I'm sure this has been asked before so perhaps you could point out a thread but i'm based in the UK and i have been making cakes for family and to take to work for about a year but i have been asked a couple of times if i make cakes as a business. So far i have said no because i already work full time but i am interested to find out if i can do it, in additional to working full time. I would only do a handfull of cake a year (birthdays and weddings) but from what i have read, its still pretty complicated.
I know i would need to get a health and hygine certificate and have the local council inspect which would be fine but i've heard that i have to tell the mortgage company i run a business from home and the insurance comp as its a high risk which all seem a bit much for a handfull of cakes i'll make just a couple of hundred pounds on.
Is it really worth it? Anyone doing it on such a small scale?