Originally Posted by jason_kraft
Of course the flip side to making licensing too easy is it erases barriers to entry, so people can set up shop legally without having to stop to think about pricing that makes sense.
Yep, and next time around if there's a movement to require home kitchens to be inspected and licensed here, I will consider supporting it.
Originally Posted by kikiandkyle
I'm also in Texas but I moved here from Illinois where I couldn't even think about baking from home unless it was for a farmers market. I've been giving away cakes while getting ready to start things more professionally, it's just not worth the risk for a couple of dollars profit.
There are so many cheap home bakers here though, I recently left a Facebook group because the constant posts about how they needed to give away their cakes for pennies to get business were driving me crazy.
What a coincidence, same here but it was some time ago. They had this leader person that they all worshiped and she hated my guts. Right after I'd post my price on a cake price question, she'd be sure and post something significantly less. Otherwise she ignored those threads - she was trying to protect her flock from my silly, crazy pricing help. On the other hand, she'd repeat things I said and take credit - a real piece of work. As far as I know, I was the only professional in the group. At the end, I was so tired of casting my pearls before, well, not swine, it was more like the unappreciative.