I've been reading up a bit...seems if I want to do cakes from my home it starts with the Dept. of Agriculture. Kitchen Inspection, samples...ingredient labels (if I'm going to sell anything at retail)...pre-approval for all recipes/ingredients...storing equipment/food...getting a commercial fridge/freezer is also recommended (although not required)...fur-baby issues (we have an aquarium...) And I already know my county doesn't require a business license.
I mostly anticipate making cakes for friends and family...and occasional events. My daughter is quite talented already, so the opportunity for her to do this as a side business is something I'm considering. We have a LOT of experimenting before we'd be ready to "hang out a shingle" so-to-speak...I figure it would take us about a year to get everything ready, make a business plan, get required things out of the way, develop a design portfolio...
...but in the end, is it worth it? Is this something she could make some decent money for a young teen? (we live OUT, so babysitting is difficult). I know there would be things we'd have to do to build the business. Are the regulations so onerous that it would not be worth my time? Is starting something like this something I would regret?
So much more to research and learn, but I kind of think this could be a good opportunity for her to use a lot of her skills...and something she could take with her.
Thank you for any enlightenment you provide...warnings...cautionary tales...sunshine & roses...I appreciate it.