Originally Posted by jlsheik
Sorry....goofed up the poting on that.
Deb, I knew someone would say ask the HD so I did they have passed them...as far as inspection. BUT she thought like I did that to bake and to sell they must have a tax permit and a business license. They don't have either of those.
Maybe....I am just being witchy, but I had to jump through nine miles of red tape...not to mention all the cost involved in owning my own business...I am probably being touchy!
BUT I still don't like it and by gosh whatever they have to have I will make sure they do it!!
I know how you feel I just got my license and it was very pricey, and time consuming I live in north OKC and I know here in Oklahoma a place that gives cake decorating classes for close to nothing, there is also Midwest Bakers and everytime I go there to buy stuff I see ladies buying tons of boards and boxes and makes me wonder why the health department does not require this place to sell to people with tax id numbers only because who knows how many of those aren't actually licensed.
I went to a baby shower where they served a 12" round cake iced very poorly and asked where they got it and she she said the kitchen manager at a hospital bakes them and she thought it was so cute to add "oh yeah we all get our cakes from her" then I asked how she paid and she said $25!!!!!!!
I thought I was going to throw up and then I tasted the cake and it tasted like a $25 cake! She didn't even doctor the mix!
I do not worry about competition my biggest concern is reaching out to those Oklahomans that can afford my cakes!
I decided once I became licensed my biggest concern was never going to be the homebakers, or reporting them because they wished they were in my shoes.
Our mottos should be to stick to one thing and do it right
I do not work for the health department it is their job to get them not mine.
All I know is they better hope they don't make anyone sick or someone with allergies eats their cake because they will have a mess in their hands.
Also when it comes to weddings lots of venues only allow food made by a licensed baker.
Good Luck with your business. I'm jealous I wish I had my own shop but I will someday. Where is yours?
You went through all the red tape because it is better then being the lady that makes cakes.