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Taking Better Pictures

Taking Better Pictures By Grace Natoli So you just made this awesome cake and you want to share it with the world but you need a photo of it…As much as I would love for you to call in a professional food photographer (me to be exact), that is not always possible. So here are a few quick tips to get you started. To me, it’s all about the light, and natural light is the best way to go We are going to give you some tips to take a nice picture of your beautiful home-baked item. And let me…
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Cottage Food Laws

In the past couple of years, there have been lots of talks, discussions, articles, blogs websites and books dealing with Cottage Food Laws and how to start a Cottage Food Business. With that said, I’m assuming that most everyone is familiar with Cottage Food Laws, what they represent and how they work. But, just in case you haven’t been keeping up, here’s a brief description:             Cottage Food Laws (sometimes referred to as Home-Food Processing Rules, Cottage Food Rules or Baker’s Bills) govern baking/food preparation businesses that are operated from the home kitchen. Cottage Food Laws allow a person to…
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Commercial Kitchens

By DougMarranci The last few years have brought about a revival in small business ownership. In particular, baking and cooking enthusiasts have hatched businesses from their own kitchens. Unfortunately, they mayfind their aspirations dashed by the Cottage Food Law, which prohibits entrepreneurs in some states from selling homemade goods. In an effort to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit of small business owners while enforcing the letter of the law, commercial kitchens have become a popular alternative to cooking from home. If you are looking to build a business on your culinary talent, a commercial kitchen may be the best place to…
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Artist Spotlight

Richard’s Cakes

Richard's Cakes, Manchester, England The team at Richard's Cakes has harnessed the power of the Internet to create an international following, amassing over 34,000 Facebook "likes" in just the past year. With the addition of local classes and Internet-based video tutorials, Richard and his colleagues have succeeded in establishing a baking community that allows them to share their insight and bake and decorate creative, beautiful cakes. Richard kindly agreed to speak with us about his journey and provide some tips for up and coming bakers. Richard opened his first shop with the help of a grant from the Prince's Trust.…
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How did you get started?

In an effort to get to know all of you a little better we started a “tagging” game on Facebook yesterday, I’ve spent the last few hours jumping from page to page to read your aw inspiring stories, and quickly realized that your stories are so fascinating that we simply have to compile them and share. With that being said our developer (who just so happens to be my little sister) quickly came up with a place on our website named – My Cake Story. Please join our family and share your story with us. Here is the question that…
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Make Art and Eat It Too – Icing Images Will Unveil New Edible Decorating Products

Exciting new products from Icing Images will be seen on The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television on November 29th at , Virginia (PRWEB) November 27, 2012 New edible decorating products from Icing Images that will put the ease into decorating treats for the holidays and beyond, will be seen for the first time on America' (more…)
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Can California’s New Law Start A Small Food Business Revolution?

Cottage food laws--which make it legal to sell food you made at home--aren’t actually a new thing. But the passage of a landmark bill in California could lead the rest of the nation toward small batch, artisanal cooking companies run out of people’s home (more…)
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Can California’s New Law Start A Small Food Business Revolution?

Cottage food laws--which make it legal to sell food you made at home--aren’t actually a new thing. But the passage of a landmark bill in California could lead the rest of the nation toward small batch, artisanal cooking companies run out of people’s home (more…)
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Win a Brand New Kitchen Including New Kitchen Countertops from Granite Transformations at Canada’s Baking and Sweets …

Granite Transformations is Toronto’s kitchen countertops expert. The company is excited to announce that they are sponsoring Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show , Ontario (PRWEB) August 18, 2012 Granite Transformations, Toronto’s kitchen countertops expert is pleased to announce that they are sponsoring Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show (more…)
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Win a Brand New Kitchen Including New Kitchen Countertops from Granite Transformations at Canada’s Baking and Sweets …

Granite Transformations is Toronto’s kitchen countertops expert. The company is excited to announce that they are sponsoring Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show , Ontario (PRWEB) August 18, 2012 Granite Transformations, Toronto’s kitchen countertops expert is pleased to announce that they are sponsoring Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show (more…)
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Your Cottage Food Law…Working? Not Working?

With more than half the states having signed legislation for Cottage Food Laws, several states with Restricted Home Food Processing, a couple of states with Pending Legislation and a few states with Cottage-Food-Law Petitions, there are only a few states remaining with no Cottage Food Laws or any type of  home-baking allowances. Sounds like we’re making great progress!  We’re getting there!  Or, are we?  With any new product, service or – in this case – new law the most important opinions come from the people who will ultimately make use of the product, service or ; When it comes to…
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Box Macaron Mix? (Misspelled & a “Miss,” Not a Hit)

Let me preface this by saying that I REALLY wanted this to ; (A) Because I know quite a number of people who have struggled with making macarons from scratch, so I thought this could be something I could suggest as an alternative, and (B) I love this brand so much so that I couldn’t bear to name & shame them (You’ll notice I covered the brand name in the first image below).  But, I should have known from the misspelling of MACARON on the box (c’mon peeps – macaroons are the coconut desserts, macarons are the French almond meringue…
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Strawberry Marshallows! (With Fresh Strawberry Puree)…

Those who know me know I have a "thing" for ; I LOVE IT! Seriously, I'll put it on, or in, or around, anything and everything!  I've done homemade versions of marvelous marshmallow in all its guises: for piping, for frosting, for filling, for toasting, for eating, and/or for licking (always!)  Super-dope Strawberry Marshmallows! (more…)
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