State Senators Approve Cream Puff as the Official Dessert
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 06/09/2011
Another state symbol is close to making its way to the inside cover of Wisconsin's Blue Book.
On Wednesday, the state Senate approved a measure that would designate the cream puff as Wisconsin's official dessert.
The idea originated from the fourth grade class in Mukwonago, which spent the past year studying Wisconsin history.
They wrote to Republican Senator Mary Lazich and asked her to introduce a bill to create the new symbol.
The Senate passed the proposal on a voice vote and it will now be taken up by the Assembly.
About seven years ago, a group of fifth grade students from Kenosha County proposed making the cranberry Wisconsin's official fruit. They had the opportunity to attend a bill signing ceremony when then-Governor Jim Doyle signed their request into law.