Now Licensed!

Business By karateka Updated 22 May 2010 , 12:09am by Meowcakes

karateka Posted 20 May 2010 , 12:41pm
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I am now a licensed home bakery in the state of Ohio! Yippee!

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leah_s Posted 20 May 2010 , 12:46pm
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Yeah! Help spread the word about how its done and the advantages!!

Congratulations!!

jadak Posted 20 May 2010 , 12:57pm
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Congrats to you.

I am happy top hear that b/c a month or so ago you were about ready to hang it up. Glad you're moving forward. You are so talented.

Wishing you lots and lots of awesome cake orders.

indydebi Posted 20 May 2010 , 1:00pm
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Awesome accomplishment! Now run with it, girl!!

online_annie Posted 20 May 2010 , 1:18pm
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Fantastic!! You're on your way! I wish you nothing but the greatest of success!! WooHooooo!!!!!

karateka Posted 20 May 2010 , 1:28pm
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Thanks!

It was actually really easy. I called the Dept of Agriculture and requested an inspection. They said an inspector would call in about 2 weeks for an appt. I had to call back because the inspector never called, but within a week after my second call, I heard.

She called yesterday and said she'd had a cancellation and could see me at 4pm. I ran around the house like a crazy person, cleaning and printing off my labeling example.

The inspection itself only took like 5 minutes. She looked at the walls and ceilings, looked in my oven, checked my spatulas and explained when they would need to be replaced (when they aren't considered cleanable anymore) and checked the temp in my fridges and whether I had a thermometer in there. She approved my labeling. The rest of the 45 min she was there was just filling out paperwork and taking my check.

Now I can do cakes for the border states (which was killing me to turn down, as I am right across the river from Kentucky) and I get to do IMBC and cheesecake! I can't wait to start testing cheesecake recipes again.

Now all I need is my name to be accepted by the Ohio Sec of State and my LLC will be set up. I probably won't have the time for Oklahoma this year due to all this running around, but that's ok. A year off will be good for me. icon_lol.gif

Still gotta get new checking account, change names on the credit card, insure my DH's truck for work....phew!

Anyway, yes....it is good to get revved up again. I'm glad I decided not to quit.

luvscakes Posted 20 May 2010 , 1:47pm
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YaY!!! Congratulations!
I'm sure business will be booming for you in no time.

Mama_Mias_Cakes Posted 20 May 2010 , 3:26pm
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Do we just have to go through the Dept of Agriculture or did you have to go through your city as well?

costumeczar Posted 20 May 2010 , 5:22pm
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Congratulations!

Mothersuperior Posted 20 May 2010 , 5:39pm
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Congratulations, wishing you a world of success.

newmansmom2004 Posted 20 May 2010 , 5:52pm
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Congratulations! That has to be a great feeling.

You do some terrific work so I'm sure you'll have orders piling up very soon!

abeane Posted 20 May 2010 , 6:12pm
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Congratulations! I just looked at your pics and your work is beautiful!

poohsmomma Posted 20 May 2010 , 6:35pm
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Great news! Wishing you lots of orders.

karateka Posted 20 May 2010 , 7:56pm
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Originally Posted by Mama_Mias_Cakes

Do we just have to go through the Dept of Agriculture or did you have to go through your city as well?




I went through the state. I tried to contact my city but the response was somewhat less than informed. "We don't know anything about this..."

Mama_Mias_Cakes Posted 20 May 2010 , 8:09pm
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Thanks for the info!! Congratulations!!! icon_cool.gif

sari66 Posted 20 May 2010 , 8:12pm
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Congratulations!!

JulieMN Posted 20 May 2010 , 8:13pm
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Congratulations!

Onome Posted 20 May 2010 , 8:17pm
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Congratulations!

Meowcakes Posted 20 May 2010 , 8:45pm
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Congratulations. And here I thought you were legal this whole time you've been selling cakes. I know your happy that you are now.

tavyheather Posted 20 May 2010 , 8:54pm
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I'm thrown by the IMBC thing, why could u not do tht until u were licensed?

and Congrats!!! icon_smile.gif

karateka Posted 21 May 2010 , 12:25am
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Originally Posted by Meowcakes

Congratulations. And here I thought you were legal this whole time you've been selling cakes. I know your happy that you are now.




I was legal. In Ohio you can do a cottage foods bakery where you can't sell stuff that requires refrigeration, but if you stay within that rule, you are legal. If you are inspected and licensed, you can do the refrigerated stuff.

IMBC needs to be refrigerated, so I couldn't do that until now.

MalibuBakinBarbie Posted 21 May 2010 , 1:49am
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karateka, I am so very happy for you! Congratulations! I wish you much happiness and success! thumbs_up.gif

Meowcakes Posted 22 May 2010 , 12:09am
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Originally Posted by karateka

Quote:
Originally Posted by Meowcakes

Congratulations. And here I thought you were legal this whole time you've been selling cakes. I know your happy that you are now.



I was legal. In Ohio you can do a cottage foods bakery where you can't sell stuff that requires refrigeration, but if you stay within that rule, you are legal. If you are inspected and licensed, you can do the refrigerated stuff.

IMBC needs to be refrigerated, so I couldn't do that until now.




Danc! All that to be able to use IMBC?! Don't you just love government regulations sometimes... icon_confused.gif

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