Cake Pops at Cupcakes and Cocktails Bake A Wish Event

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 Room

Find out more on the Cupcakes and Cocktails Facebook event

Students of the World Professional Cake Pops

photo by Tina Phan

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.

photo by Steve Moakley

 

photo by Steve Moakley

I designed some Students of the World logo cake pops for their SOW Pro on the Patio fundraising event held on Launch787's patio.

photo by Steve Moakley

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.

Lucky guy.

photo by Tina Phan

Find out more about the trip and the team on the SOW Pro website, their Facebook page, and blog.

Donate to Danielle or her entire team on their Rally page.

I'm so proud of you, Danielle! You are amazing.

Sweet Relief Bake Sale for Bastrop

In an effort to raise money to help Central Texas Fire victims, the ladies of the Community Renaissance Bakery Collective joined whisks to bake for the Central Texas chapter of the American Red Cross. Sweet Relief Bake Sale was part of the city-wide Austin Bakes for Bastrop event the following weekend.


Sweet Relief Bake Sale included baked goods from Objects of Confection, Sugar Tooth Bakery, Sugar Pop Sweet Shop, and a small contribution from kathyphantastic (in collaboration with Objects of Confection). It was quite the spread.

We sold cake balls and Central Texas cake pops by the handfuls.

I wrapped chocolate chip cookie sandwiches.

The cookie sandwiches themselves were a handful.

Of course, there were cupcakes a-plenty of the regular and vegan sort.

We sold platters of mini peanut butter pies for Mikey (and Bastrop). More about A Pie for Mikey at Eatocracy.

Cupcake-eating baby Molly stopped by to visit. I may have created a mini cupcake eating monster.

Before

After

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.

photos by Tina Phan

Mother's Day Gifts at Rockin' Mama's Day Celebration

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).

I hope you can make it out. Here's the Rockin' Mama's Day Facebook event page for more details.

When: 10 am - 4 pm, Saturday, May 7th
Where: Community Renaissance Market
             6800 West Gate Blvd 
             Austin, TX 78745

Here's an interview with Meghan Krasnoff of ATX Sugartooth Bakery about the event on KOOP radio:

Sugartooth Bakery - Rockin Mamas Day by Queen of Spoons

PS: Sunday is Jessica from Objects of Confection's first Mother's Day. Be sure to wish her a good one.

Austin Bakes for Japan - Sanrio Character Cake Pops

You might have heard that Objects of Confection and kathyphantastic are making Keroppi Cake pops for Austin Bakes for Japan Bake Sale benefiting AmeriCares.

It's true, Sanrio Keroppi cake pops will be available at Austin Bakes for Japan. But that's not all!

We're proud to offer the cake pop versions of other Sanrio characters such as the Hello Kitty cake pops I made for Sharon Loves This' bachelorette party.

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.

Austin Bakes for Japan Locations & Sneak Peek

The locations for the Austin Bakes for Japan Bake Sale have been announced.

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.

Cake Pops for a Cause - Austin Bakes for Japan

kathyphantastic and Objects of Confection will be baking together for victims of the devastating earthquake in Japan.

Our cake pops will be some of many treats from Austin food bloggers, foodies, and local businesses partipating in Austin Bakes for Japan, fundraising for Americares.

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.