Nope, I'm just trying to see what the "standard" is and if I've overlooked something. I would like to get my supply costs down and didn't know if there was something I was missing. I'm going to try to get licensed and something up and running in about a year or so. So saving money is important!
It is hard to find ways to save a few dollars. I had to get my tax permits and everything so I could shop wholesale. I can now get a 50# tub of hi ratio shortening for $29, 18# of meringue powder for $30, 50# of cake flour for $11 etc. from the bakery supply in Dallas. I am still trying to find a cheaper place to buy butter, but Costco so far has the lowest price. CK Products is definitely a great place for stuff. Good luck and let me know if I can help you out with anything!
The bakery I work for goes through Dawn Foods and Bakery Crafts for the cake kits. There are quite a few suppliers out there that are really good. Look for some references in the back of some cake books for some ideas if you like.
blittle6, what kind of license do you have? I have a vendor's license because I also sell wholesale wedding invitations. Would this type also "pass" as a food vendor and allow me to get discounted products? or do I need a special "food" license?
All you need in TX is a sales tax permit and to be incorporated. We formed a limited liability company then got our sales tax permit. We are looking for a commercial place so I can get my food license, but it has been difficult. I had to have the tax permit # for most of the places i signed up for.
well my hub works for walmart so i get a discount there which helps.. plus i go to sams club its great bc i shop on line and they pull all the stuff that i need and i get my hub to run in and pick it up..