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post #61 of 435
For those in Texas, there currently is a bill in the works to change the law and make it legal for bakers to run a successful home based bakery business from your own residential kitchen.

It's called the TEXAS COTTAGE FOOD LAW. Here's the link if you would like to learn more about it.

http://www.texascottagefoodlaw.com/
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post #62 of 435
anybody know about Montana? I have searched the Department of Agriculture-found nothing relating;emailed them and have never heard back. not sure where to look now icon_cry.gif
post #63 of 435
Anyone know about Kentucky?
post #64 of 435
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Originally Posted by lat1nacurv3s

For those in Texas, there currently is a bill in the works to change the law and make it legal for bakers to run a successful home based bakery business from your own residential kitchen.

It's called the TEXAS COTTAGE FOOD LAW. Here's the link if you would like to learn more about it.

http://www.texascottagefoodlaw.com/



Unfortunately, that bill died along with about 4000 others at the stroke of midnight on May 14th. A big shout out to all of the Texas peeps who supported that bill and pushed it as far as we did sans lobbyists!

At this point, if you are operating a cake business out of your home in Texas, your kitchen had better be separate from your living quarters and licensed as such (ie garage outfitted for baking) or you do it on the DL and at your own risk. Hopefully in two years when the House of Reps meets for session again we'll get 'er done! In the meantime, I'm looking for commercial kitchen space to rent in Austin!
post #65 of 435
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Originally Posted by bakermommy4

The list says that Nevada is a no...that's not accurate. I just got my license and its about whether you are in the city or county limits. And you don't receive just the business license, you have to also apply for a home occupational permit too.

Just an update



Wow, I always thought Vegas was no..interesting icon_confused.gif
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post #66 of 435
Wait... WA varies by county??!?!?! Anytime I have tried to find this info, I find it on a state level and it says no. Anyone know WHICH counties allow it? Or how to find out?
post #67 of 435
Thankyou for taking the time to put this all together!

I also would be interested to know about WA state. Does anyone out there know about the counties that are a go or who to contact to find out? Thanks!
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post #68 of 435
K, I looked it up best I could some more and found that for sure King and Pierce counties in WA are a no. I saw somewhere else that someone said Kitsap county IS allowed. Doesn't help me, as I'm in Pierce. So bizarre that it's ok in one area but not another in the same state!!! It's either safe for the consumer or not, geez.
post #69 of 435
Thanks for doing that Larkin! Where did you go to find out, especially about Kitsap county? Is it the Dept. of Agriculture as VA is?
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post #70 of 435
Connecticut is a no but I am working on changing that
post #71 of 435
I already posted my answer but it was incomplete. CT will allow it only if you have a second kitchen just for that purpose. Otherwise it is a no.
post #72 of 435
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Originally Posted by CourtneysCustomCakes

I didn't read all the way through the Idaho site. But I have spoke to the Health Department in my county, and it is ok. We of course have to do all the tax stuff if we are selling. And it is reccommended to take a health class through the health department, and we can pay a fee to have them come out and inspect the kitchen. But that is all optional. According to the Health Department they don't consider Cake Decorating hazardous. Apparently they don't think we can hurt anyone with a cake.

How ever I do know that it varies by county. Because My MIL's Health Dept say no.



Idaho's food code is a statewide law, and Idaho doesn't allow home kitchens. I have heard that the enforcement varies by county and some health inspectors may interpret cake baking as non-hazardous, but if you look at the code, there's really no way you can interpret cake baking in that category. In my county, you have to bake from a licensed and inspected kitchen.

Interestingly though, my health inspector told me that the Health Department has no authority to levy any fines for violations.
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post #73 of 435
Ruth is that car a cake? OMG I want to make a copy of my boyfriends car into a cake and it is a convertible olds 442 how did you do that!
post #74 of 435
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Ruth is that car a cake? OMG I want to make a copy of my boyfriends car into a cake and it is a convertible olds 442 how did you do that!



Yes, that's a cake all right. It's probably the hardest cake I've ever done. It took me over 20 hours from researching the shape to completion. I made a pattern from paper to get the proportions and contours right. I think Sugar Shack has a really good tutorial on how to do a car cake. I'd search around the site. A picture is worth a thousand words.
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post #75 of 435
Thanks. 20 hours huh. I don't think I have the strength! icon_confused.gif lol
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