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Four Things to Know About Capital City Bakery
The sweets at Capital City Bakery don't just taste great: they're also good for you, and good for the environment, too. The cupcakes, brownies, and cookies that baker Kristen Davenport makes from scratch each day 100% vegan and cholesterol-free, but the care doesn't stop there; to reduce its carbon footprint, the bakery relies on locally sourced, organic ingredients as often as possible (even its bakery boxes are made from recycled materials). Read on to learn more about what makes Capital City Bakery so conscientious:
- They started out as a mobile bakery. Well, technically, Capital City first began as a home business, where Kristen took special orders for vegan cakes. That small domestic venture grew into a popular cupcakery-on-wheels—Austin’s first all-vegan bakery food trailer. Finally, Capital City opened its storefront location in a charming teal house with a white picket fence (a successful Kickstarter campaign helped equip the new bakery).
- They've got vegan versions of childhood favorites. Just because you’re nixing animal products doesn’t mean you can’t rediscover some of your favorite treats from childhood. Capital City whips up vegan versions of “Fauxstess” cupcakes—cream-filled chocolate cupcakes with a white frosting swirl—and housemade wildberry poptarts.
- They're redefining the sandwich. At Capital City, sandwiches aren't just for lunch; usually, they're for dessert. Their cookie sandwiches smoosh vanilla frosting between two oatmeal or chocolate-chip cookies. Savory fans, take heart; on the weekend, Capital City features a café lunch menu with vegan sandwiches and wraps.
- Their cupcake flavors never get dull. Capital City has standby cupcake flavors that stay on the menu every week, but the bakers also introduce five rotating flavors every Monday. Past options have included inventive experiments such as the Mangonada—mango cake topped with orange-mango buttercream and a dash of chili-lime salt.