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Selling Your Homemade Baked Goods is Not That Easy

Selling Your Homemade Baked Goods is Not That Easy

Let's say you're a really good home baker, so good that all your friends want what you're making and insist on paying you for those cakes or pies or cookies.

In a whole bunch of states, from Rhode Island to California, that wouldn't be a terrible problem. In Connecticut, you'd be breaking the law.

You might well get a call from a Connecticut health or consumer protection official, warning that the only place baked goods can legally be made here is in a state-licensed-and-inspected commercial kitchen.

That's what happened to Diana Gomez a couple of years ago. Today, she's one of a growing cadre of home bakers and sympathetic lawmakers looking to bring Connecticut's food...