I hope that you are all doing well. I have been out of touch recently pursuing a new endeavor. As you may know I have been making cakes and cupcakes for a few years. I have been asked over and over again if I sell them commercially. I always brushed it off. I would often take a cake to an
event as my hostess gift. They routinely had polka dots in the middle of them and were finished with fondant. The time requirement to make these is huge....but well worth it.
This was my Easter cake from last year
As I was going to sleep I decided to do a bit of research. I knew that there were many rules and regulations around cooking in a residential kitchen and selling commercially. Interestingly enough, I found out that the previous January " the Cottage Food Bill" was enacted in California allowing some low risk foods to be made and distributed in this fashion. In early February I set a goal of opening my small, custom order cupcake business on March 1st. As there were many licenses and certifications to obtain, along with the normal hoops to jump through, it was not an easy process. But I did it!
Gateaux has been open just shy of two months. I am having a great time with it. Here are some of my creations for customers thus far.
Shamrocks for an Irish friend's birthday party
Shamrock confetti on lemon cupcakes with raspberry lemon frosting
Vanilla with salted caramel filling and sea salt flakes on top
Hand punched fondant confetti
Owls for my daughter's friend
Crab feed treats
Blue and green (my favorite color combo)
Last but certainly not least, the ones I am the most proud of...
Striped bows and polka dots for a baby shower
Thanks for visiting
I will keep you updated as Gateaux grows and I have new creations to share with you