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post #16 of 25

I have never heard of bakers not being able to do chocolate dipped strawberries or bacon. That would limit some of my cakes! I assume because of the potential for microbial cross contamination between raw meat and baked products, but still, it seem silly.
 

 

And yes, chocolate dipped strawberries and bacon roses do quite well! :)

post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by ericapraga View Post

I have never heard of bakers not being able to do chocolate dipped strawberries or bacon. That would limit some of my cakes! I assume because of the potential for microbial cross contamination between raw meat and baked products, but still, it seem silly.
 

 

And yes, chocolate dipped strawberries and bacon roses do quite well! :)


I guess it depends on what we're referring to as bakers.  It's pretty typical that only nonhazardous foods are allowed.  I don't know how accurate this is, but here's a link to what cottage food operations are allowed to sell in Pennsylvania http://cottagefoods.org/laws/usa/pennsylvania/

post #18 of 25

It may also depend on how your kitchen is clasiffied, and what you are registered as selling, at least within the city limits of Philadelphia. Outside, is a totally different story.
 

post #19 of 25
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I'm in Norfolk Va. The kitchen I use is my daughters restaurant that is also licensed to do catering. I will have to check with the city but I can't see how it would be a problem. Then again, it is the gov't. I am making both this weekend (actually starting the strawberries now) just to get an idea of the cost and labor. My friends and co-workers totally make out when I practice! I will post pics later but only if they turn out pretty! lol. And instead of drizzling different colored chocolates over them after dipped I am considering using RI...

post #20 of 25
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I posted the strawberries. I need more practice I think but  not bad for my first try. I considered taking some from the top and filling with enough buttercream to hold a blueberry in place.

 

Now, I don't want to waste that wine I used in the picture icon_wink.gif

post #21 of 25

In North Carolina for home base business you would not be able to do it. That stinks. They are so cool.  Put some maple syrup before baking. Or dip top into chocolate.

post #22 of 25
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I don't bake in my home. My office is located in my home but I am not even allowed to meet clients here. I can bring products here after prepping and packaging to hold for delivery.

 

I had thought of moving to NC after I retire because they do not tax military retirement....but I decided to stay here for baking and pastry school when I get out.

 

I bought some fake roses from the $ store. I am going to roll them, toothpick them, and bake. When they are done I am going to dip the bottom in chocolate and attach to the stem. Then stick them in a planter like cupcake bouquets...

 

The strawberries were delicious! I won't mind practicing those over and over! Toasted coconut was really good. Thinking crushed graham crackers and oreos next time

post #23 of 25

In NC you can bake cakes, cookies, breads and cupcakes out of you home no problem. but you have to have your cream cheese frosting tested for mosture content. you can not do cheese cakes or you can't put bacon on your cupcakes. But other wise it is ok. You can not have a catering business (food) out of your house. For a legit business. 

post #24 of 25
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They don't consider cakes food? lol. I always wonder about the logic behind the govt. So you can do Cream Cheese frosting but not cheesecake? Virginia seems to have CF laws too but my city (probably the only city in VA) does not allow it.

post #25 of 25

The only way you can do cream cheese frosting is having a very sweet frosting. Your recipe of 1 stick butter and 8oz cream cheese and 2 cups powered sugar is not going to fly. to much moisture. I thinks it has to only be 85% moisture. Guess they cant trust people to keep everything at the right temp. Like you dont know to keep a cheese cake in the frig after it is done. lol  I do a bacon maple french toast cc but I can not sell it with  the bacon on it. Because bacon is a meat. 

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