CAKE DECORATOR JOB DESCRIPTION
Cake decorators usually have a high school diploma or equivalent, and those making more intricate decorations may have some art education or background. Many are trained on the job.
Packages, labels, and prices pre-made cakes.
Maintains, cleans, and polishes the refrigerator showcase for pre-made cakes.
Keeps display refrigerator showcase fully stocked.
Keeps up to date with the latest trends in both flavors and aesthetic appeal.
Fills customer special orders and quotes accurate pricing, both in person and by phone.
Designs, prepares, and decorates cakes according to customer specifications.
Delivers cakes directly to customers, when necessary.
Cleans work area, washes counters and restrooms, and performs other cleaning tasks.
Maintains, organize stock and cleans the freezer.
Calculates inventory and orders necessary ingredients and materials.
Adheres to health and safety regulations by maintaining product freshness and sanitation.
Actively sells baking products to customers.
Provides courteous service to customers, when necessary
Required Kledge, Skills, and Abilities
Is courteous, friendly, and pleasant.
Exhibits prowess using decorating tools such as airbrush guns, modeling tools, and electronic mixers.
Is numerate and able to perform simple math problems to follow recipes.
Demonstrates artistic ability.
Exhibits excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
Executes elaborate, attractive pastry designs.
Is able to stand for long periods of time.
Demonstrates above average manual dexterity; has a steady hand.
Math: Cake decorators may have to use fractions mixing icing or use math to create elaborate cake decorations.
Attention to Detail: Cake decorators need to keep a close eye on what they are doing when creating decorations, to make sure the design is uniform. Intricate designs require keen eyes.
Artistic Ability: Thinking up and executing elaborate designs requires an artistic eye.
Stamina: Cake decorators are often on their feet for long periods of time.
Color Vision: Being able to see different colors and hues when mixing icings and creating designs is critical.
Mechanical Skills: Some cake decorators will need to use specific tools, like airbrush guns, modeling tools and mixers.