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what can/cannot be added/used in cakes?

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    I want to sell cupcakes and cakes that I bake in my home in MN. Can I sell them to people. I know the cottage law changed in MN in 2015 and says you can make up to $18000/yr. But I’m not sure if I need some kind of license to do so. What if I use a cream cheese frosting?


    David Crabill

    Deb, yes you can sell your cakes and yes, you need to register with the ag dept, and there are a number of other requirements, which you can read through on this page:

    If you want to use cream cheese frosting, then you can’t run your business from home.



    I want to sell cakes with fondant, but i want to put on chocolat ganache (sugar,chocolat and cream) . I can sell from home these kind of cakes?


    David Crabill

    Alex, it depends on where you live, but many states will not allow ganache, since it contains cream.



    What about inedible decorations.

    For instance

    Metallic powders
    I’ve heard people say to tell the customer to peel the fondant off of cakes when you use metallics powders. Is that sufficient?

    Wires, posts, wire tape, and other nonedibles that may be in direct contact with the cake. What guidelines are there for those types of items?



    Also, since I cannot rent an outside kitchen, can I buy pre made icing, filling, and cakes, as long as they don’t need refrigeration?


    David Crabill

    You can buy premade items and use them, as long as those items would be allowed if you made them. For instance, if Colorado doesn’t allow frostings that contain dairy, then you couldn’t use a commercially-produced frosting that contains dairy, even if it doesn’t require refrigeration. At least that is my understanding… perhaps the health dept would allow more commercially-produced items if asked.

    You will have to contact the health dept about inedible decorations, but I think that most decorations that are obviously inedible would be fine. I’m not so sure about metallic powders though. You will want to make sure that decorations are properly sanitized before putting them on or in a cake.


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    I am new to the CFO. All of my baked items are vegan. Can I use buttercream? It has no eggs or dairy in it?

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