No celebration is complete without a cake. It is is inevitable on any of the following occasions:
- Bridal or baby shower
- Engagement party
Though a cake’s taste is undoubtedly very important, bakers and event planners are often more interested in how it looks. A big part of its presentation is the packaging and cake label that can give important additional information about the cake and its makers.
According to the U.S. labeling regulations, all food sold to customers must be packaged and labeled, but exemptions are possible for small businesses who specialize in making and selling wedding cakes, cakes for restaurants, etc. However, even if you are exempt from having to label your product, you still must have the ingredients information ready to show at a customer’s request.
Cottage Food Labeling Regulations
Home based cake businesses are required to follow their state’s regulations on cottage food labeling. Each state has its own regulations, but all of them require cake labels to include the following:
- Product name
- Manufacturer’s name and address
- Net weight in US and metric measures
- List of ingredients in order of predominance by weight
- A sentence stating that the product is home produced
If you use a cake mix for your cake product, you must state that in the list of ingredients, and list all the mix ingredients in parenthesis.
Cake manufacturers who make no health claims (such as “low sugar” or “organic”) don’t need to include a nutrition facts label on their cake packaging, but they still need to label their product with information about the manufacturer, net weight and ingredients.
How to Get Perfect Cake Labels
To learn more about safe and quality food labeling, you can talk to Food Packaging Label Pros and get information on how to emphasize what’s unique and desirable about your cake product using a cake label. Our design and printing team will provide you with high-quality, attractive labels that will meet your requirements: transparent or in vibrant colors, standard or die-cut into a desired shape, with the right message to your customers.
Our cake labels can be purchased custom made, pre-printed or blank (if you wish to print on them at home). They can be used not only for cakes, but also for cupcakes, buns, muffins, pies, chocolate treats and other types of dessert.