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post #91 of 222
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Guess Im just a bit touchy today.Pms maybe. Im just saying there are some people who are rude with teir answers.



Harsh maybe rude not.

Mike



There is no need to be harsh or rude. Plenty of people have answered this thread without being either one.
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post #92 of 222
I realize ignorance is no excuse, but I honestly didn't even think about "getting legal" before I read about it on CC. It was just a hobby for me. People started paying me and so I thought, "Hey, I can make a few extra bucks doing something I like to do." Only after joining CC and reading on here did I realize that it would be best to go through all the proper channels. We are very rural here and a lot of people in our town have little things they do from home for a little extra cash...mowing grass, making candles, tailoring clothes, etc. It just seemed like one of those types of things to me. I do realize it is best to be legal before doing public business, but I am also glad that I got my feet wet before spending a lot of time and $$ on the legalities of it all. Actually in NC, it is not hard to become a licensed home baker and that's been my project since a few months ago when I got my inspection. Now I have everything in line and it honestly is a relief.
post #93 of 222
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Originally Posted by jammjenks

I realize ignorance is no excuse, but I honestly didn't even think about "getting legal" before I read about it on CC.


When I first got started (probably before most of you were born!), I had no idea there were legalities involved. (Health Dept? License? Inspections? You need those? No kidding? Really?) But this was also 'back in the day' before the internet and definitely no CC helpers! And like you, it was a small town where everyone did a little something on the side for extra money.

The folks just starting out in this field are SO lucky and blessed to have access to good info that is shared here on CC .... you have the chance to learn in just a few weeks what took many of us a lifetime to figure out! And that's why many of us "share with a vengeance!" ...... I dont' want others to have to learn it the hard way .... I want to share what I've learned so they don't have to battle the stumbling blocks like I did. Maybe by sharing my experiences, they can save time and money as they work to get their dream-business off the ground.
post #94 of 222
For those in Virginia I looked up the vda rules governing home baking business. Just FYI. There is a whole lot of arguing going on but not a whole lot of information posting so I figured it wouldn't take more than a minute to copy and paste. Of course this is only valid information for those in Virginia. Google is a wonderful tool icon_smile.gif


Location of a Home-Based Bakery
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has the authority to see that clean and wholesome bakery products, such as cakes, breads and cookies, are prepared under proper conditions. Although a license is not required for a home-based bakery, VDACS must inspect the facility that you intend to use. A separate kitchen is not required, but the products and ingredients must be kept separate from those used by your family. VDACS will need formulations (recipes) of the products that you intend to prepare as well as flow processes for these products. To insure that good manufacturing practices (GMP) are used, all products must undergo basic laboratory testing to make sure that they are not adulterated with bacteria that cause foodborne illness.

If the products will be sold to retail outlets, they must be labeled. The label must include: 1) name of the product; 2) net weight of the product; 3) name and address of the manufacturer and 4) a list of the ingredients in descending order by weight. All packaging used for the products must be made of food grade sources, as recognized by the Food and Drug Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture.
post #95 of 222
There is a huge thread posted at the top of the business section that lists it out by state and if each state allows the licensing of home kitchens. It's a sticky post.
post #96 of 222
Pms'rs got nothing on the post menopausal...that are not currently behind bars.

We have the attention span of a four year old at the circus and the patience of a two year old in church.

"Are we there yet?"

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if you had your own tv show what would be your favorite commercial/sponsor

i think i'd like ghirardelli and hershey for starters...

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if you had your own tv show what would be your favorite commercial/sponsor

i think i'd like ghirardelli and hershey for starters...

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post #97 of 222
Ok, so I've never recieved any money at all from my cakes. I pay for them entirely then donate them. I've been informed (on this site) that getting $3 to cover basic materials is a business transaction, so my next question is. Is it a business transaction to bake a cake for a church member's baptism party where they asked me to provide a service, but instead of receiving payment asking them to make a donation to the church? That way I get no money, but am at least feeling like something good is coming from the cake, other than happy tummies. I can't imagine I could get turned in for something like this because I don't think it's wrong....lemme know!
post #98 of 222
OH my gosh, is THAT what's wrong with me??!! I'm only 40 (ONLY....yeah! I remember when 40 was waaaaayyyy old!), I can't be facing this yet!!!
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post #99 of 222
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Originally Posted by k8memphis

Pms'rs got nothing on the post menopausal...that are not currently behind bars.

We have the attention span of a four year old at the circus and the patience of a two year old in church.

"Are we there yet?"

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OH my gosh, is THAT what's wrong with me??!! I'm only 40 (ONLY....yeah! I remember when 40 was waaaaayyyy old!), I can't be facing this yet!!!



Well there's no clear right or wrong to it. The one phrase that I think most characterizes this time of life is free at last.

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if you had your own tv show what would be your favorite commercial/sponsor

i think i'd like ghirardelli and hershey for starters...

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if you had your own tv show what would be your favorite commercial/sponsor

i think i'd like ghirardelli and hershey for starters...

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post #100 of 222
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Originally Posted by forthwife

Ok, so I've never recieved any money at all from my cakes. I pay for them entirely then donate them. I've been informed (on this site) that getting $3 to cover basic materials is a business transaction, so my next question is. Is it a business transaction to bake a cake for a church member's baptism party where they asked me to provide a service, but instead of receiving payment asking them to make a donation to the church? That way I get no money, but am at least feeling like something good is coming from the cake, other than happy tummies. I can't imagine I could get turned in for something like this because I don't think it's wrong....lemme know!



If my sister pays me $20 to buy material and make her a dress, its a favor. I can't see why cake would be any different if you are not running a business and advertising.
post #101 of 222
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Originally Posted by Kitagrl

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Originally Posted by forthwife

Ok, so I've never recieved any money at all from my cakes. I pay for them entirely then donate them. I've been informed (on this site) that getting $3 to cover basic materials is a business transaction, so my next question is. Is it a business transaction to bake a cake for a church member's baptism party where they asked me to provide a service, but instead of receiving payment asking them to make a donation to the church? That way I get no money, but am at least feeling like something good is coming from the cake, other than happy tummies. I can't imagine I could get turned in for something like this because I don't think it's wrong....lemme know!



If my sister pays me $20 to buy material and make her a dress, its a favor. I can't see why cake would be any different if you are not running a business and advertising.



Without knowing what state she is from couldn't this be bad info? I don't see much difference either, but I don't make the laws. If laws were made by common sense we wouldn't much be in the predicament that we're in now.

Mike
post #102 of 222
There used to be a couple of threads here on CC about starting home based baking businesses and which states were legal for that, but I'm not sure if they are still around. Does anyone remember those threads?
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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post #103 of 222
As jkalman mentioned, it's a sticky thread at the top of this forum. However, the thread is quite large and with the last few pages corrupted in the crash it's hard to navigate. Here's the most recent info I have.
post #104 of 222
Kelly.. maybe we could see if Heath or Jackie could delete the old thread and put your latest update in a new one? That thread is full of info if you can weed through it, but it can be confusing with all the missing posts from the crash. Thanks again for keeping up with that list. icon_smile.gif
post #105 of 222
Yep, I am not legal and people I know have paid me for my cakes.

On top of that - I get paid cash to babysit and I have even paid teens to babysit my son. I also pay the neighbor's son cash to mow my lawn. I am sure the professional nannies and landscapers would love to come after me.
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