Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating Business › Kentucky Cottage Food Laws "HELP"
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Kentucky Cottage Food Laws "HELP" - Page 2

post #16 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by JLynne93 View Post

I'm not that far from Cincinnati but driving to and from Ohio every day is not cost effective at all any more I would have to triple the cost of my cakes to pay for the kitchen and gas.

Then you might need to triple the cost of your cakes.

The cost of gas shouldn't be too much more if you have a decent sales volume...if you drive 30 miles each way 4 days a week, gas is $5/gal and your vehicle gets 20 mpg, you are talking about an extra $60/week.

The cost of the rental itself also needs to be factored into the price, but any other legal food business will have to pay a similar cost.
post #17 of 36
Where in the heck is Fiskburg? I mapped it on my iphone, but it shows Crittenden? Is that correct?
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
post #18 of 36
Put me on your team I'm in Louisville.I can get signture,at least 20 or more.
post #19 of 36

Before I spent $30K+ to build my building and equip it, I did write letters, meet with representatives and it did not happen.  They understood what I wanted, but were very concerned about public safety.  Nobody wants to give up their authority.  Annabakescakes is in a different part of the state and her regulations are totally different from my county. 

I live on a road that is the border line for two counties and yet the county that we built in has more demanding specifications for building codes and inspections than the one across the street.

So, I don't see this becoming a possibility.

Making life sweet!

Lindas Just Desserts

Inspected and licensed commercial kitchen
Reply
Making life sweet!

Lindas Just Desserts

Inspected and licensed commercial kitchen
Reply
post #20 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

Where in the heck is Fiskburg? I mapped it on my iphone, but it shows Crittenden? Is that correct?

Crittenden is about 8.5 miles SW of Fiskburg.

Making life sweet!

Lindas Just Desserts

Inspected and licensed commercial kitchen
Reply
Making life sweet!

Lindas Just Desserts

Inspected and licensed commercial kitchen
Reply
post #21 of 36
Linda is correct! Our regulations are very different, and weird. I live on a City line, not county, and it was such a blessing because my city doesn't actually allow a home based commercial bakery, but since I am not in city limits, I could have it. Right behind my house are different regulations, and the city over, where I lived previously, requires a bathroom to be installed, as well. The NKY Independent district sanitation department collects $330 a year for grease traps, and I am quite certain those a-holes will fight a cottage food law tooth and nail. They can't require it if it is not a commercial kitchen.

And yes, it takes time, but it is not unattainable to build your own kitchen. I was a divorced, single mother of three toddlers making $7 an hour when I started saving for my build out. I didn't even have a house, I lived in an apartment! I used my tax "refund" to buy large items as I saw them for cheap, and hauled them around with me to a rental house. The house was rent to own, but we discovered the basement was needing a complete redo before we would even want to do laundry down there, let alone make food! It even had bats in it!

But you will never get there until you start striving, and I know there are plenty of cottage food bakers who make decent money, and have a decent time doing it, but I have said it before: I would quit cakes cold turkey before I ever baked another one in my home, let alone decorated it. It is horrible, and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. And I have cake decorating in my blood. I dream cakes, wake to cakes and make cakes and look at cakes and spend all my money on cake product, and search cakes on the Internet and have a bajillion posts on cake central, and go to bed thinking about cakes. I love them, with an obsession, and would thump someone in the head if they ever asked me to decorate a cake in my home kitchen. You couldn't pay me enough to have it all spread out in my dining room.
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
post #22 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

and would thump someone in the head if they ever asked me to decorate a cake in my home kitchen. You couldn't pay me enough to have it all spread out in my dining room.

Haha!!!  Thump someone in the head!  I love it.  :)  Yeah, I'm in KY and NEED a kitchen in the worst possible way!!!!!

post #23 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by MissMona View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

and would thump someone in the head if they ever asked me to decorate a cake in my home kitchen. You couldn't pay me enough to have it all spread out in my dining room.

Haha!!!  Thump someone in the head!  I love it.  :)  Yeah, I'm in KY and NEED a kitchen in the worst possible way!!!!!

Where are you in KY?

Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
post #24 of 36

Somerset

post #25 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by MissMona View Post

Somerset

Most everyone is so far from me! I am in Northern Ky, and would love to rent out my kitchen. I don't ever go out there during the day, Except on Friday's and Saturdays. I work evenings and nights, and I have most everything anyone would need. I would really love to find someone who does cookies or chocolates, to complement my cakes, rather than compete.

 

A lot of us licensed bakers do get a bit uptight thinking about a cottage food law being passed, after we have spent multiple thousands getting licensed, but I really think that most of us would be okay with it if the CFL bakers would at least charge an acceptable price, and not drive down the market prices. I know that I need to charge $3 a serving for buttercream to make it worth my while, and $4 for fondant. I charge a little more than that, because that is where my competitor pricing is right now. I specifically raised my prices to be closer to theirs, because I know my cakes are every bit as good, and I didn't want my lower prices to be perceived as reflecting lower quality.

Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
post #26 of 36
Hello everyone! I'm new to the site an have been browsing topics.
I am in Louisville ky and while I do not bake I am looking to bottle and sell a bar b que sauce .
The cottage laws of course do not seem to allow for that in my home kitchen.
I had looked into rented commercial space! And it's pretty inexpensive for what I need.
However I Would love to get on board with whomever is starting the petition to change kys cottage laws!
I there is a petition or fb page please let me know!
post #27 of 36
I am in Louisville KY and I too would like to jump on board. I need to read into the whole CFL cause I'm not really familiar with it but I want to be able to bake cakes in my home and sell them. Please let me know what I can do to help and please fill me in. Thanks
post #28 of 36

I am not sure how far you are from Lexington, but I am in the process of opening a commercial kitchen.  Hoping to be opened by March 2014.  I know that doesn't help you now BUT you might want to keep it in the back of your mind.  I will be working out details of kitchen rental contracts through out the next few months.  Message me if interested.

post #29 of 36
There are at least 3 rental kitchens in Louisville, two of which are good sized. I really cant personally get behind a CFL. And knowing the Louisville Metro HD well, they would never support it.
Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
Reply
Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
Reply
post #30 of 36

To "can" any food in KY you need to have a Micro-processor permit in addition to a commercial kitchen.  Layers and layers of red tape, paperwork and expense.

Making life sweet!

Lindas Just Desserts

Inspected and licensed commercial kitchen
Reply
Making life sweet!

Lindas Just Desserts

Inspected and licensed commercial kitchen
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cake Decorating Business
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating Business › Kentucky Cottage Food Laws "HELP"