Originally Posted by lionladydi
RisqueBusiness, I am not going to argue with you because everything you said is correct. I am not speaking for anyone else but I will say for myself that even when I sell one cake I know it is wrong. Why do I do it? Because I am living on SS Disability and draw $840 a month. I have no other income. Sometimes the $20 for that cake makes a difference as to whether I can buy groceries that I need. I sell at the most, 2 cakes a month. Other than that I bake for my kids and grandkids.
Oh Hon...I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND...like I said a LOT of us started baking from home! and I didn't post on this thread to start anything with anyone, so I am sooooooo grateful to read such a well, and nicely writen comment...
I was a 21 yo mommy and 300 dollars a month wasn't going to support me and my baby. When I walked away her daddy I left with the baby in one arm and a bag of HER clothes on the other...I even had to leave my cat behind..I eventually got her ..after he punched her in the face and left her with a scar in her eye!
I found cake decorating when my little girl turned 1. I couldn't even afford to get one of those big fluffy iced cakes with puke pink roses from a bakery. I spent 6 bucks on a pan, 1.00 on a cake mix..well, let's just say that for less than 10.00 bucks I made my little girl an AWESOME HOLLY HOBBY cake for her 1st Birthday!
6 months later I made my first "paid" cake...I was earning ( on my best months..lol) about 50 dollars a month! I KNOW what a difference THAT 50 dollars made.
SO...been there, done that...not only got the T-Shirt..but wrote the book and got screwed out of the movie rights!
I just wanted to make people aware of how things are...ignorance of the law, doesn't excuse breaking the law, but...really...the Health Department inspectors are pretty busy to be worried about knocking on your doors...unless some mean person decides to make that call.
There really is enough work from the Lic bakeries to keep the Health inspectors from darkening your doorsteps, so many of you are safe..lol
at least from me....