"Baker's Bill" heating up, waiting for pass from Gov. Perry

(KYTX) - One group is fighting to change the law against people making and selling from their home kitchens.

Some say home baking could be a recipe for disaster.

You could say Carla Cloutier is thorough every time she suits up, grabs her tools and gets to work.

"I do sculpted cakes, specialty I guess. I like to build structures and do something different," says Cloutier.

She turned up the heat on her hobby 3 years ago and started selling cakes from home, but quickly found out it was against the law.

"Seems silly to say you're a criminal because you sold your neighbor a cake," says Cloutier.

She joined a group that's taking a crack at changing it.

"We don't' want bacteria associated with food born illnesses to get out of control," says Ginger Wood with the Assistant Director of Environmental Health NET Health.

Part of the reason the law is in place is to keep cross contamination out of the mix.

From the beginning with raw food, to the final product, it's all about keeping the public safe.

"I have 3 aprons, have a baking one. With the eggs and all, I use it and put it away," says Cloutier.

"Nobody wants to make anybody sick," says Wood.

"If they don't volunteer and come to see us, we don't know who's out there. Can't go knock on doors and check it out," says Wood.

But for Carla, it's sanitary and a fun way to make some extra cash and be creative.

"I'm on pins and needles waiting," says Cloutier.

If the bill is passed it would go into effect in September 2012.


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