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.
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Darrenkamp's Market continues to be a reputable leader in providing our customers with quality products and excellent customer service. We are currently looking to hire a Part-Time Cake Decorator for our Willow Valley location. This position is responsible for decorating cakes and other baked goods to Darrenkamp's standards. The hours for this position are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday - 10:00 a...
Cake DECORATOR - Das Dutchman Essenhaus, Middlebury, IN, has an immediate opening for a part-time cake decorator, 25-30 hours/week. Will be responsible for creating custom cakes for all occasions per customer specifications, decorating cakes for retail sale in our bakery, and side baking. Must be experienced with buttercream frosting. We offer health, dental & vision insurance, 401(k) plans, emplo...
Meijer is a leading Supercenter located in five states throughout the Midwest, with over 200 stores and more than 60,000 employees. Our Midwest geography includes corporate offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and stores, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities throughout Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. As a multi-billion dollar retailer, Meijer is ranked as th...
Company Confidential Hauppauge, NY, 11788
We are currently looking for Full-Time Bakers and Cake Decorators. We offer competitive wages, and benefits with Local 338 position. Part-time positions are also available. Major Responsibilites: Bake product Prepare product for baking Operate bakery machinery and bread mixers Mix ingredients to formulate our Own recipes Cake Decorators must have proven skills in cake decorating Minimum Req...
The Kenny Family ShopRites of Delaware are looking for an Experienced Cake Decorator to work in our Bakery Department. Candidates must have prior cake decorating experience, and be comfortable icing/decorating various size and style cakes. These can include everything from sheet cakes to wedding cakes. They must also be able to work in a high volume environment. Please submit salary requirements...
No experience necessary. Will train. Day hours available. Apply in person at 1243 Division St, Morris or Email resume to: ***** Posting provided by:...
NOW HIRING! Vons has immediate openings for: Bakers and Cake Decorators ***Professional Experience Preferred*** At the following location(s): 33644 Yucaipa Blvd, Yucaipa CA 92399 481 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 78-271 State Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253 To apply visit www.CareersAtSafeway.com: Select - Store Positions Select - Minimum Age Use the Keyword field Refine s...
Join a company that provides a SUPER market experience to its customers. McCaffrey’s has offered phenomenal bakery delights, gourmet food, and high customer service to its customers for over 25 years. Be a key part of a great team! We want an experienced Cake Decorator to join our Bakery in West Windsor’s store and also other locations. Job Function: To decorate all cakes and assist in the operat...
Albertsons is looking for enthusiastic, customer focused associates. Albertsons associates are part of our family. We know what a great company we've built, and we're always looking for new people to help us provide a great shopping experience. Albertsons offers competitive wages and benefit packages. Email your resume to: ***** TITLE: Decorator BASIC PURPOSE ...
Albertsons is looking for enthusiastic, customer focused associates. Albertsons associates are part of our family. We know what a great company we've built, and we're always looking for new people to help us provide a great shopping experience. Albertsons offers competitive wages and benefit packages. Email your resume to: ***** TITLE: Decorator BASIC PURPOSE ...
Job Title: PT Cake Decorator - Food Lion Job Location: Job Duties: Provide quality customer service to customers in the Deli/Bakery Department. Proper performance of the duties and responsibilities of this position contributes to and ensures achievement of proper Deli/Bakery conditions. Responsible for maintaining standards according to the Deli/Bakery Standard Practice Manual, maximizing sales...
Position Type: Employee FLSA Status: Non-Exempt As an associate of Kroger, the basic objective of your position is to highly satisfy our customers by providing exceptional customer service in a safe andclean environment to ensure the customer's return visit. We accomplish this in many ways including, but not limited to; treating our customers/employees ina fair and ethical manner, promoting an i...
Festival Foods Green Bay, WI, 54302
Job Title: Cake Decorator FLSA Status: Hourly Reports To: Lead Cake Decorator/Bakery Manager Utilizes artistic talents to create beautiful and uniquely decorated bakery items which contribute to the overall sales and profitability of the department. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Tops, finishes, and decorates prepared bakery products such as bars, pies, cookies, doughnuts, cupcakes,...
Harris Teeter, Inc. Fort Mill, SC, 29716
Primary responsibility is to Take Excellent Care Of Our Customers by satisfying each customer's needs and exceeding their expectations. This requires a defined level of product knowledge, food preparation skills, sales ability, customer relations skills, and cooperation with fellow associates to create An Incredible Place To Work and Shop. Responsible for preparing, processing, packaging, and stoc...
Harris Teeter, Inc. Leland, NC, 28451
Primary responsibility is to Take Excellent Care Of Our Customers by satisfying each customer's needs and exceeding their expectations. This requires a defined level of product knowledge, food preparation skills, sales ability, customer relations skills, and cooperation with fellow associates to create An Incredible Place To Work and Shop. Responsible for preparing, processing, packaging, and stoc...
Carlie C's IGA Dunn, NC, 28334
Cake Decorator Description A Cake Decorator at Carlie C’s IGA realizes that providing prompt and friendly customer service is priority #1. Being courteous and cooperative with both the customer and coworker is a critical aspect of maximizing sales and building business for years to come. It is a great challenge to know that all of our Cakes which we sell every day, will be made by you. Therefore...
Department: FRYS Deli/Bakery Position Type: Employee Position Reports To: Store Management Position Supervises: N/A Pay Level: FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Position Summary: Create an outstanding customer experience through exceptional service. Establish and maintain a safe and clean environment that encourages our customers to return. Assist the department manager in reaching sales and profit go...
Cosentino's Food Stores Kansas City, MO, 64126
This is a skilled position in the Bakery Department. Primary responsibilities include decorating cookies, cakes and pastries, creating appealing display cases, packaging bakery product, and operating, cleaning and maintaining cake-decorating equipment. This position also consults with customers to identify needs and take orders. This particular position will require the ability of applicants to tr...
Carlie C's IGA Dunn, NC, 28334
Cake Decorator Description A Cake Decorator at Carlie C’s IGA realizes that providing prompt and friendly customer service is priority #1. Being courteous and cooperative with both the customer and coworker is a critical aspect of maximizing sales and building business for years to come. It is a great challenge to know that all of our Cakes which we sell every day, will be made by you. Therefore...
Position Type: Employee FLSA Status: Non-Exempt As an associate of Kroger, the basic objective of your position is to highly satisfy our customers by providing exceptional customer service in a safe andclean environment to ensure the customer's return visit. We accomplish this in many ways including, but not limited to; treating our customers/employees ina fair and ethical manner, promoting an i...

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Decorator

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