Has anyone here had experience selling other cake decorating accessories like custom made gumpaste flowers, royal icing flowers, or custom cake toppers (like hand modeled sugar figurines or monograms)? Do you sell these items as part of your bakery business or would this kind of thing work well on a forum like etsy? Also, do you need to follow the same kind of rules selling these items like you would if you had a home-based bakery?
Any info on this would be greatly appreciated!!
I have seen a few people sell RI flowers and gumpaste flowers on Ebay...don't know how well they do though...
thanks for the info! I'll def check out etsy and ebay. I am still curious if selling these kinds of things require you to follow the same health dept regulations as if you were selling cakes/cookies from a home kitchen. Anyone know? thanks!
Depends on your state, but I believe gumpaste is not considered a food product, it's a craft medium, especially when you add wires, stamens etc. You would not be subject to the same food and safety laws that you would be as a home/commercial baker.
Thanks for the info!
I'm from the UK and I bought 100 large gumpaste daisies off Ebay last year to go on 100 cupcakes which I made for a friends wedding.This was before I had sugarpaste lessons. I was very pleased with them, and would say that there is defo a market out there for that sort of thing.