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So I've been baking & making cupcakes& cakes for 4yrs but never thought of selling or baking for other ppl just my family & friends but as years went i saw how i have a juge passion to make & decorate the cakes..so i made this cupcakes & cakes for my little brother birthday ive been doing it for the past 4 yrs all kinds of decorations but now ppl are asking me to make them cakes any kind or cartoon character but whats the prices on them like right now i need to do a Jocker & Harley Cake i dont even know how to start from i need help alot...im new at this im taking courses for decorating cupcakes & cakes...
post #2 of 6
If you want to sell cakes from your home then you need some sort of food certification course, contact your local health department/cottage food and see if you can do it legally from home and much more. You have to pay taxes, get insurance, I could go on and on.

Something that took me a while to even realize:
Disney, Pixar, etc. you need permission to recreate other people's characters for profit.

Unfortunately, it's not that simple to just decide to start selling cakes from home. There are LOTS of forums on here about getting started but you should make sure it's legal first.
post #3 of 6
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what your serious iv never heard about that here i know alot of ppl that sell their cakes from home...this is the 1st time i hear about this
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Originally Posted by Misstang View Post

what your serious iv never heard about that here i know alot of ppl that sell their cakes from home...this is the 1st time i hear about this

Yep, in my state it is illegal unless you have a separate kitchen from your home kitchen. I do! 

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.
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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.
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post #5 of 6
OP, I see that you're from Texas. You do have Cottage Food Law. Research on that, contact your Dept. of Health. And while you're at it, research pricing and copyright laws too.
post #6 of 6
I'm in Houston and operate under the cottage food law. If you google "Texas cottage food law" there's a LOVELY website what details all that's involved. I would encourage you to establish a business plan and treat this like a business. It's not just bake a cake and sell.(not that you thought that)
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