warm or rainy that day, so please make items that will be safe and appetizing to eat after some time outside. That means no custard, ice cream cakes, whipped cream, cream cheese frosting, whipped egg white frostings or dairy items that spoil quickly. 
  • Please label your treats with the item name. Include your @Twitter handle and blog URL if you’re online. Gluten-free/dairy-free/vegan/nut-free items are welcome and should be clearly labeled as such.
  • Please plan to deliver your goods in containers you will not need returned.
  • We sell everything by donation, so the more delicious/special the items, and the nicer the packaging/presentation, the more money we can get! 
Supplies to Bring. We’re looking for the following supplies at each location. Can you help? Sign up on the spreadsheet, or reply via email to let me know.
  • Several large handmade or printed signs announcing the bake sale (This is a BIG need!)
  • 2-4 rectangular folding tables at all locations except Whole Foods locations
  • 2-4 Red plastic or paper table cloths
  • 2-4 Large, clean coffee cans or pickle jars to hold donations
  • A few folding chairs for volunteers to sit on
  • Pop-up party tents for shade at all locations except Whole Foods Locations
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tape, scissors, pens, markers, poster boards for signs
  • Dessert displays like cake stands, baskets, tiered dessert displays
If you bring supplies like folding tables, chairs, dessert displays, or other items that you’ll want to take home, please label them with your name and phone number. Those items will be available for pick-up at 2:00 PM. Leftover baked goods from all locations will be packed up and delivered to local fire houses and nonprofit organizations after the sale. We will need volunteers to help with those efforts starting at 2:00 PM.
Tell your friends! We cannot have too many volunteer bakers, and we certainly cannot have too many patrons!!!
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My name is Christy and I was born, raised, and still live in Austin, TX. I love to travel. I have been all over the US, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, etc. My second favorite place in the world is Negril, Jamaica where I have been 10 times and counting. I am a trained pastry chef but I am not currently working in "the industry" right now. I became a pastry chef in part to complement the fabulous dinners conjured up by my best friends Ethan and Michelle, who hopefully will be contributing to this blog as well. We went through a 2 year period of "Tuesday Night" dinner parties which were a smorgasbord of bloody meat and red, red wine. Friendships and laughter. The men did all the cooking while the women got tipsy, as all dinner parties should be. If I wanted to participate with food, I had to bring something and I became Dessert Girl. Eventually I attended the Le Cordon Bleu program at the Texas Culinary Academy and received a certificate in Pastry and Baking. I have had several baking jobs but found it hard to make ends meet, so I earn my living elsewhere for now. I have had the pleasure of working with several celebrity chefs including Rebecca Rather, Bronwen Weber, and David Lebovitz. I have also cultivated some amazing friends and resources in the Central Texas area and would like to share my knowledge with all who care to join me. My most recent honor was winning Best Sweet at the Bacon Takedown during SXSW 2011. As the culinary icon Ms. Childs' says, "Bon Appetit!" ***CONTACT ME at christy111luv@yahoo.com or twitter @christy111luv***

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