Not Your Ordinary Cakes
A Texas Cottage Food Bakery
Established in 2014.
Once upon a time ( 5 years ago), in a far away land ( Round Rock, TX), a mother ( that's me) was asked to bake a Birthday cake for one of her children. This cake was like no other ( Mario Kart cake) and was the highlight of the boys birthday party. It was this cake that gave her the magic power of creating custom edible art in the form of cakes. From that day on, she was known as "The Cake Lady" and would be sought by people all over the neighboring lands ( Cedar Park/ Austin Area's). And that is when Not Your Ordinary Cakes was born. Over the years I have created hundreds of custom cakes for friends, family and clients. It wasn't until January of 2014 that I made my business official. Stepping over the threshold of hobby to business.
Not Your Ordinary Cakes is run out of my home and does not have a store front or a comercial kitchen. I do howerever have a decorating room set up in a seperate room. I am in compliance with the Texas Cottage Food Law and as such have completed my Food handlers Food safety training and Safe Food handling for Cottage Food Operators.
I would love the opportunity to take your interests and ideas, and turn them into a cake for your special occasion.
What is the Texas Cottage Food Law?
SB 81 was signed into law by Governor Rick Perry on June 17, 2011, and the law was expanded in 2013 by HB 970. These laws are commonly refered to as the Texas Cottage Food Laws. These laws made it legal to sell some homemade food items, such as cakes and cookies.
Prior to 2011, in Texas, selling any food from your home kitchen made you an illegal "food establishment" in the eyes of DSHS, even if you operated on a very small scale selling low-risk foods like baked goods. You could not legally sell homemade food.
Per the Texas Cottage Food Laws, our bakery is not required to apply for Food Operation Permit in most instances and the bakery is not subject to regular inspections by the local health department. However, all employees must complete Food Handlers Food Safety Training and Safe Food Handling for Cottage Food Operators training.
If you would like to know more about the Texas Cottage Food Laws, please visit texascottagefoodlaw.com.