This will be my last post in the subject because I'm not going to continue to read this thread and let other peoples perceptions anger me. Ignorance is bliss I guess.
Just to hit on a few points here.
There is a big difference between running a red light and making a cake that could potentially cause severe illness to people. Yeah, running a red light can kill someone, but so can ecoli and many other lurking yuckies. You'd be amazed what you learn about bacteria and foods that are potentionally dangerous in a SaniServe class. Here, the class is a requirement for those who get legal. Either you or someone in your kitchen need the cert to operate.
I have turned in homebakers because of unclean kitchen conditions brought to my attention by their former clients. Pet fur, rancid icing for example. So what if someone goes to Suzy Q Homebaker for a cake and not me? Nothing I can do about it. Maybe her cake or frosting is better or she's less expensive than I am. So be it.
Would I do it again? You betcha. Why do you think the laws are so stringent in the first place? Yes, a lot of it is about supplying Big Brother with a nice chunk of change, but don't think for one moment that someone down the line didnt screw up a cake and make these rules necessary. Why turn a blind eye on that? Sure, keep letting it happen and sooner or later more laws will be enforced and it will be even harder for us to get licensed.
Call me jealous, insecure, whatever. I dont care. I've busted my a$$ to get legal and I'll be darned if I'm going to allow someone elses poor judgement make it more difficult to continue to do so. A blatent disregard for these rules will make it harder for others in the future who want to get licensed
Selling cakes from your home is illegal for a reason. This irks me and I'm sorry if I come off rude and piss off a few people but by belittling the cause and thinking that it's just a piece of expensive paper that makes you legal, well then maybe perhaps one is not operating a true cake "business."