helenlouise Posted 22 Aug 2012 , 5:07am
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I have many friends and family wanting to pay me to make cupcakes and cookies for their events. I am very familiar with the laws and restrictions for home baking in CA. Is there a way to legally accept money for my creations?
If I don't solicit my goods and accepted donations would that be legal?
Example...if someone asks me what I would charge for 2 dz cupcakes could I respond, "I bake at home and can not sell my goods but would be happy to accept any donation you might want to give"...would this be legal?
Also...can you legally barter for an exchange of services?
I am diagnosed with depression and anxiety and my baking hobby gives me relief and enjoyment. I wish there was a way I could help support my hobby without the worry of being fined. I do know there are local businesses that don't like the "competition" of home bakers and will try to get them to stop by reporting them.

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