Should I Or Should'nt I ?

Business By cakelady31 Updated 7 Oct 2008 , 12:00am by JoAnnB

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cakelady31 Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 10:27pm
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Has Anybody from cape cod , MA licensed their kitchen to make and sell cakes ? Was it difficult, costly, where do i begin.?? I would appreciate any info that could be shared. Lately I have been getting tons of orders and would like to be doing it on a "legal" level if it's even necessary. Thanks for any advice or direction icon_smile.gif

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JoAnnB Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 12:00am
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It is a given that a licensed, legal business is the best way to succeed.

MA is a state that does license home kitchens. Although I am not in MA, it doesn't vary a great deal from state to state for home kitchens.

Usually you need separate storage and refrigeration (a 2nd small fridge is often enough)
sanitation/diswashing requirements for signs and disposable towels
easily cleanable surfaces (no carpet in the kitchen
If you have a well, annual water testing is usually required
no pets

The state deparment of agriculture can help. Just ask to speak to the inspector for your area.

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