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post #1 of 126
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I am sure this might be a big issue..but I did not get a chance to read Bronwen Weber's blog about the Home Baker's becoming legal. I missed the post from her husband about a day or two, and when I went to the blog the post for March 2009 was gone.

So..WHAT DID IT SAY?

Thanks
post #2 of 126
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This is not a post to blast Bronwen..I just really want to know her opinion on the Texas cottage law thing and her reasons against it..in her own words.

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post #3 of 126
hmm.. I missed that topic. I'd like to know too. icon_confused.gif
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hmm.. I missed that topic. I'd like to know too. icon_confused.gif
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post #5 of 126
I've never read her blog - what is the website address for her blog? I would also love to know her opinion. Nothing to blast - just curious.
post #6 of 126
IMHO, ANY baker who goes through the work of starting abusiness and going through the costs of it, and the legalities and the health codes is slightly agains a home baker. I knwo I would be a little, after all I do and spend on a shop then someone starts it in their hom and charges 1/2 my work Id be offended. ( I do not have a shop, and I do bake from home... but I dont try to bake out any local shops etc..) I have enough friends and family to do cakes for and keep up with my 2 little kids. So I think Bronwen gets a bit of a blast because the bigger the name the bigger the words. If anyone knows, Id like to hear it also.
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post #7 of 126
Home bakers have legalities and insurance to pay for too, as well as alot less space and less ability to mass produce cakes.

Although I'm sure the "bakery people" may feel threatened by home bakers, they should not.

In my area there are millions of people. The 4-5 cakes I'm able to do per week doesn't put a dent in the business of anyone else.

Even if they feel jealous that they went through more work to get their bakery, they should not...because they are rewarded by more business and a bigger reputation than a home baker will ever have.

I will say I do try to keep my pricing up with the fancy bakery prices...I have four boys so I am not able to undercut pricing because I need to spend as little time doing cake (comparably) as possible for the pay.
post #8 of 126
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I probably will get flamed for this...I am for the Texas Cottege Food Law..but I can see both sides of it. I would like to open a bakery 1 day....but don't want the Texas Cottege Food law to bite me in the behind later.

I was just curious about her point of view..if her husband is out there lirking..I would greatly appreciate the info.

Again..this post is not to blast Bronwen or anyone else against the Texas Cottege Food law...i am a fan of hers..and was curious about her point-of-view.

Thanks
post #9 of 126
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Originally Posted by janelwaters

I've never read her blog - what is the website address for her blog? I would also love to know her opinion. Nothing to blast - just curious.



There is no post found in March 2009, but here is the link:

http://www.bronwenweber.blogspot.com/
post #10 of 126
Maybe I'm crazy (or just stupid) - but I only see a couple posts back in 2008? Does she not blog anymore?
post #11 of 126
I read her blog about the Texas Cottage bill, she took it down after only a day or two.

She doesn't own her own bakery nor has she ever, she stated that in the blog.

She is against the bill, she named a bunch of different reasons why, i.e. sanitary conditions, pets, undercutting prices etc.

It was a long winded testimony. thumbsdown.gif
post #12 of 126
Her post was quite long and explained where she was coming from as a cake artist. She explained how she's been doing cakes since she was 14 - before it was the "in thing". She doesn't own the bakery she works in, but she loves what she does. She had quite a bit of personal information and background about who she is and where she's coming from.

I gathered from the blog that her two main reasons for being against the bill is 1) public health and safety and 2) the potential of bringing down the value of cakes by flooding the market with a lot more "businesses" that won't charge what a cake is worth, thereby causing bakeries to have to lower their prices. She indicated that she, herself, or the bakery she works in, probably wouldn't be affected adversely, but that it would be the smaller, currently legal in-home bakeries and other smaller scale shops that would probably be hurt by this the most.

I certainly don't claim to be quoting her blog and please don't anyone quote ME as quoting HER!! I'm relating what I took away from it when I read it. This was the overall impression that I got. I didn't believe she was being ugly or accusational in anything she said. She just has a different opinion from those of us who support the bill. Which she is entitled to.
post #13 of 126
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Originally Posted by janelwaters

Maybe I'm crazy (or just stupid) - but I only see a couple posts back in 2008? Does she not blog anymore?



Hehe...i guess you didn't see this:

I missed the post from her husband about a day or two, and when I went to the blog the post for March 2009 was gone.


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post #14 of 126
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Thanks j-pal! thumbs_up.gif
post #15 of 126
No, I knew that post was gone, my reason for going there was to read other things that she had blogged about. I love reading decorators blogs like the pink cake box blog and sharon (sugarshack's) blog - I guess she just doesn't blog anymore.
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