Originally Posted by scp1127
I am going to say something that will probably be unpopular, but this is the only industry I can think of that tolerates unlicensed vendors. Is it because we are mostly women... or more likely, bakers who go into business don't necessarily have to have tough business instinct to get started. Think of other similar industries, massage therapists, contractors(I am one), personal trainers, , just to name a few. If someone was taking money without a license in any of these occupations, they would get turned in by their peers. And why do we need a license? PUBLIC SAFETY!!! You can disagree with the law, just like disagreeing with taxes, but the outcome is the same, it's the law. And although we can debate it, the law does not change.
Do something that does not require a license to fund your savings for a cake business. I am sorry for those of you who lack funding, but we all make choices in our life that put us where we are now. If you want a cake business, save and sacrifice like the rest of us.
Oh crap!!! You got me on that one too! I cut all my home boys and home girls hair! And I game my mom a make-over and took her picture to put it on a dating site once a few years ago. I guess that make me an illegal hairdresser, cosmetologist, photographer, and consultant. I also proof read her book (it was crap) I guess I am an illegal editor!! (The HORROR!) And DH massages the tension out of my shoulders and dug a french drain out around our pool, so he is an illegal massage therapist and landscaper. And when my Grandma ate too much on Thanksgiving I walked with her that evening, so I am also an illegal personal trainer.
And if we are going to go that far, it is illegal to practice being a Dr. without a license, even if it is free and you just give it away, same as legal council, so therefore it should also be illegal to practice cakes for free. Not even in your own home. After all, you would never take Timmy's tonsils out in your kitchen, so you shouldn't be able to bake him a cake either! And I guess I'm having take-out tonight, because I don't have my food service license.