I'm new to posting, but I've been a fan/avid reader of CC for quite some time!
I live in New Jersey, where it is illegal to sell cakes/cookies/etc from home. I know this, and I'm not actively seeking business under the table. My past projects have been given away for free because they've been small and for close friends.
HOWEVER, I have a family friend who wants to me cater her wedding reception. It's 3 weeks away, and she can't find a "professional" who will do it on such short notice. I'm happy to do the order, but it's a huge table spread with a full size cake for 75+ people. I'm not doing it for free. It's going to take WAAAYYY too much time, on top of me working and going to school full time!
My question is, can I charge her if I make the products in her home (where the reception is being held)? Would that get around the "no selling food from home" laws in NJ?
I'd love to hear your thoughts and advice!!