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post #16 of 23
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I checked with the Ohio health department, they assured I don't need license.
The business license is not related to the health dept license, anyone doing business in OH must register with the sec. of state and file for a business license. Check page 4 of the document below:
https://www.ohiosbdc.org/DocumentMaster.aspx?doc=2462
post #17 of 23

Yes... every state will require you have a business license to operate, even if you have cottage food laws.  All wheels must be greased after all... LOL.  Joking aside though, check with your secretary of state like Jason said.  Here in NH you can register right on line..

post #18 of 23
Thread Starter 

Sooo...business licenses aside, anybody got any more feedback on my original question? ;^)

 

~Valerie

post #19 of 23

i can't remember doing an undecorated--oh yeah when someone wants to dumb down an order  to take the price down but just to get straight up undecorated--hmmm

 

i would charge very close to decorated cake price

 

lemon cake berry filling

 

quality ingredients all that labor

 

the easiest/quickest thing i do is decorate

 

alll that other stuff eats up the same amount of time

 

i'd take no more than 10% off my original prices and i would be grumpy about it (inside)

 

decorating is the fun you get to do after you go through everything to produce the cake

 

they should not mess with the fun factor

 

should charge them an extra 10%!!!  icon_lol.gif

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post #20 of 23

it's like asking a painter for a painting sans paint

 

oh well it is some money painters do have bills

 

but they don't have to like it!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

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post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis View Post

it's like asking a painter for a painting sans paint

 

oh well it is some money painters do have bills

 

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I see it as a high compliment of my baking.  People who want that many cakes LOVE the cake itself enough to serve it as the primary dessert.  It also means they love YOUR cake so much that they won't get a commercial sheet or layers.

 

I wouldn't let such cakes out of my hands without a tiny shell border, but heck, if somebody wants to pay base price for that little decorating time, I won't complain.

post #22 of 23

Well... how long do they take you to put together?  If it's quick, I would definitely discount them some.  I'd think it would be like a kitchen cake (which is an undecorated tier to make up extra servings if you can't get there with the main cake without going way over).  When I was home I was charging $6/serving decorated and $4/serving for kitchen cakes.  They take no time to put together.  That's about a 30% discount. 

post #23 of 23
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My biggest cake compliment ever: In about 2007 the Ace of Cakes guys did the cake for a friend's business function. The next year, I did it. My decorating work was no where near the quality of Charm City's, but several people told me that my cake tasted much better! ;^)

 

Thanks for the feedback, y'all!

 

~Valerie
 

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