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Our delectable layer cakes are produced with the help of our daughter “H” (abbreviated for privacy reasons) who helps with measuring and adding each ingredient in turn, mixing, and pouring into the prepared pans. Whenever a cake is sold, “H” then helps package it for distribution.
About the Product
No boxed cake mix or canned frosting used—totally from scratch!
Flat, Rosette, Coconut-Flake
In Arkansas, the sale of Cottage Foods does not require a permit or license from the Arkansas Department of Health ("ADH"). According to section 20-57-201 of the Arkansas Code, a “Cottage Food Production Operation” means a person who produces food items in the person’s home that are not potentially hazardous foods, including without limitation:
- Bakery products
- Fruit butter
- Chocolate-covered fruit and berries that are not cut
Food items that are considered "potentially hazardous" do not qualify as a Cottage Food and, therefore, do require a permit or license to sell from the ADH. These items include:
- Food items that must be kept refrigerated or hot to remain safe (Examples: cheesecakes, Tres Leches cakes, cream or cheese filled items, cream pies, meringue pies, custard pies, items containing meat, and cream cheese based frostings or fillings.)
- Food items made with splenda and similar sugar substitutes