Who We Are
Bake a Wish is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, started in Austin in September 2009 with an original mission of providing free birthday cakes to abused/neglected/abandoned children and youth who would not otherwise receive one. Our very first delivery was to a young man for his 19th birthday. We received a thank you note from the agency, who said it was the very first birthday cake he’d ever received. Hard to imagine, isn’t it? From that moment, we realized the importance of our mission.
With such an amazing mission, word about us spread rapidly. In the years following, we have expanded our mission to also serve Austin’s elderly and disabled adults in assisted housing communities.
CBS Austin ‘Making a Difference’
Making a Difference — Cake on your birthday is what some say is a must have. Though some kids here in Central Texas go without it. Bake A Wish wants to change that. That’s why they’re ‘baking’ a difference. […]Learn More
SPOTLIGHT: Chantelle Abruzzo, Bake a Wish Volunteer
When asked why I started baking, the answer is simply that I absolutely love dessert! While I’ve always liked to bake, my love of decorating started when my daughter wanted a special birthday cake for her […]Learn More
Sift, King Arthur Flour
Sift, the marquee magazine for King Arthur Flour, is a well-known publication in the baking world. When they called and asked to profile some of the bakers of Bake a Wish, we were blown away! What […]Learn More