Hello out there!
I am a cake designer looking into setting up a space to assemble and decorate wedding cakes. I was initially thinking of setting up the whole kitchen, convection oven, coolers, sink etc) I have decided that I don't need a store front, what I want is a small space that I can outfit with equipment and get the space certified. When I began my search I contacted a business/art community building and they said that they were not zoned for baking but I could potentially do my assembling and finishing there if I baked the cakes elsewhere. They have people working in chocolate and cheese doing this. Is this a possibility? Now I'm thinking it would be great if I can continue to do all me baking at the commercial (by the hour) bakery where I have been working then do the rest at a certified studio setup. Then I wouldn't need the ventilation or energy expense that comes with an oven. I think I would just need Fridge and freezer, three part sink, hand sink and work tables. If its even legal.. Any thoughts?