A pat on the back to home bakers and legal bakers. This is a very expensive hobby or job. I myself strugle with it all. I donate mine now that I am not "legal". I just fear the fines etc. My home is clean and I take pride in what I do or try and do and would hate always being afraid. My aunt recently passed away of cancer and we had a fundraiser to help come up with the money she needed to be layed at rest and the hd gave the okay that as long as I myself was not getting $ for the baked goods then they could sell them or ask for donations. I was happy with that. I have a relative who made and sold wedding cakes for years (still does actually) and the head of our county HD was one of her biggest orders and she wasn't even legal, never has been either. I guess that was part of being in a small town and they thought there was better things to do. Maybe someday when everything is better we can all make it work out. Good luck in what ever any does or decides. I know baking is a passion and I would hate for anyone to get into trouble for it, that is if they are not putting someone elses health at risk.
This is what cracks me up about the whole messed up system! If it is "dangerous" to sell cakes that haven't been baked in a licensed kitchen, then why the heck is it safe if a charity makes money off of a cake you baked, but not if the home baker makes money off of it!? So stupid! I can take cakes and cookies to church and the cafe there can sell the goods, but I can't sell them on my own because all of a sudden it is deemed dangerous. When you think of it in those terms, it really seems like the government is just trying to stop small businesses from succeeding.