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Selling Homemade Desserts for 17 Years with Lauren Cortesi

Podcast Episode #2

What is it like to run a home bakery for 17 years? That is what Lauren Cortesi shares with us on this episode.

Lauren lives in Pennsylvania and started Bella’s Desserts in 2003. In addition to running her cottage food business, she occasionally teaches classes on starting a home baking business.

Lauren talks about the ups and downs of being a home baker, how a famous baker transformed her business, and why she has never wanted to open a brick and mortar bakery.

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Bella’s Desserts

Bella’s Desserts is an artisanal bakery located in Chester County, Pennsylvania since 2002. We offer sweet and buttery, vegan, gluten free, and dairy free cakes and desserts, not found in our area! Pennsylvania cake designer, Lauren Cortesi offers custom wedding cakes, special occasion cakes for birthdays, religious cakes for Bar or Bat Mitzvah’s, Baptism, 1st Communion, […]

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is a bit different than other states in that it doesn’t have laws specific to cottage food operations, but the Department of Agriculture simply allows “limited food establishments” that meet specific guidelines. The application process is lengthy, but limited food establishments have a lot of flexibility once they’re setup. Unlike other states, in Pennsylvania, there are many similarities between the […]

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