i've said this recently somewhere so forgive me repeating myself but we have cottage food regulations here and in my county this does not include decorated cake except out in the unincorporated boonies where my friend has a shop
decorated cake is under catering and it has a whole ton of requirements--like business zoning
it's all about how each locality adjudicates these regulations
but there ain't nothing in yours about decorated cake either--doesn't use the word cake
i'd recommend that you make a phone call if you haven't already
don't hate the messenger
cottage food laws pertain to products
designed specifically to help growers and people in the region generate tax revenue
Q: What foods can I produce as a Cottage Food Operation?
A: The list of foods is very specific and maintained by the State of California at
. Only foods found on this list are
permitted to be cottage food products. All cottage food products must be “non-potentially
hazardous”, meaning a food that does not require time or temperature control to limit pathogenic
micro-organism growth or toxin formation
. If you are in doubt, please contact Environmental
Health prior to producing and selling the product.
Approved Food Products List (January 1, 2013):
(1) Baked goods, without cream, custard, or meat fillings, such as breads, biscuits,
churros, cookies, pastries, and tortillas.
(2) Candy, such as brittle and toffee.
(3) Chocolate-covered nonperishable foods, such as nuts and dried fruits.
(4) Dried fruit.
(5) Dried pasta.
(6) Dry baking mixes.
(7) Fruit pies, fruit empanadas, and fruit tamales.
(8) Granola, cereals, and trail mixes.
(9) Herb blends and dried mole paste.
(10)Honey and sweet sorghum syrup.
(11) Jams, jellies, preserves, and fruit butter that comply with the standard described in
Part 150 of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(12) Nut mixes and nut butters.
(14) Vinegar and mustard.
(15) Roasted coffee and dried tea.
(16) Waffle cones and pizelles.