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.
Is it legal to cook food at home and sell it?
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.