How Much Can You Make Doing Cakes At Home In Il.

Business By kirin1 Updated 3 Aug 2008 , 3:18am by clubcakes

kirin1 Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 8:56pm
post #1 of 9

I would like to know how much you can make at home doing cakes. Do you charge for tax? I live in Illinois and I want to make sure I am doing things right.

8 replies
MosMom Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 8:58pm
post #2 of 9

Well, it is illegal to have a home bakery in Illinois unfortunately. There are other options you can look into though like renting kitchen space.

MosMom Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 8:59pm
post #3 of 9

Well, it is illegal to have a home bakery in Illinois unfortunately. There are other options you can look into though like renting kitchen space.

kirin1 Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 9:12pm
post #4 of 9

who would you rent from? and how do you know it is illegal to have a home bakery in Illinois ? I have tried to find information and can't seem to have what I am looking for.
thanks

MosMom Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 9:16pm
post #5 of 9

Well, I live in Illinois. There is also a link here on Cake Central to help people find information on their state.

http://www.cakecentral.com/article57-US-Wanting-to-start-a-Cake-Decorating-Business-but-where-do-I-begin.html

As far as renting, you would need to ask local restaurants, caterers, churches, etc. to ask them if you can rent space when they don't need it.

kirin1 Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 9:19pm
post #6 of 9

thanks I will look into doing so. I have just had a hard time finding information on this.
Thank You again

mbalis Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 3:32am
post #7 of 9

I am in Illinois and I bake from home only for family/friends. No advertising prices or anything like that. Word of mouth only. An no prices on your website, if you're going to have one. I've been under the radar for 2.5 years and all's well so far.

Lenette Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 12:45pm
post #8 of 9

It depends on your county a bit as far how strict the HD is and what your options are. I live in IL also, have a licensed kitchen at my home and did have some options available to me prior to having that built.

I would suggest you contact your county health department. I have always had a great relationship with the folks there. They are more than happy to answer questions. You may be surprised at what you find out, I know I was.

If you want more info PM me which county you are in with your questions, I'll see what I can find out. icon_smile.gif

clubcakes Posted 3 Aug 2008 , 3:18am
post #9 of 9

I live in Illinois also, but have only been doing cakes for family/friends so far. I would like to do more also, but finding a place to rent in the middle of nowhere is hard. I wish you luck!

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%