Question For Virginia Cakers

Decorating By 2SchnauzerLady Updated 16 Jul 2009 , 1:05am by 2SchnauzerLady

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2SchnauzerLady Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 6:36pm
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I keep seeing forums about legalities, etc, I'm posting in general because I don't have a business. I am trying to decorate cakes - taking orders, etc to raise money for my charity. After the cost of supplies, all proceeds will go to my charity. My time is donated. Do you think I can do this legally (one or two cakes a week) without getting a license? I've done a few and kept receipts for my supplies. TIA

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cakesdivine Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 6:53pm
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You have to check with your local HD. I know here in TX any food product donated or sold to the general public CANNOT be produced in a home kitchen PERIOD. You have to personally know the individual as a friend or family member to sell or give any food item you made from your home kitchen. Also, charities require their own licensing/permits too. To be a charity your organization must have 501 (c)(3) status which bare minimum costs $1500 to establish.

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jamiekwebb Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 7:06pm
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Yes, as long as they aren't temperature sensitive and aren't picked up at your house. You should be fine too since you are donating the profits to chrity.

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2SchnauzerLady Posted 16 Jul 2009 , 1:05am
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Thanks Jamiekwebb, the few I've done I have delivered. Cakesdivine, my charity is Leukemia Lymphoma Society, so we have the appropriate tax status - we raise funds to do endurance events across the country, and a minimum of 75% of what we raise goes directly to patient care services and research, so we have specific amounts we raise for each event and have to commit to that amount.

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