[quote="klma"]I enjoy baking and decorating cakes, and would like to make a little profit to support my costs of buying new supplies. I do not want to start a fulltime bakery business, that requires more work than play. Right now
I know that I am going to get a lot of crap for this but here it goes. I so understand where your coming from as keeping it simple. I am kind of in the same boat. I make cakes for friends and such and would really like to do more but my state is still looking into the cottage food law and understand the safety aspects of food handling and such and feel that my kitchen is so much cleaner than local store per say and a lot of restaurants, can be. I have worked in many kitchens and if you only knew what was under and around areas that you don't see really look like you wouldn't eat there!
And when they know they are going to be inspected they will break down everything and even use a tooth brush, been there and done that!
I know my kitchen is clean and is wiped down and cleaned before I even start a cake regardless if it is for me or someone else. I eat out of my kitchen and so does my family. People that work in these places come and go and I feel not all but some could care less! They want to finish their shift and haul A**,
I cannot afford to build a separate kitchen that my state says is required and nor can I afford to build a kitchen for my apt nor do I want to, I'd like too, but it's not even my house! Some people seem to think you/me don't know right from wrong, well indeed we do! And in time when my state wants to help us help ourselves to make it a little easier to make money in our states that have no jobs, than they will be a little easier to comply with, than do what you feel is the best under your circumstances and when and if you are compelled to have a license or not that is up to you, it just comes to a point where the government says pay me first regardless of what your making, or what your going through because of the lack of the government screwing up what was in the best interest of its people.
What happened years ago when the farmer could sell his products to anyone without having permission from the government., we have people that sell boiled peanuts
in vender stands on the side of the road here in my state that show up everywhere, that seems healthy enough?
I am just so feed up with everyone thinking it is ok for the government to say yes or no about how to live your life! I understand that being sued is always around the corner, but as long as your customer/family whatever knows what you are doing and they are ok, what is it to the government seeing they cannot do their job
because that is where it comes down too. If you are baking 2 or three cakes a month you know what your state laws are and I would be willing to go to jail for making a cake than to stop enjoying making them. Insurance companies rob the government every single day and it's wrong but we pay for it don't we? Let's not talk about those who abuse the government system too, We are also paying for the people in jail to go get their GED's and go to college and to be able to have the rights to be their own lawyers at the expense of the state they live in.
PLEASE We as a country need to step up for our rights we are not dealing drugs abusing the system or hurting anyone, we are designing 3 to 4 cakes a month! Really where should your anger be? What do you think needs to be fixed first? Just my opinion, like it or not!