Colorado Cottage Foods Act and Allergen Info
Goblin' City Bakery is primarily run out of a home kitchen located in Thornton, CO. We are required to have a current Food Handlers certificate by the State of Colorado. Please feel free to read all about the Colorado Cottage Foods Act HERE
We currently offer some Sugar Free, Gluten Free, and Vegan products but we are required by the Colorado Cottage Foods Act to inform you of this...
"OUR PRODUCTS ARE PRODUCED IN A HOME KITCHEN THAT IS NOT SUBJECT TO STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT LICENSURE OR INSPECTION AND THAT MAY ALSO PROCESS COMMON FOOD ALLERGENS SUCH AS TREE NUTS, PEANUTS, EGGS, SOY, WHEAT, MILK, FISH, AND CRUSTACEAN SHELLFISH".
Although we do utilize machinery that has come in contact with wheat, sugar, nuts, dairy products and eggs we take every precaution possible when we have a request for an allergen free product. We make sure our machinery is thoroughly sterilized, we use separate bowls/utensils and even have a separate fridge to prevent cross-contamination. In the future when we have our own retail bakery we plan to have a separate work area dedicated to our allergen free products.
Hi I'm Jordyn Rodden, owner of Goblin' City Bakery. Baking and creating edible works of art is my passion and I hope you enjoy my website dedicated to all my creations! Here is all the info about me and how Goblin' City Bakery came into existance.
While I was in college studying film and video I was super fortunate to have an internship with The Food Network working as a video transcriber on a show called "Food Network Challenge". It was a cake competition show and the footage for these competitions covered every single detail of every single cake from start to finish. My job was to type out everything the competitors were saying so that the writers could form the actual show to be aired. Little did I know, I was witnessing things that even culinary students may never have the opportunity to see! I absorbed it like a sponge and basically got a second education watching these pastry chefs work, most of which are now Food Network celebrities.
Eventually I started doing cakes at home for my family & friends. As I began to get really good at it, one of my friends told me that I had found my calling and really needed to do this for a living. I decided to put my name out there, build a website and put up pictures of the few cakes I had already done (the eyeball cake was one of them). Low and behold people were actually interested! I couldn't afford a retail shop so rented a cheap commercial kitchen space and started taking orders.
Now for a name..."Jordyn's Creations" just wasn't cutting it for me. I wanted something different, something that captured my personality and passion. Jim Henson has always been a huge influence and mentor in my life. The Muppets were my favorite characters when I was a kid. In my teens, movies like "The Dark Crystal" and "Labyrinth" are what pushed me toward film school in the first place. That raw imagination inspiried me every day of my life and so my bakery needed to be a reflection of that. I must have watched Labyrinth a million times! So Goblin' City Bakery was born, an homage to my favorite move and the man himself...Jim Henson.
Now, I have been decorating cakes since 2009 and am currently operating my business out of my home kitchen. Fortunately for myself and other aspiring bakers Colorado passed a law in 2012 called "The Colorado Cottage Foods Act" which allows us to make delicious goodies out of our home kitchens. I am still required to have the same food handlers certification required for retail restaurants and I am also required to abide by all food safety regulations. If you would like to read more about it click HERE.
Thanks for reading my bio! Now lets get back to baking!