yellowsmartie Posted 17 Dec 2012 , 5:31am
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AHey! I use to work in a cupcake bakery so I'm familiar with piping techniques, frostings, baking etc. lately my love for cupcakes is getting bigger, to the point I wanna make, decorate and sell as a side hobbie. Does anyone out there have some helpful tips to help me get this process going, it would be greatly appreciated!!:)

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jason_kraft Posted 17 Dec 2012 , 5:36am
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AWhere are you located? In some areas you can sell cupcakes you make from home if you follow specific rules, but other areas require a commercial kitchen.

yellowsmartie Posted 17 Dec 2012 , 5:41am
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AI'm from NB Canada!

kazita Posted 17 Dec 2012 , 5:59am
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ALol you caught Jason off guard he's busy reading up on NB Canada law right now

yellowsmartie Posted 17 Dec 2012 , 6:11am
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AI basically wanna just sell to family and friend and most of them said if they know of any friend or family in need of cupcakes they'd pass the word for me, I never plan to open a cupcake shop, this is just a hobbie id like to get into:)

kazita Posted 17 Dec 2012 , 6:22am
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ARight but depending on the laws where you live you might not be able to sell cupcakes to anyone even if it's just family and friends or word of mouth customers there are laws put in place prohibiting this at least in the US there is.

yellowsmartie Posted 17 Dec 2012 , 6:25am
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AYeah, I understand what your saying.

kazita Posted 17 Dec 2012 , 6:54am
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AJason should be able to tell you if you can sell from your home or not but you really stumped him with the Canada thing

jason_kraft Posted 17 Dec 2012 , 7:02am
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AI'm not an expert on Canadian law, so if no one from NB posts your best bet is to contact whoever is responsible for food safety from your county or provincial government.

yellowsmartie Posted 17 Dec 2012 , 4:57pm

AAlright. Does anyone else have some tips?:)

BakingIrene Posted 17 Dec 2012 , 5:16pm

I used google (NB health retail food) to pull up your local regulations 

 

http://laws.gnb.ca/en/ShowPdf/cr/2009-138.pdf

 

So if you bake for family and friends, you can't set prices or ask to be paid.  

 

You can earn a food handlers certificate from a community college. It's $150 or so and good for 3 years.

 

But then there is the matter of having your premises certified as well.  Your local board of health inspects.

 

Yeah the revised rules suck.  I had to give up my nice little hobby-for-$$$ too.

yellowsmartie Posted 17 Dec 2012 , 9:24pm

AAlright sounds good! I'm signed up for courses beginning in January, pretty excited!

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