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Here are 10 places to help you skip the Pinterest baking crazes but still adorn your holiday table this Christmas with delicious treats. These Hill Country bakeries are ready to serve up taste, style, and family favorites without you risking any at-home baking disasters.

1. Haby’s Alsatian Bakery – Castroville

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Located in historic Castroville, the Haby’s Bakery is always there for you when it comes to your pastry needs. They have been satisfying the need for sweets since 1974, and you’ll find them located in at 207 US Highway 90 East. Watch the horizon for the adorable tan building with the red roof. Call ahead to place orders of for driving directions at 830-931-2118.

2. Sugar Shack – Wimberley

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While most of the year you can spend the afternoon on their patio with a cupcake in hand, stay inside and put in your holiday order today over the phone from this great bakery! They make all their goods from scratch and include a gluten-free selection. They’ll even deliver your special treats straight to your door. They are located at 111 River Road, Suite 100 or call them now at 512-847-0477.

3. BlueBonnet Café – Marble Falls

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Let’s talk pie, y’all. Not just regular pie, mile-high Texas pie. Only in Texas – and only in Marble Falls – will you find a Pie Happy Hour, Monday through Friday, from 3-5pm at the Bluebonnet Café. For over 80 years, they have been the stop you make on the way home, the way to visit family, and the way through town because they are on the way to wherever you need to go – with any excuse for some of their delicious pies or baked goods. They offer homemade soups daily from scratch to keep you warm without expanding your waistline. Stop in and have a slice at 211 US Highway 281 or call ahead 830-693-2344.

4. Pfeifer’s German Bakery & Deli – Harker Heights

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A 4th generation German baker opened the doors in 2002 to fill the lives of locals with authentic German pastries and breads. The owner is a Master Baker and the entire staff speaks Deutsch. A stop at 716 Indian Trail, Suite 240 will have you whisked away to Germany. You can find Kuchen and Rumcake under the same roof as a full German deli offering everything from Bierwurst to Nuss Schinken. Call them any large order needed to satisfy at your next holiday party 254-698-0211.

5. Red Oak Bakery – New Braunfels

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Have a special desire for locally sourced ingredients and a 100% gluten-free atmosphere? Look no further than the Red Oak Bakery. They have made it their mission to make gluten-free look and taste better than you can imagine. A quick peek at their Tumblr page will have you drooling and asking yourself why you ever thought you needed gluten in your life. Stop on in at 596 S. Castell Avenue or call your special holiday order in to 830-214-6911.

6. Topaz Confections – Mason

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Nestled in the historic downtown square of Mason is a stop you have to make. The smell of sweet, sugary goodness wafts through the square and becomes your main objective of any trip downtown. Their delicious sticky buns or freshly made bread would make a wonderful addition to your holiday tradition, so call them today at 325-347-7055.

7. Sugar Circus – Austin

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Ready to give your holiday treats a higher level of unique and awesome flavor? Then find your way to the Sugar Circus at 2613 East 5th Street in Austin. From vegan treats to your traditional, impeccably decorated sugar cookies, they have it all – and it’s all ready to make your holiday even shine. Call them at 512-761-4100 to get your order in.

8. Galaxy Bakery – Georgetown

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From one local family to your own, Ike and Jen Thorpe hope to bring delicious baked goods to your holiday table. They and their children are ready to extend the Georgetown hospitality to anyone who walks in the door. Stop in to their location in the historic square at 107 East 7th Street or give them a call for special orders 512-868-0996.

9. Berry Street Bakery – Llano

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From you first meal in the morning until the after dinner dessert, Berry Street Bakery will have you covered. They are ready for your specialty order of the perfect holiday cake or cookies while also open to feed all of your out of town visitors this holiday season. Check them out at 901 Berry Street or call them at 325-247-1855.

10. Texas Pie Company – Kyle

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Since 1986, the Texas Pie Company has proudly proclaimed that ‘Life is Short, Eat More Pie!’ From the archived, flour-covered recipe cards of her grandmother, baker Julie Albertson has been bringing taste and beauty to tables everywhere. They are well-loved for their handmade pies, but come by to pick up a quiche or casserole for your holiday festivities as well. You can see their slice of pie from far away, but the delightful smells will only hit you when you open the door of 202 West Center Street. If you want a special order then call at 512-268-5885.