I completely understand the rules for licensed bakeries and homes and such. That's why I don't sell my cakes or run a business selling cakes.
I appreciate you sharing this info, but as a friend or a sister or a co-worker, etal, I wouldn't want a free cake that a cat had licked, eaten, or shed cat hair on, either.
I just can't figure out the logic of if you're not legal/licensed, then it's ok for dogs/cats to contaminate a cake or a food prep area. Confused
Well if you're not in business then there should be no problems? We dine with friends with pets all the time and never give it a a second thought, why should baking cakes in a pet-home be any different.
I have a cat, and it's not like I have cat hair in my frosting.
Given CDC and pediatricians' organizations' reports on the general bacterial load and lack of hygiene of children vs. common pets,
I'd feel much safer with pet-home food than kid-home food if there was any question of either one getting into the products, outside any egregious and obvious issues (e.g., the bird cages hanging above food prep counters).
It's like people without pets seem to think we let our pets roll in our dry ingredients, lick from bowls of the wet ingredients, nap on the finished cake, and toss toys in the finished frosting, instead of seeing the 'cat ate the cake' as akin to someone else's 'I dropped it on the floor and have to redo it' story, or the 'hot oven melted part of it and I had to fix it' story. Like we're incapable of keeping our areas as pristine as theirs most of the time.