Austin Bakes for Bastrop, Open for Donations!

Hundreds of bakers, bloggers, volunteers and businesses across Austin need your help TODAY to raise $10,000 for those affected by wildfire in Central Texas. Stop by one of seven locations in Austin and Round Rock to make a gift to the Central Texas Wildfire Fund and pick up some sweets.

Over 100 home cooks and dozens of local bakeries will be putting out their finest treats for Austin Bakes for Bastrop TODAY. We’ll have plenty of goodies, so you can help by bringing your wallet and an appetite to any of seven bake sale locations around Austin.

Community Renaissance Market, 6800 Westgate Boulevard, 78745
The Flying Saucer at The Triangle, 815 W. 47th Street, 78751
Foreign & Domestic, 306 E. 53rd Street, 78751
Hotel San Jose, 1316 South Congress Avenue, 78704
Old Settler’s Park, 3300 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, 78665
Whole Foods Market Gateway, 9607 Research Boulevard #300, 78759
Whole Foods Market Lamar, 525 N. Lamar Boulevard, 78703

We are also accepting gifts online through our secure online giving page.

Over 100 home bakers and two dozen small businesses are baking for Bastrop!

All items at Austin Bakes for Bastrop will be sold by donation, so donors can choose how much they’d like to give to the Central Texas Wildfire Fund 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!

Items at Austin Bakes for Bastrop are sold by donation. Please bring exact change if you can, and make checks out to the Austin Community Foundation.

Tips for navigating the sale:
  • Bring the whole family! We are kid-friendly and parent-friendly.
  • 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 Bastrop 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 the Central Texas Wildfire Fund accordingly.
  • Bring exact change for your purchases, if possible. We’ll accept cash and checks (made out to The Austin Community Foundation, 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 Bastrop 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 Travis and Williamson County 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.

Gluten-free and vegan items will be clearly labeled as such and available at all seven locations while they last.

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

Downtown Austin: Whole Foods Market Lamar
525 N. Lamar Boulevard, 78703

Franish Nonspeaker: Magic Bars
Blinded Bite: Gluten-free Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts
Claudette’s Creations: Shortbread cookies, Cupcakes, Chocolate Truffle Cakes, Chocolate Chip Cookie Cakes with Buttercream Icing
Kate Le Suer:  Granola
Alanna Anderson: Pecan Pie Bars
Natanya Anderson: Parmesan Crackers
Ellen R.:  Gluten-free cookies **Gluten-free Item**
Fine Arts Bakery: Halloween Cookie Bouquet, Hand Painted Cookies, Halloween Cupcakes
Lindsay K.: Cupcakes
Thunderbird Energetica: Assorted energy bars **Gluten-free Item** *Vegan Item*
The Smart Kitchen: White Chocolate Cinna-mini Crunch
The Cowgirl Treatery: Cookies, Cupcakes
Simply Sweet: Cookies, Cupcakes
MAX’s Wine Dive: Orange-cranberry Bread Pudding
Starch Gastroblog: Cookies
My Sweet Cheeks: Rice Krispie Treats, Cupcakes
Meridith D.: Nutella Cookies, Double Chocolate Cookies
Holly L. & Mimi M: No-Sugar Added Cupcakes, Regular Cupcakes, Pumpkin Cookies, Fudge, Pumpkin Break, Scones, Chocolate Brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chef Veggie: Gluten-free & Vegan Muffins, Cookies, Daiya Biscuits **Gluten Free Items** *Vegan Items*
Miles of Chocolate: Gluten-free Miles of Chocolate **Gluten-Free Items**
The Inglenook Co.: Vegan Sweet and Savory Hand Pies, Vegan Cayenne Brownies, Vegan Banana Mini-Cakes, Assorted Vegan Focaccias *Vegan Items*

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

South Austin: Hotel San Jose
1316 South Congress Avenue, 78704

Aneelee: Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, Mexican Granola
Vegan Lazy Smurf: Assorted Vegan Baked Goods *Vegan Items*
Nancy M.: Cupcakes
Catherine & John Thomas: Brownies
Sue & Gregg W.: Gluten-Free Cardamom Cookies, Gluten-Free Mini-Focaccias **Gluten-free Items**
Taylor W.: Cookies, Brownies
Thunderbird Energetica: Assorted energy bars **Gluten-free Item** *Vegan Item*
The Pie Society: Selection of Crimps
Neysa King: Pear Cake, Sticky Gingerbread Cake
Kris S.: Assorted Cakes, Lemon Bars
Aimee Wenske: Vanilla Chai Cupcakes, Orange-Cranberry Scones
South Austin Foodie: Buttermilk Biscuits
Gloria R.: Lemon Kissed Cookies, Spoon Cookies, Chocolate & Pistachio Biscotti
Jennifer C.: Caramel Apple Cider Cookies, Apple Cake
Shih Loves Sweets: Cake Pops
Tracy A.: Granola, Cookies, Cupcakes
Tiny Pies: Assorted Tiny Pies
Miles of Chocolate: Gluten-free Miles of Chocolate **Gluten-Free Items**
The Saucy Tart: Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies
The Inglenook Co.: Vegan Sweet and Savory Hand Pies, Vegan Cayenne Brownies, Vegan Banana Mini-Cakes, Assorted Vegan Focaccias *Vegan Items*
Keri C.: Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gluten-free Snickerdoodles, Gluten-free Snack Bars *Vegan Items*
Ron S: Pecan Pralines
Gullett Girl Scout Troops 1160 and 976: Vegan Peanut-Butter Rice Krispie Treats, Lemon Poppyseed Cake, Chocolate Brownies *Vegan Items*
Macarons by Jane: Vanilla Macarons with Chocolate Ganache Filling
Confituras: Salted Caramel Pear Butter, Apple Hatch Chile Chutney **Gluten-Free Items**
Kristen Davenport: Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes, Vegan Raspberry Blackout Cupcakes *Vegan Items*

Please bring exact change if you can. We'll also take a check made out to the Austin Community Foundation, or gifts via credit card online.

North Austin: Whole Foods Market Gateway
9607 Research Boulevard #300, 78759

Stetted: Spiced Pear Cakelets, Cappucino Muffins, Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies **Gluten-free Items**
Ginger’s Kitchen: Spiced Plum & Port Jam, Plum Nectarine Butter
The Kid Can Cook: Nut-Free Maple Granola with Dried Blueberries and Cherries, Mini Pound Cakes ***Nut-free Items***
Emily B.: Decorated Sugar Cookies
Jan G.: New Orleans Pecan Pralines, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Espresso Brownies
Tammy M.: Gluten-free Caramel Chocolate Apples,  Gluten-free Ding Dongs, Gluten Free Popcorn Balls **Gluten-free Items**
Fine Arts Bakery: Halloween Cookie Bouquet, Hand Painted Cookies, Halloween Cupcakes
Miles of Chocolate: Gluten-free Miles of Chocolate **Gluten-Free Items**
Thunderbird Energetica: Assorted energy bars **Gluten-free Item** *Vegan Item*
Kitschn Calamities: Pumpkin Bread, Apple Pasties
Betsy H: Mini Cakes
SugaPlump Pastries: Butterscotch Blondies, Mini Berry Loaves, Chocolate Pumpkin Loaves, Assorted Cake Balls
Emily H.: Decorated Sugar Cookies
Lauren P.: Blueberry Muffins
Sweet Pop Shop: Cookies, Cupcakes, Cake Balls
Robin B.: Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes
Kathy Lovett: Vegan Brownies, Vegan Oatmeal Cookies *Vegan Items*
Akiko K.: Chocolate Chip Pecan Pies
Julie Boolie Tran: Madeleines, Cookies
Barbara H.: Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies **Gluten-free Items**
Lisa R. & Gina H.: Nutella Cupcakes, Citrus Cupcakes with a Ruby Red Grapefruit Glaze
Scissorina: Shortbread Cookies
Wheatless Wonders: Gluten-free Brownies, Gluten-free Cupcakes, Gluten-free Coffee Cake **Gluten-free Items**
Fleur De-Lectable: Homemade Dog Biscuits
Dana H.: Egg-free Cookies, Egg-free Dessert Bars ***Egg-free Items***

100% of money collected from Austin Bakes for Bastrop will support the Central Texas Wildfire Fund.

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

Lisa Is Cooking: Pumpkin Walnut Cake, Biscuits
Carla Crownover: Pickled Okra, Apple Pie in a Jar, Apple Butter
Hector G.: Kahlua & Mexican Chocolate Brownies
Neal K.: Spicy Bacon Cracker Jacks
Dominique K.: Rice Krispies Snacks
Katy W.: Cinnamon Shortbread
Debbie B.: Vanilla Bean Cupcakes, Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing
Katherine P.: Pound Cake
The Modern Gelatina: Strawberry Margarita Gelatin Molds
Miles of Chocolate: Gluten-free Miles of Chocolate **Gluten-Free Items**
Thunderbird Energetica: Assorted energy bars **Gluten-free Item** *Vegan Item*
Coco Paloma: Homemade Marshmallows
Sarah S.: Homemade Sandwich Bread
Cheryl P.: Molasses Cookies
Lindsey R.: Homemade Pop-Tarts
Pie Fixes Everything: Pumpkin Rum Mini-Pies, Chocolate Pecan Mini-Pies, Strawberry Rhubarb Mini-Pies
Contigo Austin: Cookies, Scones
Kitjer: ANZAC Cookies
The Austin Gastronomist: Chili Lime Popcorn, Chocolate Espresso Cookies
Tiny Pies: Assorted Tiny Pies
Karla L.: Fudge Brownie Cake
Jennie Chen: Banana Bread

We will have single-serving cookies, brownies, cupcakes, and cake pops, as well as whole loaves, cakes and pies.

Round Rock: Old Settler’s Park
3300 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, 78665

Midnite Chef: Ginger Molasses Cookies, Vegan Raspberry Bars, Olive Rosemary Bread, Cranberry Apricot Oatmeal Cookies, Brittle, Caramel Nut Popcorn, Pecan Raisin Tarts, Pfferrnussen Cookies *Vegan Items*
Rami E.: Garlic Cheddar Beer Bread
Brenda F: Baylor-themed Decorated Sugar Cookies
Christine H.: Cupcakes, Cookies, Cake Balls
Cindee S.: Cookies
Vicky R.: Cakes, Cookies, Brownies
Corey A.: Cookies, Cupcakes
Tamale Place: Empanadas, Mexican Pastries
Thunderbird Energetica: Assorted energy bars **Gluten-free Item** *Vegan Item*
Ellie Belly Cakes: Cookies, Salted Caramel Brownies, Mexican Chocolate Brownies, Pumpkin Blondies
Cookie Cowgirl: Texas Flag Cookies, Sunflower Cookies, Texas “Love” Cookie Bites, Autumn Cookies
Food Good Laundry Bad: Peanut Butter Oreo Brownies
Tisha C.: Cupcakes
Carolyn B.: Almond Brittle, Banana Nut Bread, Cookies
Confituras: Salted Caramel Pear Butter, Apple Hatch Chile Chutney **Gluten-Free Items**
Raye R.: Cookies, Brownies
Bellissimo Bakery: Cupcakes
Pie Fixes Everything: Pumpkin Rum Mini-Pies, Chocolate Pecan Mini-Pies, Strawberry Rhubarb Mini-Pies
Let’s Bakery: Mini Fudge Bundt Cakes, Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Lonely Gourmet: Double Chocolate Cappuccino Cupcakes

There's no way these cookies will last long at the bake sale. If we do have extra baked goods, though, they'll be donated to local fire stations and charities after the sale closes at 2 PM.

Central Austin: The Flying Saucer at The Triangle
815 W. 47th Street, 78751

Hilah Cooking: Gingerbread Muffins, Sun-dried Tomato Scones
Laura F.: Dark Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Double Chocolate Cupcakes
Boxing Octopus: Cowboy Cookies, Salted Caramel Brownies
Beyond Picket Fences: Ginger Cookies, Guiness-gasm Cupcakes, Yogurt & Fig Muffins, Peach Pie
Lone Star Plate: Vegan Apple Cake *Vegan Items*
Mary Makes Dinner: Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies **Gluten-free Items**
Theresa C.: French Apple Tartlets, Spiced Peach Tartlets
Miles of Chocolate: Gluten-free Miles of Chocolate **Gluten-Free Items**
Thunderbird Energetica: Assorted energy bars **Gluten-free Item** *Vegan Item*
Alice J.: Muffins
Sarah P.: Dark Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Oatmeal Carrot Cookies, Beet Brownies, Butternut Squash Olive Oil Muffins
AnitaKC: German Chocolate Cupcakes, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Mini Pecan Pies
Valerie V.: Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Hannah F.: Praline Cranberry Truffles
Cake and Spoon: Ginger Scones, Spiced Pear Scones
Jennifer D.: Zucchini Bread
Macarons by Jane: Vanilla Macarons with Chocolate Ganache Filling
Ginger’s KitchenSpiced Plum & Port Jam, Plum Nectarine Butter

Most items at Austin Bakes will be labeled with the baker's social media information. That way you can say thanks online, or get the recipes for your favorite items!

Sunset Valley: Community Renaissance Market
6800 Westgate Boulevard, 78745

Objects of Confection: Cake Balls, Cake Pops, Truffles, Cookies
Russell Murphy: Mini Quick Bread Loaves
Girl Gone Grits: Chocolate Chili Cupcakes with Chipotle Ganash, Cheese Straws
Lynn G.: Cookies, Cupcakes
Carissa G.: Pickles, Assorted Jams
Sonia S.: Pear Pies, Pecan Pies
Melodee K.: Cookies, Brownies
Curious Confections: Gingerbread Cookies, Muffins
Madelyn V.: Cookies, Cupcakes
Thunderbird Energetica: Assorted energy bars **Gluten-free Item** *Vegan Item*
Cookie Madness: Peanut Butter Cookie Granola, Assorted Cookies
Nancy A.: Whoopie Pies, Cookies
Kelly B.: Banana Nut Bread
Stephanie K.: Peanut Butter Brownies
Paula D.: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Snickerdoodle Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies
Jote: Cowboy Cookies

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

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.  Proceeds from sales at all locations will go to The Austin Community Foundation Central Texas Wildfire Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We’ll also be accepting donations online at our FirstGiving page before, during and after the sale. Click here for a Google Map of all seven bake sale locations around Austin!

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