Austin Bakes for Bastrop was the first large-scale fundraising bake sale I’ve ever been in. It involved long hours in the kitchen and on my feet, which are still recovering. Living in Round Rock and working in Austin for the last eight years has had quite an impact on my life. I met my husband here, we’re raising a family now, and this feel like home now. What would happen if everything we own went up in smoke and unbridled flames? That’s exactly what hundreds of families are facing at this moment, right down the road from where I sit. I was compelled to find some avenue to help those in this incredibly difficult situation. I don’t have much, but I can certainly bake for a cause!
I still wish I could have baked more Finnish Pulla bread, it was the first item I made at the Round Rock bake sale that sold out. On Twitter there was a woman thanking me for the Pfefernüsse cookies I made, and another who wished she could have found some.
Local bakery businesses and home cooks pitched in an unbelievable amount of goodies for the seven different bake sale spots. The Round Rock location had so much stuff and less traffic that we shuttled stuff three times to other sales so they had enough to last until 2PM (and beyond in some cases I heard!). That’s how some of the things I made found their way to Austin.
Big thank you to all the volunteers who dropped off baked goods at Old Settler’s Park! Thank you to my family for putting up with me :)
Another thank you to…
- The Tamale Place
- Thunderbird Energetica
- Cookie Cowgirl
- Let’s Bakery
- Bellissimo Bakery
- Pie Fixes Everything
So many wonderful treats and caring bakers behind them!
The photos seen above were taken by Martha Compton from mkc photography, a local lifestyle photographer who shoots on-location in natural light. Check out more of Martha’s gorgeous photos at mkcphoto.net!