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post #16 of 60

The laws vary WIDELY from state to state, so you have to comply with where you are located. It doesn't seem fair that some states are very restrictive and others are not, but that's how it works. I try to not focus on all the "illegal" people around me and concentrate more on producing a better product. It gets me in a really foul mood if I think about it too much, so I'm just trying to make myself better! I don't google/fb search other businesses for that reason! icon_wink.gif

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post #17 of 60

I'm with sixinarow I don't want those customers and really neither do you. She is doing you a favor because they are gonna order from her. That clientele will never buy your cakes. Really they won't, because they think her cake on her dryer is fine. YUCK Plus I hate those kinds of cakes anyhow..lol I want wedding cake business and I guarantee they wouldn't call her with their wedding cake on her dryer.

Here in Tx we only have to have a food handlers permit. I however wish it was stricter and we could get our kitchen inspected. We can't however, I even called. So there can be frustration the other way too.

post #18 of 60
CF laws in MD don't allow you to sell person to person. Only at a farmers market. Unless you are on an actual farm. Then you can sell from any venue. So it does vary significantly state to state.
post #19 of 60

Yep, in KY we have to a completely separate kitchen, with grease trap. I am right by Ohio, which lets everyone sell cake, and there are tons of people selling on Craigslist. My prices are at least 3 times higher than most. So is my skill, for the most part. I kills me when I see talented people sell for nothing.

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post #20 of 60

My city was discussing allowing home bakers...they were wanting to impose the separate kitchen rule too. Not sure if they are still in talks. If they do allow it my roomie is getting the boot and her room is becoming a kitchen! lol. That would be so convenient

post #21 of 60
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I just went on CL and looked. I just can't believe how many people will buy food from an uninspected kitchen without any qualms....Of course I can't look at the post and tell who has a license and who doesn't but I am guessing most don't.


Where do I look on Craigslist? Under what category?

post #22 of 60

services then search cake

post #23 of 60
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services then search cake


Oh, thanks.

post #24 of 60
There are several people in my town selling cakes and other foods illegally. Just yesterday, a friend of mine on FB said she was going to sell a few loaves of bread to someone. She *just* learned how to make bread like a month ago. Now she's in business??
Or the culinary school graduate selling cakes (not spectacularly done) for $1/serving. Oh, there is another one that takes the cake (pun intended) ... Oreos. She decorated a couple cakes with Oreo cookies and misspelled words on her very poorly executed cakes. I would show you, but that's just mean & nasty.
post #25 of 60
Thankfully, cakers haven't started using Craigslist much for selling food in my area. Facebook is stupid with new cake pages though.
post #26 of 60
How do I find new cake pages?
post #27 of 60

I just want to remind anyone who has anything mean or nasty to say about someone's cake, you can come sit by me ;-) 

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post #28 of 60
Just google it. Type in cake (your city) Facebook.
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post #29 of 60
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I just want to remind anyone who has anything mean or nasty to say about someone's cake, you can come sit by me icon_wink.gif 
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post #30 of 60
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The laws vary WIDELY from state to state, so you have to comply with where you are located. It doesn't seem fair that some states are very restrictive and others are not, but that's how it works. I try to not focus on all the "illegal" people around me and concentrate more on producing a better product. It gets me in a really foul mood if I think about it too much, so I'm just trying to make myself better! I don't google/fb search other businesses for that reason! icon_wink.gif

Yes, your right! When I first started I would check out others around me-mainly because I thought that's how I would learn about pricing, luckily I found this site! So I try to just focus on being better at what I do. And I know I don't want that type of clientele anyway! I just stumbled onto to her page in one of the 'yard sale' type groups via FB.

Thank you all for your input on my mini pitty party lol it just gets frustrating because they do 'spring up' all the time, but I suppose they won't be in 'business' for that long, going about it that way. Jason, she's actually in a different State, which borders mine it's about 15-20min away but yes they still have restrictions and I doubt she follows them or knows much about cross-contamination let alone ServSafe/Proper Food Handeling. I never thought to contact the Health Department. It seems a bit petty, but perhaps it's due to ignorance?! I worked in the food industry for years so (from large restaraunts to small in all different aspects) most of it seems like second nature to me.
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