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What is your main job?

Hey all,

I’m not sure If we had forum topic like this, but I’m really interested in what is your main job? I know that some of you are lucky enough and do Cake Decorating as a hobby and for living as well, but I’m pretty sure that there are many of you who decorate cakes only as a side job or just as a hobby.

Let us know what is your main job ;)

-- Michal, | My Facebook:

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Hi Michal! I am retired, but I spent my working life doing advertising, commercial art and sales, nothing cake related. I also painted portraits for many, many years.

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I have a degree in chemical engineering, and also a degree in pastry arts… I had the chance to work in both fields. But I found my real vocation at home, my true happiness was found homeschooling 5 children. I still make cakes, pastries, etc for my family and community, but only as a hobby.

Hi Michal! I’m a grandma, retired, and do cakes for family & friends. What little money I do make usually goes back into tools or supplies for my next order & experimenting with recipes. I find it very difficult to come up with a price at the time of people placing orders or shortly thereafter. I’m getting better as times goes by. I also do get stressed hoping things turn out like I picture them in my head. Happy to say so far everyone has been extremely happy with what I’ve done. I’m in a couple of groups that are great for confidence & knowledge building. Cakes Decor being one, for sure.

My “real job” that pays my bills…..I work for the State Police. A lot of my customers are fellow employees. My most popular cake is one shaped like a trooper hat.


I used to work a hairdresser then beauty consultant, as my kids are now grown up, I decided to do what I’ve always wanted to do, and that’s make cakes! So it’s now a full time job for me.

Hey Michal
Thanks for the new forum. Like fellow member Guppy, I too am retired, a grandma that makes cakes mostly for my family and grandchildren. Make the very occasional paid cake. And I’m a Icing Smiles (Canada) sugar Angel. I’ve participated in a few cake Collaborations as well. I was a preventative dental assistant, then receptionist for many years before I had my children. Then when I went back to work, after staying home a few years raising my children, I had a career change. I was a psw (personal support worker) for 20 years, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Creativity is God's gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God. Clarky's Cakes 😎

I am into teaching Baking and Cosmetics,I am also an Vedic Astrologer and give personal consultation .I love decorating and now my current interest is wired sugar dolls

My main job? NOTHING:) I Also am a retired grandma but my family never supported my decorating:( At different times I’ve had two bakeries so all my baking went to the general public I no longer bake/decorate as I have a tiny kitchen, live w/daughter who gets upset about the “mess” the few times I tried so now my baking is limited to sweet breads that I give to my coworkers — I work 1day a week as a demonstrator at a Costco werehouse store —on disability for a work injury the past 1&1/2 yrs :( I participate on cake boards sharing my 40 yrs experience, to keep my fingers in suger & flour

I am a retired Grandma now but spend most of my life in retail management and sales. I am enjoying the world of decorating as it is fluid and is constantly changing with new ideas and innovative products.

I am a full time insurance broker. I’ve been making cakes for 10 + years for family and friends and have loved every minute of it. I call it my stress reliever from the day job lol. I only get to make cakes in the evenings and weekends so I have had some extremely long nights getting a cake finished on time but it is always pure joy to see the final result and I surprise even myself sometimes with what the end result is :) I’ve dabbled in all kinds of art forms throughout my life but this medium allows me to be able to keep creating cakes because it is edible and everyone always has another birthday, anniversary, etc. I absolutely love seeing the work of other cake artists (they are all amazing!!!!) from around the world and I love that you can continually learn and try new things in creating cakes.

Kerry Feland