What frostings and fillings are allowed to be sold under the law?
All foods sold under the Texas Cottage Food Law must be non-potentially hazardous. But it's almost impossible to be sure that a frosting or filling is non-potentially hazardous without having it tested by a professional food testing lab. That's why we had 24 different recipes tested by Food Safety Net Services, and we are offering the recipes and test results in our new ebook: Come and Bake It: A brief history of the Texas Cottage Food Law, and 24 lab-tested recipes, available for purchase for only $8.99.
Can I sell a cake with Italian Meringue Buttercream?
Can I use Cream Cheese Frosting?
Can I sell Cream Cheese Kolaches?
Can I sell German Chocolate cakes with Coconut Pecan Frosting?
The answer to these questions is in Come and Bake It: A brief history of the Texas Cottage Food Law and 24 lab-tested recipes.
You'll get a brief history of how the Texas Cottage Food Law came into existence, a quick primer on the definition of "potentially hazardous food", 14 non-potentially hazardous recipes and 10 potentially hazardous recipes, including:
Cream Cheese Frosting
Swiss Meringue Buttercream
Italian Meringue Buttercream
7 Minute Frosting
Cooked Flour Frosting
Coconut Pecan Frosting
...plus something shocking you never knew about banana bread.
.... and more!
Why include the potentially hazardous recipes if we can't sell them? We believe there is value in knowing which recipes test as potentially hazardous, even if you aren't allowed to sell them.
* Recipes not tested or endorsed by DSHS. Reported test results are not guaranteed and may vary from your actual experience. All information provided herein is as is, with all faults, and without any warranties, whether express or implied.