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Station Identification

Feb 19th, 2014 by Michael | Comments Off on Station Identification

I feel it’s good to post a reminder now and again of who we are, what we do, and where we can be found. So, here we go: We are Curious Confections LLC, a small Cottage Bakery in Austin, TX. We are built upon the finest traditions of English and European pastry and patisserie, with a […]

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Texas Bakers Bill – Next Step

May 2nd, 2013 by Michael | Comments Off on Texas Bakers Bill – Next Step

HB970 has made it through all the hoops in the Texas House of Representatives and is up for the vote this Saturday, May 4th. There is already a lot of support in the House (four joint authors, and twenty coauthors!), but more is always better. I would ask that you please do Gemma and me […]

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Texas Bakers Bill

Mar 23rd, 2013 by Gemma | Comments Off on Texas Bakers Bill

If you remember two years ago, we posted several times on the topic of the Texas Bakers Bill. This is the bill that allowed us to actually open as a bakery from our home kitchen and sell all those baked goodies to you. The new Texas legislature session opened in January and we’re at it […]

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The Texas Baker’s Bill… Last Gasp!

May 25th, 2011 by Michael | Comments Off on The Texas Baker’s Bill… Last Gasp!

After fearing the Cottage Food Bill was dead in the House, turns out it’s still gasping for air!  It has actually passed the House, and is in the Senate as bill # SB 81, and has apparently gone round and round a few times already for amendments.  The unfortunate part is that we have less […]

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The Texas Baker’s Bill… Progress!

Apr 27th, 2011 by Michael | Comments Off on The Texas Baker’s Bill… Progress!

Texas House of Representatives Bill #HB2084 (cottage foods, raw milk availability at a wider range of venues, Farmer’s Market support, etc) has been voted out of committee and is on its way to the House to (hopefully) be voted on.  Previously there were two bills supporting a Cottage Food industry in Texas — HB1139 and […]

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Texas Bakers Bill Update

Apr 15th, 2011 by Gemma | Comments Off on Texas Bakers Bill Update

Those who have been following us will know that we are supporters of the proposed HB1139 – the Texas Bakers Bill. To catch anyone up who hasn’t been paying attention, what this bill allows is for the average person to sell non-hazardous goods (cakes, pastries, cookies, salsas, jams etc etc anything that won’t spoil) that […]

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The Texas Baker’s Bill… A Further Call To Arms!

Apr 11th, 2011 by Michael | Comments Off on The Texas Baker’s Bill… A Further Call To Arms!

Well, the Cottage Food Bill is getting the runaround in the Texas Legislature again this year (flashback to 2009), and time is rapidly running out.  The process is rife with shenanigans and stalling tactics, and it looks like its getting parked in limbo again.  This is no good, and should not be allowed to happen […]

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Lauren Kitchens On The Texas Bakers’ Bill

Feb 23rd, 2011 by Gemma | 1

I saw this statement go up on Lauren Kitchens’ FB page, it’s such a thoughtful and generous piece for the community trying to pass the bill that I had to copy it here for all the people who haven’t seen it or aren’t on FB. It’s never a fun thing to have to set the […]

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The Baker’s Bill

Feb 7th, 2011 by Michael | 2

I’d like to take a different direction for today’s post and talk about something important to us and many others that we know, and in fact, important to many who don’t even know it’s significance to them.  Yet. This year a determined group of folks and a few politicians are making a second attempt to […]

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