Originally Posted by Mike1394
A point to ponder. To raise money to open a cake biz why not grow marijauna? Now before you go all gaga over that think about it. A very large portion of the population accepts it's usage. The medical society has learned/accepted it's usage. In some states it's accpetable to have "personal usage" amount on your person. In some states it's legal to grow for medical purposes. For those curious I don't use it.
To be honest, as I have stated before, I don't see any difference in selling marijuana from your home from baking cakes illegally. You are breaking the law either way...so I love this comparision! (and you are making people happy and fat too!)
I also would like to respond to the notion that it costs very little money to start a home based bakery so you can charge less because of less overhead, yada yada yada. (Legal that is) I spent a fortune on my home based bakery...I have a seperate bakery area in my house, with commerical fridge and freezer, commercial sink, and am currently getting ready to put in a commerical oven (waiting for the insurance quotes) And speaking of insurance, I have seperate insurance, taxes, licensing, etc etc. Sure I don't have to pay rent on my space, but I don't get the advances of being able to have truck delivery to me directly, so I have to pay a lot more in shipping of my ingrediants.
What burns me up about these 1.95 a serving cakes is that that it DOES devalue the rest of the industry. If you want to open a home bakery, illegal or legal, PLEASE charge what it is worth!! Beleive it or not, you will get MORE business, not less, as many people wonder "why so cheap?"