I Run a Little Cake Company and Get So Many Compliments
Hi there, your story is really inspirational! I run a little cake company and get so many compliments on the taste of them. I am constantly being asked to set up a retail outlet but the risk of opening a shop is too great at the moment.
I would like to start selling them mobile from my car which is a people carrier so I can set the boot up to look like a little shop front. I already have the packaging to pre-box slice the cup cakes individually showing them off nicely, so there would be no handling on site of the product unpackaged, which may cause hygiene concerns.
I would like to focus on industrial estates midweek and maybe Sunday footie matches or parks at weekends; where they could come and buy from me or I can go into their offices with a basket full of goodies for them to choose from (could I do this in the park?).
I have my hygiene cert but is there another licence I would need to sell cakes out of my car? Am I allowed to go onto these estates and sell my cakes or do I need permission?
Presumably, I can’t park up and start selling on a street without council permission? Any advice would be really gratefully received. I would eventually like to open a successful cafe selling my cakes.