Selling Cakes From Home?????????

Decorating By kdhjth Updated 3 Nov 2009 , 11:11pm by metria

kdhjth Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 10:35pm
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Do any of you sell cakes from home kitchens and are "flying under the radar"? I just started getting inquiries about cake orders for $ and I have no idea how strict or not health dept. are. This is all new to me. Any help/ advice is greatly appreciated.

Sad to think that I could make a little extra $ but not legally be able to do it!!

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creatingcakes Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 10:45pm
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Depends on where you are from, best thing to do is call the Health Department in your area- This seems to be a hot topic, but your best bet is to make sure you are legal.

JenniferMI Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 10:51pm
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If someone isn't licensed...they are flying under the radar. But, most of us start that way.

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tastyart Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 11:00pm
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I have sold a few and done many for free. I've also traded for other things. But, yes, in many states it is illegal to sell from a home kitchen. Even if it is legal in your state, you have to get a license.

metria Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 11:11pm
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Here's a helpful FAQ for Texas:

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/foods/faq.shtm

example:

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1. Can I manufacture food in my home kitchen?
The rules do not allow any type of manufacturing or holding of food for distribution in any areas used as living or sleeping quarters unless it is completely partitioned from your home.




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