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What does everyone do for a living?

Poll Results: Where does cake decorating fit in your life?

 
  • 1% (3)
    I own my own bakery/shop (outside my home).
  • 3% (7)
    I own my own bakery/shop (inside my home).
  • 16% (30)
    I am a homemaker and I sell cakes out of my house on the side.
  • 25% (48)
    I have a job and I sell cakes out of my house on the side.
  • 51% (96)
    I just do cakes for friends, family and fun!
  • 1% (2)
    My job is decorating cakes in a bakery (other than your own).
186 Total Votes  
post #1 of 116
Thread Starter 
How many people on these forums do cake decorating for a living? Just curious because my husband always says 'you can start your own business doing...' but personally I am not a start your own business kind of girl, I would rather work for somebody doing cakes...

If you just do it for fun...what is your occupation?

I personally do it just for fun for now. I would like to explore my options eventually working for someone else (provided this isn't just a phase I am going through...LOL) Currently I am an office girl.

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post #2 of 116
I do it as a part time job. I currently hold a full time job as a financial analyst so I can only do this on a part time basis. I don't think I could make a living from cake decorating alone since my clientel isn't that large.
post #3 of 116
I'm a kindergarten teacher! I love teaching as much as I love decorating cakes.
post #4 of 116
I work for a large wireless carrier as a Traffic Engineer.

I started doing cakes after my kids were born and my first birthday cake was 60+ dollars. I said, "shoot, I'm crafty, I could do this" and save money too.
post #5 of 116
Nothing special. I'm an assistant manager for a store called Torrid. It's all plus sizes. I just do cakes for fun for now. I've only been decorating for a few months, so I've still got LOTS to learn, but it is my goal to one day open my own bakery. Here's hoping! thumbs_up.gif
post #6 of 116
I work for a large corporation programming and troubleshooting phone systems. I currently do cakes for friends,family etc., but am looking into to starting a business.
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post #7 of 116
I work full time as an executive assistant for a large private company.

Right now I decorate cakes for family/friends/fun but would like to take this further and make some $$.
post #8 of 116
I've been a full time police officer for 26 years. I do cakes for friends and family as a hobby. Hoping to do it a bit more frequently when I retire....
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post #9 of 116
I am an artist. I own Sanctuary Arts. I have only been doing cakes for a few months and look forward to doing them as another venture. I have already copywritten the name: The Pink Box. I remember in movies or tv when someone bought something special from a bakery it was in a pink box. Kind of the idea of the mint green boxes from Tiffany's. Everyone knows where you have been and how special that something in that container must be!
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post #10 of 116
I am a paramedic and do cakes and such on the side for now. It's a dream to hopefully one day to be able to do cake decorating all the time. It'd be a lot less stressful for me.
post #11 of 116
Thread Starter 
So interesting that not very many of us work for someone decorating cakes...Just curious what everyone else does around here!

Thanks for all the responses!
post #12 of 116
I work at a cake and cake supply store. I'm a WMI I teach at the store I work at and also Hobby Lobby. I do cakes and candy to make extra money.
post #13 of 116
I'm at stay at home mom till July. That's when I go to school bus driving school~

I am also a volunter Firewoman. I go on EMS & Fire calls with the FD & EMT crew & police. I drive the engines/ help fight fires/assist the paramedics w/emergancy calls, etc. I Love it!

I bake & decorate cakes for fun... I've done a few cakes for friends & family.. starting to get more orders but I'm not in the business. I wanta have fun! I usually do 1 to 2 cakes a week. I love decorating too! It gets stressful when you do too much though. I had a wedding cake & groom's cake last weekend talk about stressful!!!
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post #14 of 116
Hi, this is my first post but thought it a good place to start. I am a stay at home mom! My son is 3 and my daughter is 2. I started the wilton courses as a way to get out of the house for a couple hours every week. I am hooked now, I love decorating! I try to practice as much as I can with 2 kids! Take care, Thena
post #15 of 116
I decorate cakes for fun, and also for friends, and family, I have thought about going more into it when I retire (at least 10yrs from now)thumbs_up.gif I am the kitchen manager at the county jail where I live. icon_biggrin.gif



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