Cake Decorator Jobs

Cake Decorator Overview

Cake decorator jobs require many of the same skills and abilities that bakers have. Cake decorators are responsible for decorating the cakes needed for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and other special occasions. While some bakers work in grocery stores, others work for specialty cake shops and bakeries. Some cake decorators also run their own businesses and decorate cakes from home or from a dedicated shop. They talk with clients about what type of decorations they want on their finished cakes, and they decorate those cakes with frosting and edible and inedible decorations. Cake decorators also typically have the skills necessary to work as bakers, cooks and pastry chefs.

Cake Decorator Education Requirements

Bakers typically work late at night and early in the day when the shop is free from customers, but cake decorators can work throughout the day. Though some decorators receive formal training from a college or culinary institute, other decorators learn on the job or when they apprentice with a trained baker or decorator. Though they do not need formal training, they do need to know how to use pastry brushes and bags. They also need to know how to use different tips to create different decorations, how to work with fondant and frosting and how to add decorations without damaging the structure of the cake. Strong customer service skills are also necessary for the position.

Cake Decorator Job Market

According to statistics, the number of cake decorator jobs available in the future will increase at a rate of 6 percent, which is slower than the rate of growth in other fields. There were 167,700 bakers working across the country in 2012, and by 2022, there will be 9,400 new baking jobs available. While not all decorators have experience baking or enjoy working as bakers, the demand for workers capable of performing two or more jobs will increase in future years. Many bakeries only hire decorators who can also create cakes and other desserts for customers.

Cake Decorator Salary

Cake decorators make an average wage of $8 to $15 per hour. Some bakeries allow decorators to accept tips from customers happy with their finished cakes.

17 Cake Decorator jobs found on Monster.

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Grandma's Bakery in White Bear Lake, MN has immediate openings for a Full Time entry level and skilled cake decorators. The entry level candidate should be able to ice and decorate a basic buttercream cake. At least 3 years minimum professional experience required for the skilled decorator. Day time hours, Tuesday thru Saturday. This position will include cake set up, cupcake and cookie decorating...
LATROBE, 15650
Baker & Cake Decorator Must have experience. Latrobe. Call 724-961-6453...
Cold Stone Creamery is now now accepting applications for the position of CAKE DECORATOR Applicant must have cake decorating abilities (to include building the cakes) Part Time 12-20 hours a week approximate. . Apply at: COLD STONE CREAMERY 4706 Utica Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA, 52807...
Cake Decorator Seeking a highly qualified, motivated cake decorator for a full-time position. Must have at least two years buttercream cake decorating experience in a professional food service, pastry, or bakery environment, producing specialty cakes, and custom cookies. Must be production-oriented, with speed and efficiency as the focus of work performance. Only skilled, professional cake decorat...
Lomac Associates Albany, NY
Cake Decorator Albany, New York Food Broker looking for cake decorator with baking skills. Must be willing to travel to local retail stores to train their cake decorators on company programs. Some overnight travel. Computer skills (word/excel) Required. Must be personable and able to work/communicate well. Previous bakery experience helpful. Competitive salary, expenses. Send resume to carenb@loma...
CAKE DECORATOR Experienced, apply in person at Dairy Queen, 3710 Peach St....
Company Confidential Bentonville, AR
We are a commercial supplier of creative cake designs and decorations to retail bakeries. We're looking to add to our growing team!!! We need an experienced full time cake decorator/designer. You will work in our showroom with our creative, marketing and sales departments to create sample cakes for our corporate customers ( Wal-Mart, Target). Must have neat & clean appearance, and the ability to w...
Built in 2004, The Waterview is a large, upscale banquet facility located in Fairfield County, CT. We have been hosting weddings and other elegant events for 10 years. Our kitchen facilities are modern, spacious, and well equipped. We can host two events at a time, and during our busy season, we typically host eight events every weekend. We have an opening for an experienced Cake Decorator to join...
Gigi's Cupcakes The Woodlands, TX
GIGI’S CUPCAKES Is currently looking to fill the position of Cake Decorator at our Woodlands location: The applicant must be able to: Torte Stack Ganache Piping Work Clean Frost Work fast and efficiently Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must be able to work Bakers’ hours Must have experience in Fondant and Buttercream Please send Resume and Portfolio to: ***** or Apply direct to: 47...
Cake decorator - experienced - needed for high-volume bakery in Ridgefield Park, NJ. MUST have knowledge in PIPING, Fondant Sculpting, and Buttercream Icing. Salary up to 50k + benefits, if qualified. Call Jerry (973) 303-0060 or Paul (973) 885-9191 directly or at the office at (201) 641-1654 Jerry: ***** Paul: ***** CALL TO SET UP AN INTERVIEW...
Because you have a passion for people, you'll love working at Publix! We're in the business of pleasing people and our associates are so engaged with our customers that Publix is the industry leader in customer satisfaction. Their engaging personalities are also one reason that, for 15 consecutive years, Publix has been honored as one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Bring Y...
No experience necessary. Will train. Day hours available. Email resume to: ***** Posting provided by:...
Decorates cakes and pastries with designs, figures, letters, flowers, etc., using icing bag or paper cone. Interacts with customers to determine needs, then designs product to conform with agreed upon requirements. Job Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent desirable. At least 1years experience as a bakery clerk. % of Travel Required : 0-10%...
Company Confidential Atlanta, GA, 30317
Job Purpose: Design and decorate baked goods in accordance to industry standards or customer specifications. Duties: * Decorates baked goods to customer specifications, using buttercream and/or fondant. * Designs decorative elements for presentation of baked goods. * Prepares icings using flavors and colors as required. * Maintains quality of final product by adhering to quality controls and inven...
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You can expect a lot from working at Target. An inclusive, enthusiastic team. A company focused on community. A brand that puts guests first. And the fun and flexibility of a job that works for you. Target is currently hiring for the following Team Member positions. Merchandise Flow Cake Decorator Deli Presentation Price Accuracy Service Desk Backroom Sales Floor Team Member Deliver fast, fun and...
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