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March 12, 2018 06:02 PM

Intoxibakes Owners Filling Orders

Owners of Intoxibakes are toasting being back in business. KELOLAND News has followed them ever since they had to shut down because of a more than 100-year old food law that previously banned businesses from mixing alcohol into food. 
Thanks to an update to the law, the owners are baking again.

It's safe to say Josie Layton doesn't have mixed feelings about getting back to work. 

"Oh, my gosh! It feels so good. We're all so pumped," Josie Layton, co-owner, said. 

The only mixing Layton is doing is in a bowl, as she prepares a batch of once controversial frosting. 

"We have powdered sugar, your butter, vanilla," Layton said. 

There's one other ingredient that caused a big fuss: Bailey's Irish Cream. 

"It's really not that much. We're using it for flavoring. We don't want people thinking we're trying to get people drunk on cupcakes," Layton said. 

While Intoxibakes was closed, the baker couldn't legally make cupcakes with alcohol in the frosting. Even though there are roughly two teaspoons of alcohol per one dozen cupcakes that was enough to break the law. Other business owners also found out they, too, could have been impacted by the prohibition-era food law. Governor Dennis Daugaard signed Senate Bill 169 after lawmakers rallied behind the bakery. Now Layton is hurrying to fill a lot of orders.

"This is kind of a big deal for us. Getting to be able to bake again and get orders out the door," Layton said. 

With plans to expand, Layton sees a big future for her little bakery. As for this experience, Layton isn't bitter. Like most bakers, she's only focused on what's sweet. 

"It felt really good knowing people will support you, and you do have a voice and if you speak up and you want change, you can make it happen," Layton said. 

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