Cake Deco Classes - Need A License?

Decorating By LePetitGourmet Updated 5 Jan 2010 , 1:03am by CakeMommyTX

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LePetitGourmet Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 12:31am
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Hi everyone,

I live in Louisiana, and I understand that it is illegal to sell cakes from my home. I'm okay with that, but there is something else I am interested in. I was wondering if anyone knows if it is illegal to teach cake decorating in a home? I can't find anything concrete in any of the legal jargon (not that I understand all of it anyway). I feel like it may not need a license, because I'm not making food for mass consumption. In fact, I would probably have the clients make their own cakes and icing.

Anyone have any ideas on if this is okay?


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costumeczar Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 12:51am
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You'd still need to check with your local health department, but if you're not selling food that you baked in your home I think it would just be considered teaching classes.

If you wanted to really be strict about it, you could be decorating dummy cakes...That way no food would be involved at all.

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CakeMommyTX Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 1:03am
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Wilton instructors don't need HD liscenses do they?
Sounds like the same thing to me, just in house and not at a Hobby Lobby.
I would still ring up the HD just to double check.

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