A Tribute, And An Update

When I was growing up in Paducah, Kentucky, at every birthday we always had amazing cakes that my mom bought from a local baker. It was the 80’s, and long before Food Network and shows like Ace of Cakes. Our little town had a local cake decorator named Fern Hamblin. Her little cake business was…

Another Taste of Our Youth

“As single, male senior citizen, my home cooking abilities are severely limited. Something like this would help me get the homemade things that I remember so much from many years ago. It’s time we took the over-cautious mindset out of things and remembered that my generation drank water from a hose, shared drinks, rode in…

Stifled Dreams, Laura’s Baking Story

States with supportive cottage food laws provide simple and inexpensive ways for skilled people to begin safe and profitable businesses from home — businesses that can become sustainable jobs. Arguably, Kentucky’s lack of a cottage food law mostly affects women — ones who can and bake, but who might otherwise lack employment, garden space, access…

Rural American Dreams, Beth’s Baking Story

Today we feature the story of a baker from a rural Kentucky community. This is Beth’s story in her own words. “My name is Beth and I’m only twenty-three years old. I was born and raised in Henry County, Kentucky. I’m new to home baking because I’ve been baking for less than 2 years. However,…

Making Her Mark, Brooke’s Baking Story

Today we feature a story of a baker who had a successful bourbon cupcake business, but the challenges with Kentucky’s law ultimately became too much. This is her story in her own words. “In 2012, I was working as a tour guide for a local Bourbon distillery when I decided to make some bourbon cupcakes…

Kentucky State Fair 2017 – Home Bakers Needed

Update from the Kentucky Cottage Food Law Facebook page: Is anyone planning to go to the State Fair? If so, would you be interested in maybe helping to spread the message there? I’m sure I’m not alone in entering baked goods in their competitions. Maybe it would be a good place to try to get…