I'm Officially Licensed! So Excited!

Business By Cakeandcupcakes Updated 14 Jul 2009 , 6:23pm by IsaSW

Cakeandcupcakes Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 10:15pm
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I am officially licensed to do cakes! I met with the Department of Agriculture today and they issued my license. I am living in Michigan and baking out of a rental kitchen. I was just so excited I had to share. icon_biggrin.gif

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playingwithsugar Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 10:26pm
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One jealous heffer here icon_cry.gif

writing to wish you Congratulations! And Best of Luck with your business! thumbs_up.gif

Theresa icon_smile.gif

Amymnn Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 10:31pm
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Wow, congratulations! Onward to the cake decorating/designing in the licensed world icon_smile.gif

Deb_ Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 11:05pm
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Congratulations and I hope you make a lot of money!! party.gif

Sweetriley Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 11:16pm
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Congrats!! That is so great. I'm sure you worked hard! Can I ask how you went about finding a rental kitchen? Thanks.

sportsmom005 Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 11:18pm
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Congratulations! I'm so jealous! This is only a hobby for me right now, but I hope to keep practicing and get good enough to go pro. I'm in Michigan too. Where are abouts do you live?


suz3 Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 11:21pm
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YEAH for you. How very exciting. Congrats!!!!

Lelka Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 11:22pm
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aligotmatt Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 11:24pm
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So exciting!! Congratulations!!

littlejewel Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 11:28pm
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Now you can advertise yourself with no worries icon_biggrin.gif you go cakeandcupcakes

Cakeandcupcakes Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 11:29pm
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I'm located in Clinton Township near Detroit. I found my kitchen on Craigslist actually. It's a VFW kitchen in Ferndale. I had some luck going through the phone book to find a church kitchen but it wasn't ideal. The VFW only charges me on the days I use the kitchen and they are pretty cheap as far as I can tell.

Thanks for all the well wishes! I must say I never considered it until coming on this site all the time and seeing "are you licensed". I figured it must be an important thing to do. icon_smile.gif

jlsheik Posted 13 Jul 2009 , 11:30pm
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Congrats!! I crossed that milestone April !st! Prepare for long days a couple of migraines and a great sense of acomplishment!
Good luck to you!!

IsaSW Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 3:38pm
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My kitchen inspection is in two weeks, any tips to make it go easier?
My kitchen is at my home. I am lucky, Virginia lets you bake from home.

Cakeandcupcakes Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 3:50pm
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Honestly it was much easier than I thought. The inspector wasn't really concerned with handling or how I was making the cakes. She was mainly checking that the kitchen was clean. I'd say as long as your place is spotless you should be okay. Good Luck!

tracycakes Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 3:51pm
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Congratulations! I hope to be posting that myself soon. I hope things go very well for you.

tracycakes Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 3:52pm
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Congratulations! I hope to be posting that myself soon. I hope things go very well for you.

Sillyred Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 4:40pm
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I'm from Michigan too, the west side of the state. I've just started to look into the whole licensing issue. Can I ask you a bit about the steps you took...did you just contact Dept of Agriculture and they guided you through the process?? How long did the whole process take? Any tips you can share would be fantastic! Oh, did you have to go to Lansing at all?
Thanks in advance!

Cakeandcupcakes Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 4:53pm
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You'll need to find a licensed rental kitchen because you can't get licensed in your home. It took me awhile to find the right path but then it was easy. You just need to download the form from the FDA website, fill it out and send it in with your check. It took about a month for them to call me but that was last Friday and she set up my visit for Monday. It took her about a half hour to go through the kitchen and that was it. Piece of cake. icon_smile.gif

IsaSW Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 6:23pm
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Thank you!
I guess I should start cleaning huh?

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