Ok so my daughter and I finally made the decision to become legal under California's Cottage Law.
Here is my dilemma. According to the paperwork only foods that are defined as "non-potentially" hazardous" are approved, which disqualifies things made containing cream, and/or custards. These are some of our MOST requested baked goods, and our most popular items:
Cheese cakes, Chocolate, Lemon Cream,Bavarian Cream and Boston Cream pies, tarts, and fillings, Chocolate Ganache items. Swiss Meringue Buttercream
If we take these items off the line, we are left with virtually nothing but the standards. This is what has built up our clientele as we are offering all the premium high end items that most others don't offer. I have worked years perfecting flavors and testing and tweaking recipes
I was preparing to get legal as we have our first potential large order for a wedding dessert bar in July of this year and as a matter of fact the client is looking to order many of the items on the "non approved" list. So now what? Do I regretfully decline the order with the explanation that the items she had her hopes set on are not items we can legally provide?
Advice please, what would you all do? Thanks for listening and commenting