Starting New Home Based Business And Need Advice!

Business By jandsg2003 Updated 30 Oct 2014 , 12:30am by jandsg2003

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jandsg2003 Posted 29 Oct 2014 , 9:13pm
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First, I wanted to say hello and that I love this forum! Not sure if I am posting this in the right section, if not, I do apologize. I am trying to start up my own home based business in Michigan. I have went back and forth about what to bake ( I love to dabble in all different goodies), but have decided to do cake pops. I have done research around the area I live and no one offers cake pops, thought I would give it a go! I am wondering about a couple of things..How do you package them for orders, I would like to sell them by the dozen, but unsure how to package them. I have sticks, bags, ribbon and cupcake liners, but that's as far as I have gotten.... Also how many cake pop flavors do you usually offer? I would like to do a variety, but don't want to go over board. I have made them several times before and have the making of them pretty much down. Just need a way to package them that will not cost a lot, but will still look nice. Thanks for all your help and happy baking!!!!

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FioreCakes Posted 29 Oct 2014 , 9:32pm
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Are they on a stick? you could just pop a bag over and tie it with a twist tie. If they aren't on a stick maybe you could put three in a bag and twist tie them? This is time consuming, but if you don't have a plastic sealer than I can't think of other options that will look professional. Also make sure you are legal with your new business as far as selling food goes. 

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jandsg2003 Posted 30 Oct 2014 , 12:30am
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Where I live in Michigan, I don't have to be licensed.  I do have rules set by the state that I have to follow, like labeling and such. I was planning on offering both stick/no stick option. I looked at boxes for cake pops, but they are not cheap. Thanks for the suggestions with the bags!

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