What does a Cake Decorator do?

Cake decorators plan, design, and execute designs on cakes and other bakery items, working with a range of standard decorating equipment, along with any specialty tools used to produce custom designs offered by the business. They are accountable for ensuring their department upholds or exceeds the established quality standards, meets all customer satisfaction goals, and abides by all applicable food safety regulations and guidelines. They may also develop recipes, maintain inventory, and order supplies.

Cake decorators typically have a background in the bakery or food service industry. They may have graduated from a culinary arts program or completed technical training. These positions require excellent decorating abilities, a high level of creativity, good fine motor skills, and ability to concentrate on details. These specialists must be customer focused and will be required to stay informed about current food safety regulations.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2%
2 - 4
1%
5 - 7
0%
8+
97%

Common Skill Sets

Cake Decorating
Excellent Communication
Modifications
Product Knowledge
Urgency
Work Ethic
Time Management
Willingness to LEARN

Cake Decorator Seniority Levels

Chef
13% made the transition
Line Cook
34% made the transition
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Cake Decorator Salaries

Average Base Pay

$29,477 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$23K
Median: $29K
$38K
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