Maybe I didn't read this tread in it's entirety but for those of you who live in Florida, if you have the right set up at home, you can bake. The baking industry in Florida is regulated not by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation as that applies to restaurants. If you run a bakery the approval comes from the Department of Agriculture. Normally, as long as they permit you to have an "in home" bakery, then your local county or city permits can be issued if you are given the green light from Dept. of Agriculture. The big issue, however, is that you have to have a separate set up including all of the normal commercial bakery components, i.e. three compartment sink, drying racks, hand washing sink, etc. In a nutshell, if you close off your garage, make a small commercial kitchen including all that they require and do not need to pass through your home to go into this area this is acceptable. If you go to Earlene Moore's website, her specs on a kitchen would be the type of set up I am referring to. I have checked and rechecked in my area and it's no problem, I just have to get my husband to give up the garage and dedicate it only to baking as long as I have all the required components of a commercial kitchen. Essentially, there is some money required to get equipment but there are ways to set up a kitchen on a skelaton budget because you don't always have to buy expensive equipment - you probably already have your mixer, can bake in a regular type oven at first, can get a spare fridge etc. It can be done for sure but this my depend too on if you live in a restricted community so you'd have to check but again, there is the possibility to do it in Florida. You cannot advertise your home address but you may not need to anyway. The Department of Agriculture has a web site and if you go there and look up the requirements you may find that it is a possibility in your area. Basically the set up is just like a normal bakery, just smaller scale for your needs. Check it out, you may be surprised what can be done.