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Proposal Makes Cream Puffs Official Wis. Dessert

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s official dessert would be the oh-so-sweet cream puff if a bill being circulated in the Legislature gets passed and signed by the governor.

The cream puff movement is being pushed by a fourth-grade class from Mukwonago. The students convinced Republican Sen. Mary Lazich to introduce the bill, which she is now circulating.

The students started a Facebook page to generate support for the idea, which has gotten the backing of bakeries across the state.

Lazich’s office says in the past decade, more than 3.6 million of the delectable desserts have been eaten at the state fair alone.

There are more than two dozen state symbols already. Last session, attempts to make Harley-Davidson the official motorcycle and to recognize a microbe that turns milk into cheese failed to pass.

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