Photos Of My Legal Home Kitchen Renovation

Business By rezzygirl Updated 22 Nov 2006 , 10:05pm by beesting

MustloveDogs Posted 28 Jul 2006 , 4:57am
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Your kitchen looks great Rezzycakes! Congrats!
I keep trying to convince my hubby to move to a bigger house with a granny flat so I can have my own kitchen just for cakes. He is not to keen right now.. oh well.. I still have my beautiful recently renovated licensed home kitchen here anyway, just would be nice not to have to use it for home and work!

I wanted to ask what stand mixer do you have that is 10 quart size? I have a kitchen aid kp2670 6 qt stand mixer and sometimes it is struggling with my workload and wondered what brand etc you use on your 10 qt one?
Many Thanks
Keira

rezzygirl Posted 28 Jul 2006 , 5:05am
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Thanks all!!

Keira, I use an Anvil MIX7110 10 Quart Mixer W/Guard. Found a good deal online. Works great.

beachcakes Posted 30 Jul 2006 , 2:08am
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OH MY!!! Congratulations!!! Your renovation looks great! Best of luck to you! Where are you in NY? when I called the Dept. of Agriculture a few months back, they told me cake decorating didn't fall under their jurisdiction and i'd have to speak to the Dept. of Health. icon_surprised.gif

rezzygirl Posted 30 Jul 2006 , 2:13am
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Thanks!! I'm in Hyde Park, Dutchess County. I also do chocolates so there were more guidelines to follow. Don't know why though. As you probably already know, jurisdiction varies depending on your location, but it also varies from county to county also.

SHADDI Posted 30 Jul 2006 , 2:51am
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rezzycakes,
Congratulations!!! on your new kitchen it looks great. my husband is doing our basement and our layout is just like yours, i wish i was able to do that, but tight on the money. but at least i get to have a storage area that is going to be just for my cake things so i can get them all out of our kitchen and it well be all in one place. i wish i could get what you have, but it's not my time yet but thats ok cause god is watching over me and when he think it's time he'll let me know.

i was looking at your photos in the gallery you do some great cakes, but when i looked at you web site i didn't see them their. now that you are license you should go all out put your photos everywhere so that you will be known i am so happy for you....congrates again

shaddi

mrboop Posted 30 Jul 2006 , 3:09am
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Congratulations!! It looks great!! I am so envious!! Good luck!!

rezzygirl Posted 30 Jul 2006 , 4:26am
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Thanks Shaddi..My site has a cake gallery but the navigation bar is not working right now (I just switched to a new web server and am still getting the bugs out). It will be back up soon I hope. Thanks again!

lcdmarie Posted 30 Jul 2006 , 3:36pm
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Great Kitchen!
Thanks for sharing
Did you need a grease trap ?

notjustcake Posted 30 Jul 2006 , 5:51pm
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Wow your new legal kitchen is beautiful you are so lucky to have one hope everything goes well I bet you enjoy baking more now.

rezzygirl Posted 30 Jul 2006 , 7:58pm
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Originally Posted by lcdmarie

Great Kitchen!
Thanks for sharing
Did you need a grease trap ?




No, since I'm only doing baked goods and chocolates, I don't generate enough greasy wastewater to need one. (thank goodness)

momsandraven Posted 31 Jul 2006 , 2:40am
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As everyone else has said, WOW! Thank you for sharing the pics! I love seeing 'work in progress' shots. icon_smile.gif Your kitchen looks awesome! I would be positively giddy to have that in my basement. icon_wink.gif The list of equipment is invaluable too- gives me something to work on!! Thanks!

Good Luck!
Beth

tcturtleshell Posted 31 Jul 2006 , 2:46am
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Awesome!! YOU GO GIRL!!! I am soooo proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

mkolmar Posted 1 Aug 2006 , 3:15am
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wow icon_biggrin.gif I'm impressed! Not only by your beautiful addition in your basement, but that you make time still for your family!

MommiesMunchies Posted 1 Aug 2006 , 6:39pm
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Your kitchen is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! icon_lol.gif

malika Posted 2 Aug 2006 , 2:36am
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Congratulations!

Tscookies Posted 6 Aug 2006 , 1:55pm
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Your kitchen is wonderful. I love seeing how you have filled it up! All the best success to you. Now you can go full steam ahead and be totally legal!! I'm in the same process (for cookies, though). I'll be done in about a week & will post pictures, too. Can you share with us how quickly the orders have started coming in (need to recoupe the investment costs). And how do you manage w/all of the kids ... are they all in school now? Thanks for sharing.

rezzygirl Posted 7 Aug 2006 , 12:39am
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Originally Posted by Tscookies

Your kitchen is wonderful. I love seeing how you have filled it up! All the best success to you. Now you can go full steam ahead and be totally legal!! I'm in the same process (for cookies, though). I'll be done in about a week & will post pictures, too. Can you share with us how quickly the orders have started coming in (need to recoupe the investment costs). And how do you manage w/all of the kids ... are they all in school now? Thanks for sharing.




Thanks! You really have to market yourself. The more aggresive I am, the more orders I get and vice versa. It seems to be a bit of a slow process right now but I'm looking forward to Sept. to kick some new products off. A friend of mine has a vending business and offered me a slot in his machines.!!! So, I've been making cookies for him to put in the machines and they've been selling. (it's been 3 weeks so far). I will be working on a coffee cake to market next.

The kids are all in school, So I do have a bit of time to work. Also, DH has been very helpful and supportive!

Congratulations to you! I can't wait to see your pics!

gmcakes Posted 7 Aug 2006 , 4:33am
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Wow! You have got a great set up! I'm so proud for you!

My husband keeps kidding about knocking out a wall and expanding my kitchen, or building me a shop! But, I am just too timid yet to take such a big step! As someone else said you have to "recoup your losses". And for me, that just seems like a whole lot of cake to sell before you see your money back, also...not sure of codes and regs for State of TX!

funforme Posted 12 Aug 2006 , 11:12pm
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wow, that is beautiful.i wish i had money to do something like that.

traci Posted 12 Aug 2006 , 11:19pm
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Congratulations...it looks awesome!!! icon_smile.gif

Best of luck to you in your business too. icon_razz.gif

iloveganache Posted 19 Aug 2006 , 3:17am
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Your kitchen looks very nice. Congratulations.

donnajf Posted 19 Aug 2006 , 3:33am
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This is why I LOVE NEW YORK! Build your kitchen, pay your taxes, make $$$ and have a nice day! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

Congrats- excellent kitchen- money well spent thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

smbegg Posted 19 Aug 2006 , 3:33am
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One day I hope that I can be a good enough baker/decorator to do my hobby for a living. But right now it is just a dream. Glad yours is comming true!

rezzygirl Posted 19 Aug 2006 , 6:46pm
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Originally Posted by donnajf

This is why I LOVE NEW YORK! Build your kitchen, pay your taxes, make $$$ and have a nice day! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

Congrats- excellent kitchen- money well spent thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif


lol!! I wish it was that easy. I haven't had any problems yet, so maybe you're right!!!

shaloop Posted 26 Aug 2006 , 9:25pm
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Since you work from home, a basement at that, do you deliver all of your products? If so, do you charge for delivery?

rezzygirl Posted 27 Aug 2006 , 1:12am
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It's about 50/50. The only time I charge for delivery (just delivery, not set up) is if it's out of my way. When I know someone will need delivery, I will usually work it around other errands. Otherwise I charge a flat rate of $15 within 10 miles and $1.50 per mile thereafter for delivery.

sweetsuccess Posted 27 Aug 2006 , 2:56pm
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Congratulations!!

bobwonderbuns Posted 20 Nov 2006 , 4:17pm
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Gosh, does anyone know how I can tag this thread for future reference??? I am new to this site and haven't figured out all the bells and whistles yet.

WendyB Posted 20 Nov 2006 , 4:59pm
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At the bottom left it says "Watch this topic for replies". Click on that and it will be in your personal list of watched topics.

Landa Posted 20 Nov 2006 , 5:16pm
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That is AWESOME!

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