Move over, Halloween candy. Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and with it, the pumpkin pie, the Christmas cookies and the candy canes. Here’s a list of our favorite Austin holiday desserts:
Baked by Amy’s is offering a pieke for Thanksgiving, which is a special blend of cake and pie. Baked by Amy’s will offer these desserts in various sizes, with prices starting at $5. You can even register for a Cake Decorating class on November 22nd at 10am to learn how to create a pieke and take one home to share with your friends and family! The class is $25 a person and reservations can be made by calling (512) 918-2253.
Capital City Bakery offers Thanksgiving pies for pre-order, including sweet potato, chocolate cream, apple, and even two varieties of vegan pies and a gluten-free pumpkin pie. Orders must be placed by November 24th at midnight in order to be ready on Thanksgiving.
Chez Zee has a variety of pies and desserts available for Thanksgiving and Christmas online pre-ordering. Choose from items such as Sticky Toffee Pudding, Creme Brulee French Toast and Bourbon Pecan Pie and a few gluten-free options.
Cream Whiskers, a cream puff bakery near West Campus, recently introduced a pumpkin spice cream puff, just in time for fall.
La Pâtisserie will donate a pie to Caritas’ Food Pantry for every pie purchased in November. Choose from either Pumpkin Silk or Apple Pie, and you can eat well while doing good.
Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery will accept pie orders for Thanksgiving up until Saturday, November 22nd. In addition to pies, the bakery is always fully stocked with decorated cookies for the kids.
Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop is offering ten types of pie, dozens of varieties of cupcakes, bars and cookies as a part of the store’s holiday menu. Standard pies are $25 and whipped cream and meringue pies are $30. Pick up from eastside or southside locations.
Tiny Pies is an Austin-based company with a new store near the North Loop neighborhood. If you have a crew with different tastes, each person can have his or her own handheld pie. The pie of the month is Pumpkin Apple, and you can pre-order pies for Thanksgiving. In addition to sweet pies, Tiny Pies also offers savory flavors.
Here are a few holiday food-themed events we thought you might like to know about:
Pascal Simon with Bake Austin leads a Saturday Cupcake Camp on Saturday, November 29th from 1-5pm in Central Austin. The event is geared towards kids ages 8-14, and no experience is necessary. Young bakers will learn different recipe techniques and how to make buttercream, as well as how to work with fondant and gum paste. Every student will leave with six beautiful and delicious cupcakes.
The Central Market Cooking School is offering a class called OVENLY: Holiday Recipes from New York’s Most Creative Bakery. Agatha and Erin from Ovenly, New York’s award-winning bakery, introduce you to the world of adventurous baking as they show you how to make chocolate cheesecake with sour cream topping, pistachio cardamom cupcakes, boozy fig Blondies, salted apple bread and spicy bacon caramel corn. Registration is online, the class lasts from 6:30-9pm. $60
The Russian House is hosting a Russian Tea Time Traditions and Tasting event on Thursday, December 4th from 6:30-8:30pm. Learn about Russian traditions and sample Russian teas made in samovar and unlimited desserts such as blinis, bubliki and Russian gingerbread. Tickets are $12 per person.
Stay tuned! Next week, we’ll be posting a list of all the gingerbread house workshops taking place in Central Texas! Mmmmmmm.