Labeling For Cottage Food Law Bakers. . .

Business By forheavenscake Updated 28 Aug 2013 , 10:12pm by jason_kraft

forheavenscake Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 1:42am
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Does anyone have a picture of what your label looks like that you wouldn't mind sharing?? I am going to start putting these labels together soon and I just don't even know where to begin.

Anyone with advice, opinions or input PLEASE help me. LOL

Thank you so much!

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Karen421 Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 2:07am
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I use a sticky label and affix it to the bottom of my cake board. On the label I put my name, address, phone number, then under that I do something like:

White Cake: Flour, Oil, Sugar, Baking powder, Applesauce, Salt, Sour Cream, Eggs, Water, Pudding mix
Cookie & Cream Filling: Shortening, Dream Whip, Flavorings, Powered sugar, Half & Half, Broken cookies
Crumb Coat: Semi- sweet Chocolate, Heavy whipping cream
Covering: Rolled Fondant (Powered sugar, Flavorings, glycerin, citric acid and preservative)

Hope that helps!

forheavenscake Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 12:22pm
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Thank you! So you put it on the bottom of the cake board, not the actual cake box? I thought it had to be visible, am I wrong in that?

LindaF144a Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 12:29pm
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Originally Posted by slparker

Thank you! So you put it on the bottom of the cake board, not the actual cake box? I thought it had to be visible, am I wrong in that?


It depends on where you live as these laws are usually controlled on the county level. Call your local DOH or DOA and they can tell you.

cai0311 Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 2:55pm
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The label info/location depends on where you live. I can't just list flour, sugar, pudding... I have to include all the ingredients that make up each product. For example:
Flour (list of ingredients on flour bag), sugar (list of ingredients on sugar bag), pudding (list of ingredients on pudding box)...

I also have to include the weight of the product.

PynkCupcake Posted 28 Aug 2013 , 6:26am
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question...i see what you mentioned for how you label your cakes. but do you have to put the sub ingredients for example: when you say pudding mix, dont you have to mention what makes up the pudding mix??? my issue is how do i fit all those ingredients on that small label. (i make cupcakes, and dont they have to be individually wrapped?)

kikiandkyle Posted 28 Aug 2013 , 5:32pm
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AIt depends on your local laws.

Rosie93095 Posted 28 Aug 2013 , 6:13pm
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desoto.ifas.ufl.edu/pdf/CottageFoodAdvisory.pdf

This shows an example of the labels and also is a summary of the law. You can make your own on envelope labels and place on your cake boxes.

Rosie93095 Posted 28 Aug 2013 , 6:14pm
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If you cannot get the link to work, cut and paste it in your browser....icon_smile.gif

jason_kraft Posted 28 Aug 2013 , 10:11pm
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[COLOR=009030][URL=http://desoto.ifas.ufl.edu/pdf/]desoto.ifas.ufl.edu/pdf/[/URL][B]CottageFood[/B]Advisory.pdf[/COLOR] This shows an example of the labels and also is a summary of the law. You can make your own on envelope labels and place on your cake boxes.

That document is specific to FL. PynkCupcake is in Michigan, and here are the MI rules: http://www.michigan.gov/mdard/0,4610,7-125-50772_45851-240577--,00.html#Labeling

Generally labels can be attached to the invoice/receipt if the product is too small for a label.

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