I am designing two dozen Austin, Texas themed cake pops for Austin Food Bloggers Alliance's Cupcakes and Cocktails event benefiting Bake A Wish. Bake A Wish is a non-profit providing birthday cakes for children in need. Tickets for Wednesday's event are available online for $35.
My fancy cake pops will in the silent auction and will be made with chocolate cake balls from Objects of Confection. There may be a few other flavors here and there. Be there and bid high. ;)Jessica Forkner from Objects of Confection will be participating in the Cupcakes and Cocktails Challenge in which she will be baking up cocktail-inspired cupcakes and facing off against some of Austin's most talented bakers including Sugar Mama's Bakeshop and Amity Bakery (she distributes my fave almond croissants to La Boite). Man is this going to be tasty. Cupcakes and Cocktails Wednesday, July 27, 2012 6:00 - 9:00pm AT&T Conference Center, Tejas RoomFind out more on the Cupcakes and Cocktails Facebook event
My friend Danielle is one of the busiest people I know. She's into fashion, fitness, e-commerce, advertising, and social media. She's just a general go-getter. Now she's got to get going to Jacmel, Haiti to film a documentary about Jean Baptiste Dessaix Music School.
Danielle and her Students of The World Professional team are a mix of filmmaking, producing, fundraising, and photography professionals.
Look closely and you can see a donor chomping on a SOW Pro cake pop full of Objects of Confection's signature red velvet. He looks pretty content. I wasn't able to attend the event, but I heard the pops went fast.
Cupcake-eating baby Molly stopped by to visit. I may have created a mini cupcake eating monster.
We were so glad to help Bastrop by doing what we love. Community Renaissance Bakery helped raise $1,335.95(!) out of the total $12,500, coming in at fourth place among all the bake sale sites. Thank you, Austin.
This Saturday (ahem...tomorrow...) baked goods and crafts unite for a Mother's Day at Community Renaissance Market. A portion of proceeds will benefit SafePlace, a non-profit focused on ending domestic and sexual abuse.
Rockin Mama's Day Celebration features plenty of baked goods with cake balls, Mother's Day cake ball bouquets from Objects of Confection (including a few collaborative Mom and floral cake pops from kathyphantastic), vegan baked treats from Sugar Tooth Bakery, baked goods from Cake Maker 3000 and Sugar Pop Sweet Shop. In other words, it should be a tasty Saturday afternoon and your mama will be well fed on Sunday.
Quick iPhone sneak peek on the treats:
Jessica from Objects of Confection is also (wo)manning a decorate-your-own cupcake station which has already been deemed "sprinkle heaven." Marshmallow clouds open up, kathyphantastic wants in.
A Little News: At the last minute, I decided to have my first tiny test booth with crafts (mainly Mom-friendly banners) from the kathyphantastic Etsy store. This is more of a practice round for me, since I don't have too much to sell right now and I haven't had time to dream up a booth display The booth fee goes directly to SafePlace so I'm definitely for that. It will be interesting to see the others' booths as well.
Were you wondering who those others are? My good friend Micah Porter from The Clever Chick is selling some clay and bottlecap necklace charms. Kristin Farwell from Karmalized Photography is selling cards and prints while hosting a photobooth. MotsDots is selling jewelry for moms with a different sense of style (than kathyphantastic).
Oh and there's more. There's also Pekkle and Chococat.
Badtz Maru and Pochacco just stopped by for the photo opp. They won't be available at Austin Bakes.
Our Sanrio Cake Pops will be available at Hotel San Jose and The Shops at Mira Vista. Jessica from Objects of Confection will be volunteering at the Mira Vista location, so be sure to stop by say hi and get a few of their delicious cake balls.
And to let blog readers in on a little secret: those Keroppi pops are red velvet inside.
Huge thank you to the amazingly talented Aimee Wenske for photographing these Sanrio cake pops and Kathryn Hutchinson of Austin Gastronomist for organizing Austin Bakes for Japan. We hope to raise a lot of money for Japan through cuteness.
Yes, Objects of Confection and kathyphantastic are donating Sanrio Keroppi Cake Pops to Austin Bakes for Japan. All proceeds will go to AmeriCares, a charity providing both medical and humanitarian aid to Japanese earthquake and tsunami survivors.
These Sanrio cake pops and other goodies from Objects of Confection, including 8 packs of cake balls, will be available at two locations:
Hotel San Jose 1511 South Congress Ave., 78704 On the grassy area at the entrance of the Hotel parking lot along South Congress
The Shops at Mira Vista 2785 Bee Cave Road, 78746 At the east part of the shopping center, between Keith Kristofer Salon and Spa and Collectic Home
Who's in for some Japanese cake pop cuteness for a cause? Kero Kero Keroppi is down.
Please mark your calendars for baked goods for a good cause April 2nd. For more information (and which baked goods to expect), follow @austinbakes on Twitter. I'll be posting a few updates on my blog, too.
If you're an Austinite who's interested in baking or volunteering for Austin Bakes for Japan email the organizer.
If you'd like to give now and don't want any baked goods in return. Give online to Austin Bakes for Japan.
We're really glad for the opportunity to bake for a cause with others in the Austin food blog community.