How to start a cake business from home in canada - If there are, you may need to get a permit from the city to operate a business from your home, but the city or county cannot deny you a permit as long as your business complies with local applicable laws, such as restrictions on the amount of noise and traffic that your business can generate in a residential zone (or whatever zone you live in), or other such laws that may apply to a home occupation. As far as the california homemade food act is concerned, you can sell your products at farmers markets and other markets and fairs, from your own home, at special events and pretty much anywhere in the state of california as long as you or your employee are selling the product directly to the consumer (see the beginning of this faq about the issues regarding geographic restrictions on sales). Another interpretation of the law is that cottage food producers can use mail services for delivery because the california health and safety code does not say anything suggesting that the mail would not be an appropriate way to deliver a cottage food product, and the list of ways that cottage foods can be sold within california is very open-ended. Some kitchens will require inspections, depending on your license: thanks to christina oatfield for pointing out only for class b licenses (selling indirectly to third parties, not consumers) will a home inspection be required, unless the local health department has suspicions (see: do i need to have my kitchen inspected?
Cottage Food Operator permits allow cake decorators (or anyone in the food industry) to bake and sell their items from their home.