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  • Hand made Cupcakes, just need a fair!!

    Hello

    I have been making cupcakes for a while now and would like to sell them.

    If possible could someone please give me some advice firstly on how to go about this and also where i could go (fair wise) to sell them

    Thank you so much for any help

    Kim

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    Some craft fairs are classed as craft and gift fairs and I think there are even some craft, food, gift and plant fairs so it's just a question of looking for them really. Have a search on google or something for events in your local area or even school fairs.

    Hope this helps and good luck.

    Michelle
    www.countydurhamcraftfairs.co.uk

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    • #3
      You may have already looked into this, but if you're selling food to the public, you'll need some sort of certification. I'm no expert, but I would've thought at the very least a food hygiene certificate. Some of the larger organisers would probably be willing to advise you.

      I think cupcakes will go down very well at most craft fairs. Just don't set up next to me please because I'd probably eat all your stock.
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      • #4
        Thank you for your response, I had a feeling i would need a hygiene certificate so i took a course at the weekend and have passed so fingers crossed that that done for now.

        I really hope to find a few craft fairs etc to sell at, cooking is a real passion for me.

        If you want to buy my cakes from me im more than will to be pitched next to you!!!

        kim

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        • #5
          You dont say what part of the country you are looking to sell your cakes????
          Diane
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          • #6
            Hello

            Sorry that would be handy wouldnt it!!!!

            im based in the bedfordshire region but would be willing to go to Herts, Beds, Bucks, Essex areas to be honest.

            Thanks
            Kim

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kimshadow View Post
              Hello

              Sorry that would be handy wouldnt it!!!!

              im based in the bedfordshire region but would be willing to go to Herts, Beds, Bucks, Essex areas to be honest.

              Thanks
              Kim
              I'm so glad you're in Bedfordshire. Far too far for me to stalk you and your cupcakes. My waistline will be grateful!!!

              Although I would've happily been your sampler/quality control person!!!

              Good luck - I think you should do well!!
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              • #8
                Have you looked at the possibility of selling at a farmer's market?
                Liz
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                • #9
                  Hi Kim

                  I can't help but wanted to wish you lots of luck, I would imagine you will do very well, I know I certainly would buy cupcakes, you have made me peckish just thinking about them.

                  Kim xx
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                  • #10
                    Hi Kim

                    You'll need to get registered with your local council as a food premises before you start (I think it's 28 days before you start trading) they'll either send you a form to fill in , or come round and inspect your kitchen. Different councils have different requirements, but give your local Evironmental Health people a call and they;ll tell you what you need!

                    Beckie
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                    • #11
                      Farmers markets are a good place for cakes and choccies... food and flower markets, school fetes and church events too.
                      Sarah

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                      • #12
                        Try checking in with your local council markets/events department as they may hold varied events for you to go too. I know that I am always looking for something different for our events.

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                        • #13
                          Cupcakes

                          Sounds good and I don't want to pour cold water on it, but I agree with an earlier post - my understanding is that you have to have a certificate from your council to be able to prepare food and sell it, and depending on how fussy (i.e you could find it tricky if your kitchen is accessible by animals / isn't stainless steel / doesn't have temperature controlled fridges etc etc i.e. most of the things a commercial kitchen needs). And you must look at insurance as you don't want to have someone going after you for food poisoning.
                          The WI get away with it but that's because they're classed as a club I think rather than commercial, which you won't be able to claim if you're selling from a stall.
                          Anyway you can find the details on the DEFRA website under food safety. It's the 1990 food safety act and the 1995 food safety regulations.

                          Sorry about that but I'm sure it'll be worth it....
                          Last edited by greenweeds; 16-06-2009, 08:10 PM.
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