A Toast to Our Donors and Sponsors!

Are you joining us tonight for Cupcakes & Cocktails benefiting Bake A Wish? Here’s a sneak peek at some of the fabulous goodies that will be up for bid in our Silent Auction!

While you’re enjoying savory small bites created by Chef Josh Watkins and The Carillon at the AT&T Conference Center & Hotel tonight, be sure to stop by the silent auction tables. Here’s some of the highlights:

Unique Chef, Cooking, and Blogging Experiences

A Day in the Kitchen with chef/owner Heidi of Envy Pastries

A Tea Party for Ten brought to you by The Traveling Tea Party, LLC

The Gourmet Gluten-Free Experience with Karen Morgan of Blackbird Bakery

Make Jam with the award-winning Confituras

A Tasting Party at the Savory Spice Shop on West Sixth Street

A Private Party at Make It Sweet including a Cookie, Cupcake, or Cake Ball  Class taught by chef/owner Jennifer Bartos

A $50 Gift Certificate towards classes on ChefHangout.com (where you can take a class with AFBA’s own Mary Makes Dinner)

One year Developer membership with WooThemes

Private training sessions with Amanda Vernor, instructor/owner of somaspace pilates

Cookbooks and Kitchen Gear

Signed cookbooks from AFBA Members Kate Payne, Tiffany Harelik, and Melissa Joulwan including:

The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking

The Trailer Food Diaries

Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

And other cookbooks and kitchen goodies including:

Baking with Julia donated by Breed & Co.

The Les Dames D’Escoffier cookbook donated by AFBA member Way Out West Austin

Pampered Chef products donated by Lauren Wyler, independent consultant with The Pampered Chef

A collection of Pylones Kitchen Gadgets donated by The Kid Can Cook

Cupcake jewelry by Vinca USA

DEMY Recipe Reader provided by Key Ingredient

Baking and Texas-themed Gift Baskets from Central Market/Westgate


Baked Goods by Austin Food Blogger Alliance members and Gift Certificates to Favorite Austin Restaurants and Shops

Baked goods by Jane Ko of A Taste of Koko and Macarons by Jane, Heather Santos of midnitechef, and Dawn Orsak of The Svacina Project as well as Brazilian Brigadeiros from Evelyn Galante of b.o.m bakery (the wife of our own Mike Galante of A Mike’s Life) and collection of Australian Chocolates donated by The Kid Can Cook

A basket of goodies from Cupcake Taste-off contestant Stephanie Dobos, chef/owner of Sugar N’ Spice Patisserie

Gift Certificates from:

Easy Tiger, Torchy’s Tacos, Johnson’s Backyard Garden, Tecolote Farm, Wheatsville Food Co-op, Faraday’s Kitchen Store, Red’s Porch, Greenling, and Cafe Monet


Thanks to all our Donors and our Event Sponsors:

The Carillon Restaurant and Chef Josh Watkins, Catering

The AT&T Conference Center and Hotel, Venue and Event Planning

Greenling, Cupcake Challenge IT Sponsorship

Central Market/ Westgate, Floral Sponsorship

Swank Audio Visuals, A/V Sponsorship and Assistance

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