House Bill 263 Sent To Senate Agriculture Committee

House Bill 263 was picked up in the Senate by the Agriculture Committee on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Today we were informed by Representative Health, that a hearing is expected to happen on March 13th. This is great news! We will update on this once more information is given. In the meantime, we need everyone […]

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The Kentucky House of Representatives and HB 263

This week I and other Kentucky Home Bakers went to Frankfort, KY to be there when the house voted on House Bill 263. First, we had a great group show up on Tuesday. I drove for 4 hours from Paducah to attend. Our home bakers gave cookies, cupcakes, and cake pops to be passed out […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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High Barrier To Entry, Even As A Farmer – Emily’s Baking Story

Today we feature the story of a farmer. This is Emily’s story in her own words. “Dear Kentucky State Lawmakers, I am Two Sisters Fudge, a small entity that followed all the rules for a few dollars per pound in profit. I am Kentucky Proud and yet that doesn’t describe my story. I wanted a […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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From Pride and Joy, To Broken Dreams – Mary’s Baking Story

Today we feature the story of a home baker who built up a home baking business in Michigan. Unfortunately, when she moved, she found out about Kentucky’s restrictive cottage food law. This is Mary’s story in her own words. “Several years ago, on a whim I decided to take a Wilton course, which led to […]

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Custom Cookies, Family Tradition – Joanna’s Baking Story

Today we feature a baker who’s story sounds all too familiar for home baker’s who have attempted starting small home based businesses in the state of Kentucky. This is Joanna’s story in her own words. “Families have traditions. Every Christmas my mom baked and iced cookies that she used to decorate our tree and that […]

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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 […]

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