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Rebecca Rather Closes the Pink Pig

By Virginia B. Wood, August 20, 2013, 2:30pm, On the Range

Pastry Queen Rebecca Rather has actively promoted her Pink Pig Bakery & Cafe (6266 Hwy 290 East) outside Fredericksburg via all forms of social media. Today a notice on the company Facebook page announced they had lost their lease and the business was closed as of August 18.

Rather could not be reached for comment today but an outgoing phone message at the bakery says they do plan to relocate at some point in the future. Austinites will remember Rather as the pastry chef at Scholtzsky's Bread Alone Bakery on S. Lamar in the late Nineties. After Rather moved to the Hill Country, her Rather Sweet Bakery was a must-visit stop on Fredericksburg's busy Main street for many years. She opened the Pink Pig in the fall of 2012.

Rebecca Rather is the author of three award-winning cookbooks: The Pastry Queen - Royally Good Recipes from the Texas Hill Country, Pastry Queen Parties, and Pastry Queen Christmas, all from TenSpeed Press.

For news on where and when you can get a Pink Pig signature shortbread cookie or one of Rather's other delectable desserts, become a friend of the pig on Facebook.

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