Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating Business › Penalty in CA for baking from home
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Penalty in CA for baking from home - Page 3

post #31 of 53
Thanks for all your input, Kara and Jason.
post #32 of 53
O.P., if you find out the answer maybe you could come back and tell us? I'd be interested to know too. Just being nosy, I don't even live in the same country as you, let alone the same state.

It depends on the borough you live in here, but in some areas if a customer provides you with the baked cake, you are allowed to decorate it for them, perfectly legally. Interesting, right? A bit strange as the icing is still food, but who are we to complain! This knowledge came from a local health inspector, btw. One of the ladies in my cake decorators guild made enquiries.

Most people I know who are at the same stage as me (still learning to do cakes) and only do them for family and friends, just don't want to be out of pocket, like you. Someone I know just gets her friends to provide her with the ingredients so she's covered, and of course she gets to keep the left-overs. For example, if she needs half a cup of glucose, her friends will give her a whole jar. And a whole bag of sugar. And flour... etc. Even though she only uses some of them on that friends cake, she is happy to keep the left-overs, and they are happy to get their cake for just the cost of a few ingredients. But then again you don't hear about cakers being chased with pitchforks and torches for baking illegally here, so I guess it's easy for me to say.

One girl I know bakes from the community/church hall for $30 per evening. She has her own liability insurance, so she's covered, at least under our laws.

Anyway, I'd be keen to know if you find out what the penalties are, so if you do find out please come back and tell us!
post #33 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by costumeczar

All I'm saying is that compiling a list of something like that, pm'ing it around, then posting it is really juvenile and unnecessary. I don't know who put that list together, but if my 13-yr-old daughter had done somethng like that, obviously to just be mean to someone, I would tell her that she should be ashamed of herself.



Yeah... I would too. Wow. I don't even love scp1127, and I think that was harsh and better hashed out in a PM. Spelling mistakes drive me bonkers, but this is an internet forum... who really cares if someone thinks something is rediculous or ridiculous? And better yet... who wastes their time collecting link to posts for evidence???
post #34 of 53
Kelly..just letting you know that some people can see the forest through the trees. That poster does seem to like to jump on everyone for not being legal.
And yes, she can sure type a lot for someone with an injury.
Her calling so many people and situations ridiculous is not a way to correct in love.
Since everyone was calling you out, I want to say I see you are coming from.
She has an opinion that she wants to share, but she wasn't doing it in a 'nice' way and that was what you were trying to tell us with the list.

Keep pointing out the obvious ( unkind behavior) and don't let anyone shout you down.

mommachris

wife to David for 25 years
mom to 13 blessings
Nine who are still living at home that range from 22 to 4 years old.
Holly, Amy, Aaron, Evelyn, Zebedee, Melody, William, Melissa and little Tobin
and four more sweet babies in heaven.

Reply

wife to David for 25 years
mom to 13 blessings
Nine who are still living at home that range from 22 to 4 years old.
Holly, Amy, Aaron, Evelyn, Zebedee, Melody, William, Melissa and little Tobin
and four more sweet babies in heaven.

Reply
post #35 of 53
Sorry, but I rather enjoyed Kelley's post. I've had that same poster make me feel completely inadequate so many times! I'm glad someone finally pointed out how many times she's called things/people ridiculous. And wow, she does type a lot for having an injury, and a lot of it can be quite rude and unnecessary. Good for you Kelley and thank you! icon_smile.gif
post #36 of 53
Junior high is alive and well.

Kelley said that someone else pm'ed that list to her, whcih means that there's an active level of gossipping going on behind the scenes here. I don't get pm's from anyone other than people asking questions, so I don't know about that. But to put a list together of things that someone posted, regardless of who it is, then to pm it around is just flat out bitchy. To support posting the list is also flat out bitchy and you all should be ashamed of yourselves. I hope that you're teaching your kids to be nicer to other people than that. I don't care who it's about, it isn't the right thing to do.
post #37 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by costumeczar

Junior high is alive and well.

Kelley said that someone else pm'ed that list to her, whcih means that there's an active level of gossipping going on behind the scenes here. I don't get pm's from anyone other than people asking questions, so I don't know about that. But to put a list together of things that someone posted, regardless of who it is, then to pm it around is just flat out bitchy. To support posting the list is also flat out bitchy and you all should be ashamed of yourselves. I hope that you're teaching your kids to be nicer to other people than that. I don't care who it's about, it isn't the right thing to do.



EXACTLY. Kelley, et al (that means, roughly, "and all the rest of you"), let us know when you're turning 14 so we can bake you a cake.
It's not good enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.

Winston Churchill
Reply
It's not good enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.

Winston Churchill
Reply
post #38 of 53
What's surprising to me is that the official representative for a company with a primary target market mirroring the makeup of the CC community publicly posts like this on her official account.

This would be like a bakery owner carrying a sign for their bakery over their head, walking in to a wedding expo, and loudly making fun of some of the brides in attendance.
post #39 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by jason_kraft

What's surprising to me is that the official representative for a company with a primary target market mirroring the makeup of the CC community publicly posts like this on her official account.

This would be like a bakery owner carrying a sign for their bakery over their head, walking in to a wedding expo, and loudly making fun of some of the brides in attendance.



ding ding ding! icon_lol.gif wasn't even a part of this thread and noticed that immediately
It's not "just" cake...it's my life!
WI State Representative for Icing Smiles...start 'Baking a Difference" today!
Reply
It's not "just" cake...it's my life!
WI State Representative for Icing Smiles...start 'Baking a Difference" today!
Reply
post #40 of 53
How is this page still open...?
Maybe posting the list wasn't the best way to show that her method needed work.
Doesn't negate what the woman's been saying.
Is there a some gossiping going on. Yes, I'm sure there is. All communities have that issue.
Wasn't there a site set up by a select group of cakers here who got fed up with being censored on CC so they set up a site of their own to discuss what wasn't allowed on here?

I stand by the fact that jumping on people who aren't legal doesn't lead to constructive sharing of ideas. Isn't what this site was designed for?
The "be nice rule" is plainly stated all over CC.
Maybe we all need to re-read the sticky notes.


mommachris

wife to David for 25 years
mom to 13 blessings
Nine who are still living at home that range from 22 to 4 years old.
Holly, Amy, Aaron, Evelyn, Zebedee, Melody, William, Melissa and little Tobin
and four more sweet babies in heaven.

Reply

wife to David for 25 years
mom to 13 blessings
Nine who are still living at home that range from 22 to 4 years old.
Holly, Amy, Aaron, Evelyn, Zebedee, Melody, William, Melissa and little Tobin
and four more sweet babies in heaven.

Reply
post #41 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruth0209

Quote:
Originally Posted by costumeczar

Junior high is alive and well.

Kelley said that someone else pm'ed that list to her, whcih means that there's an active level of gossipping going on behind the scenes here. I don't get pm's from anyone other than people asking questions, so I don't know about that. But to put a list together of things that someone posted, regardless of who it is, then to pm it around is just flat out bitchy. To support posting the list is also flat out bitchy and you all should be ashamed of yourselves. I hope that you're teaching your kids to be nicer to other people than that. I don't care who it's about, it isn't the right thing to do.



EXACTLY. Kelley, et al (that means, roughly, "and all the rest of you"), let us know when you're turning 14 so we can bake you a cake.



Where's the "like" button?
post #42 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by KoryAK

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruth0209

Quote:
Originally Posted by costumeczar

Junior high is alive and well.

Kelley said that someone else pm'ed that list to her, whcih means that there's an active level of gossipping going on behind the scenes here. I don't get pm's from anyone other than people asking questions, so I don't know about that. But to put a list together of things that someone posted, regardless of who it is, then to pm it around is just flat out bitchy. To support posting the list is also flat out bitchy and you all should be ashamed of yourselves. I hope that you're teaching your kids to be nicer to other people than that. I don't care who it's about, it isn't the right thing to do.



EXACTLY. Kelley, et al (that means, roughly, "and all the rest of you"), let us know when you're turning 14 so we can bake you a cake.



Where's the "like" button?

thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands!
Glenda
Reply
A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands!
Glenda
Reply
post #43 of 53
Why would someone want to deal with the health department and other government agencies in an effort to become a legal business if the goal isn't really to BE a business? If OP wanted to sell to the masses, I would recommend going the legal route. However, if she's just making cakes for friends and family, why would she need to?

OP was looking for information, not a lecture or attacks on her character. Comparing making a cake to tax fraud is a bit of a reach, no?
Plank.
Reply
Plank.
Reply
post #44 of 53
This forum has a general low tolerance for illegal bakers, if posters don't realize that by now- then they will not be well received. Sometimes people need something told to them straight to get the full impact of their actions, or potential actions.

Not everything can and should be sugarcoated. We are all adults and being told something straight is one thing, but like Jason said an official business representative going to such argumentative levels is a little much.
post #45 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrandisBaked



OP was looking for information, not a lecture or attacks on her character. Comparing making a cake to tax fraud is a bit of a reach, no?



Not if you sell them and don't pay the income taxes...I know a caterer who turns illegal caterers in to the tax dept here when he finds them, and they give him a percentage of the fines and back taxes that they collect. He makes a lot of money doing it, too. Giving a cake to friends is one thing, but selling them is somethng else.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cake Decorating Business
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating Business › Penalty in CA for baking from home