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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Cub Foods is hiring part-time cake decorators for our Lyndale store! Come join our bunch. Prior bakery and cake decorator experience is preferred but not required. You must be at least 18 years old to work in the bakery. We are also hiring for the following part-time positions at the Lyndale Cub Foods store: cashiers, overnight cashiers, deli clerks, and stocking. If interested, please apply onl...
Cake Decorator Das Dutchman Essenhaus has an opening for a full-time cake decorator to carry on its tradition of delicious custom-made cakes. Our cake decorator is responsible for creating custom-made cakes according to the customers specifications as well as items for sale in our retail bakery. Must have a creative eye, be experienced with buttercream frosting and be at least 18 years old. App...
Acme Fresh Market is seeking creative and enthusiastic candidates for the full-time position of Cake Decorator. Candidates must be available to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends. The successful candidate will be able to create icing flowers and write neatly and with "style" on cakes while in a fast-paced grocery store setting. Retail or commercial cake decorating experience ...
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...
Currently, Meijer is looking for a Cake Decorator. The individual selected for this position will be responsible for preparing and decorating cakes for multiple occasions. The individual will also be filling and conditioning the cake case throughout the shift. Key responsibilities include: Managing cake outdates daily Receiving and processing cake orders Managing cake and icing inventory Mana...
TITLE: Decorator BASIC PURPOSE AND FUNCTION: Decorates cakes, cookies, pastries and other baked goods for sale to customers. Assists customers with special orders. Provides fast, friendly, personalized customer service. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Maintains an atmosphere of enthusiastic customer awareness with an emphasis on providing fast, friendly, courteous customer service. Engages in sugg...
Cake Decorator. Full time with benefits. Experienced only need to apply at DOnofrios Food Center Hermitage. This job listing brought to you by The Sharon Herald...
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 17 consecutive years, Publix has been honored as one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Bring Y...
Company Confidential West aPalm Beach, FL
CAKE DECORATOR Part time for Carvel W.P.B. Email ***** or call 561-714-6157 keywords: pastry cook baker bakery...
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 Select - Store Positions Select - Minimum Age Use the Keyword field Refine s...
Sunrise ShopRite-Parsippany (07054), NJ Is currently accepting applications for a PART-TIME Experienced Cake Decorator. This potential associate should posses the following qualifications: Ability to decorate cakes with skill and speed Ability to handle large amounts of production Ability to work under strong deadlines and pressure Ability to work within a retail bakery setting Ability to w...
JOB TITLE: Bakery Clerk DEPARTMENT: Bakery PURPOSE: Provides prompt, efficient, and friendly customer service. Retrieves, prepares, and packages bakery goods to put out on display. Handles food in a safe manner and ensures the sales floor and processing areas are clean, sanitary, fresh, and full. WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: Accountable and Reports to: Store Director, Asst. Store Director, Bakery M...
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 ...
Rich Products is looking for cake decorators with 5 + years of experience in decorating, and training others for Walmart in-store bakeries. The position will provide training support as part of Bakery Technician Task Force at Walmart Stores. Candidate will be responsible for training Walmart Bakery associates on bakery protocol. Responsibilities Train Walmart Bakery Associates on Bakery protoco...
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...
Job Title: Cake Decorator I FLSA Status: Part-Time/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, doughnut...
SUMMARY: As a Cake Decorator , you will be responsible for creating appealing designs on our specialty bakery goods. You will ensure a positive company image by providing courteous, friendly, and efficient service to customers and team members. DUTIES: Make sure the customers are being taken care of and the department looks great at all times. Surprise and delight the customers with consistent,...
Responsible for decorating and finishing special order cakes, cream pies, tortes and other specialty items as directed, providing excellent customer service, maintaining company standards for merchandise displays and presentations, replenishing & relocating merchandise on and off the sales floor, adhering to food handling guidelines and department maintenance, safety & sanitation procedures....

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