Can You Sell Baked Goods Out Of Your Home?

First off, make sure it’s legal in your state to sell home-baked goods.

Although in many states you can sell your goods at holiday fairs or farmers markets, the home bakers we talked to exclusively did custom orders for individuals.

Do I need a permit to sell cakes from my home?

Permits and Regulations

You do not need a permit from the local health department to start a home-based food business in Texas. To run a cottage food business, you must follow the guidelines of the state cottage food law, which allows you to sell food only from the following locations: directly from your home.

Do I need a license to sell homemade food?

Registration, Permits and License Requirements

A number of states have some sort of requirement to register or obtain a Permit, or License. See table 2. Individuals, under most states rules may sell directly to other individuals, not businesses, such as restaurants or grocery stores.

While Cottage Food laws allow a person to legally bake and prepare certain foods in their home kitchens and sell them on a small scale, (typically at farmers markets and direct to other consumers), very few states allow them to sell to restaurants and grocery stores.

How do I start a bakery from home?

Baking Business Ideas

  • Bakery. If you want to start your own baking business, the most obvious choice would be to open a bakery where you can sell a variety of different creations.
  • Home Baking Business.
  • Online Treat Sales.
  • Wholesale Cookie Sales.
  • Pastry Chef Service.
  • Healthy Bake Shop.
  • Wedding Cake Creation.
  • Cake Decoration.