I was wondering if anyone knows if it is illegal to sell gumpaste flowers and decorations without having a license?? I live in Florida so we cannot bake from home, we have to have a licensed kitchen. Do we have to make the flowers in the licensed kitchen or can I do them from home? I will love to make some extra money to help my learning along before we open our bakery. Thanks so much for all your responses!!!
There would be absolutely no problem with selling gumpaste flowers without a health department license as long as they are labeled accordingly. I have purchased some in the past as they were always labeled "for decoration only." It's kinda like making macaroni covered pencil jars, sure they are made of something edible but thet "ain't for eatin".
Best of luck!
I'd check with the dept of Agriculture just to make sure. They are crazy strict about food laws here in FL.
It's interesting, I was just wondering the same thing...if it would be legal to sell "for decoration only" fondant and gumpaste items, like the flowers, bows, pearls, etc.