Karen Nichols, founder of Bake a Wish, bakes birthday cakes for the orphaned, disabled, or elderly in need, who wouldn't otherwise have their birthday acknowledged. What started out as a simple confectionery gesture has grown into a nonprofit that provides cheer to the Austin community.< span>
The process is simple: When a cake request comes in, a volunteer signs up for the task online. Professional pastry chefs and at-home bakers alike are welcome to whip up anything from a classic sheet cake to a Superman vs. Batman extravaganza.
Bake a Wish is entirely volunteer-run and is always looking for help baking and or or collecting baking and monetary donations. A variety of skill levels are welcome, from novice to professional. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to fill out a volunteer form.