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post #16 of 128
Prospect, Ohio here. Hello fellow Buckeyes!
I do cakes for a hobby, but I may have to look into the "cottage" thing and maybe make some extra $$.

Happy Decorating!
Beth
post #17 of 128
I'm from the Toledo, Ohio area. Is there anyone else around me? I am licenced through the Dept. Ag. as a cottege bakery.

I just wanted to clerify with you the "labaling thing". According to my inspector, you only have to lable the cake, cookie etc if someone else is selling it for you. If your there and handing it to them you do not have to label it. Because, if they have any questions as to what's in it they can ask you. Hope that helps!
post #18 of 128
Sorry, CinWoo I may sound dense but according to the websight you do not need to be licensed if you are a Cottage Food producer, did you need to or choose to be licensed? Did you have an inspection? Wht did they look for? I pasted the portion that states this off the Ohio Ag. Websight. I would appreciate any clarification you can give, thanks!

Tracy

Does A Cottage Food Production Operation Need to Acquire a License to Process and Package Food Products?

No: A Cottage Food Production Operation is exempt from inspection and licensing by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. However, all food products, including those produced and packaged by a Cottage Food Production Operation, are subject to food sampling conducted by the Ohio Department of Agriculture to determine if a food product is misbranded or adulterated.
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post #19 of 128
Tracy, you are correct, you do not need to be licenced to be a cottage bakery in Ohio. I chose to get licenced because I also do cheesecake. But you also have to consider the county and city you live in. I'm acutally not in Toledo, but in a suburb of Toledo in Wood county. The small city I'm in also does not mind if I run my business from home. I can't put up a sign. If I were actully in Toledo, there would be no way I could bake and sell cake from my home. The Toledo health dept. would not alow it. So it does entail more that just the state you live in.

Yes, the Dept. of Ag did come out and do an inpection. It costs me $10 a year to keep my licence. I believe I am the only one in my area who did take the extra step to get licenced. And I have not regretted it. I do however pay taxes on my income.

Any other questions, please ask.

Cindy
post #20 of 128
This thread has been very helpful Thank You!! For now decorating is just a hobby but hopefully sometime in the future I can take the next step. I also wanted to say Hi to all my Ohio neighbors I am from Gahanna Ohio (suburb of Columbus) Cake club sounds great My husband just dosen't understand my addiction.
post #21 of 128
Thanks for clarifying (sp??) things, I appreciate it!
Tracy
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post #22 of 128
Columbus, Ohio here (northside)

So, does this mean we can even print business cards with no problem? There's really nothing I have to do be legal?
post #23 of 128
You just have to have a label on your cake (cake box).

I have business cards that I have printed up myself and I also hae several flyers around town that drum up a lot of business for me.

I have looked at all of your cakes and I must say that we have some supreme decorators in our lovely state!

Kudos to all of us Buckeyes!!
Decorating is my PASSION!!

Kristina
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post #24 of 128
I wonder if by being licensed you can purchase at certain businesses/stores at a discount. Does anyone know?
Sally

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post #25 of 128
You don't have to be licensed in order to purchase wholesale, you just need a Tax ID number.
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Kristina
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post #26 of 128
Count me in for a cake club! I live in Columbus
post #27 of 128
One more for the Ohio club. Hey CakemanOH.....I'm also from Pataskala.
post #28 of 128
cake club sounds like a lot of fun to me. I am by Cleveland. Myself and a couple of friends from cake classes meet up at like Borders and BS and look through cake books. We have a lot of fun but getting together and decorating and learning new techniques would be fun.
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post #29 of 128
Oh, you guys, you're making me lonely for "back home"!!!!!! icon_cry.gif We moved to Georgia 4 years ago after living 55 years in Ohio (Marietta, New Concord). We love it here, but Buckeye country will always be home! PAT
post #30 of 128
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cinwoo~

how do you go about paying taxes on the cakes you make? after i subtract the cost of supplies, i made about $100 this year on my cakes, hardly worth taxing! a local tax preparer here in canton told me that i wouldn't have to pay any taxes on things i've sold unless i made over $600.... by the way... i spent several years in wood county! i'm a graduate of BGSU. can't remember if toledo is in wood county though, it's been a while since i was in the area.

~erica
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