Full Time Baker Or ....?

Decorating By SweetBellina Updated 17 Aug 2009 , 10:25pm by CanadianChick

SweetBellina Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 4:43am
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not sure if there's a thread about this already, but i am just curious (take note, curious, not nosy icon_lol.gif )...what do u do besides baking..meaning, are you a full time baker or do u work in another field?

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cindy6250 Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 4:54am
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There are previous threads on this topic. I work full time as a police dispatcher and bake on the side. I prefer baking!! What about you?


Spoondog Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 4:54am
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Stay at home Mom and soon to be full time student (nursing) I also babysit for our township's cheif of police and just quit being an Avon sales rep!!! I needed time for myself so I had to quit something!!! BUSY BUSY BUSY!!!

chloe1979 Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 5:01am
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I am a stay-at-home mom during the summer, and work as an associate with autistic/special needs children at a local elementary school. Baking is a side business, but an actual state-recognized business (meaning tax ID, etc.).

JosieP Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 5:02am
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full time graduate student and teacher at a university...considering whether or not to make the jump over to cakes!

SweetBellina Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 5:08am
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i used to be a full time mom cindy...but that time i did not get into baking/decorating...i studied nursing but now i am into private home care...and the lady i am taking care of got me into baking..

cindy6250 Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 5:17am
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The is great. My mom is a hospice nurse. She worked in nursing homes for years, but as she is getting older it is much easier for her to care for only one person at a time and she is very compassionate to the needs of terminally ill patients.


SweetBellina Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 5:39am
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it is fulfilling cindy...my patient has COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and she has a tracheotomy..the doctors thought that she would not make it till december last year...but, she's still here and doing well...your mom is so nice because she still considered giving care and her love to patients instead of just retiring or something else.. thumbs_up.gif

nicksmom Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 5:39am
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I work partime 25hrs week in retail,change scheduale from nights to days depending on the schoolyr.work one night a week asWMI @ michaels crafts and sm. cake buisness on the side and am thinking about going legal!!!!!! much rather bake than retail icon_lol.gif

cakesbyjess Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 5:49am
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Full time cake business for the last year and a half, worked full time in investment management before that. I'm starting nursing school in the fall, so I'll really be busy then!!!!!

ckkerber Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 5:59am
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Stay-at-home-mom . . . I also watch my nephew two days a week. Baking is strictly a hobby at this point. In my former life, I started out in the editing field, went back to school and became a teacher (K-1). I'm not sure where I'll end up once the kids are older. Though, my husband and his brother are opening an equestrian business (a stable for boarding) in the next few months and we're building living quarters over the offices so I may end up getting pulled in that direction while it's starting (neither of them are quitting their day jobs . . . it's a side business for them so I'm sure there will be plenty for me to help out . . . though I draw the line at shoveling horse #@*%!)

ashlymomx2 Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 6:25am
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stay-at-home mommy!! Also...full time college girl...looking for a part time job.....baking as a hobby.

cowdex Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 6:43am
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Originally Posted by cindy6250

There are previous threads on this topic. I work full time as a police dispatcher and bake on the side. I prefer baking!! What about you?


Me Too! Even more scary...look at our birthdays! 1969 here

atkin600 Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 6:56am
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I was a labor and delivery nurse, then a stay-at-home mom, and now I work a couple of days a week as an assistant at my church preschool. I tried baking for others for awhile, but now just do an occasional project. Maybe when my kids get a little older......

CakeRN Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 10:43am
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Work full time in critical care as an RN. Bake on the side...just for fun and to relieve the stress of being a nurse. Been a nurse for 19 years...best decision I ever made was to go to nursing school.

fourangelsmommie Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 11:04am
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I work as the secretary for our local Hospice, and love every minute of it. Such a great group of people to work with. And I can say that honestly, and I've never been able to say that about any other job I've had.

I also clean offices part time, and just started baking cakes about 2 1/2 months ago. I would love to someday work in a bakery part time or have my own business, but I really enjoy baking. Have always wanted to decorate cakes.

When my brother and I were little, I had to get off the bus at the babysitter's house and walk my brother home about 1 block after school each day. Instead, I would sit at the counter and watch the babysitter decorate cakes instead of doing my homework. My mom used to get so mad. Oh well, guess I knew way back then that I loved doing this.

MicheleF Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 11:04am
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WOW! A lot of you are in Healthcare! I was but in the HR side of Healthcare. Worked around MANY nurses. I'm still in HR but in manufacturing. I do cakes on the side for extra money. I'm busy with 2 small kids, 1 hubby, FT job, and still building on our house. I haven't had a cake order in over a month. I have enjoyed the break! I was getting so many cake orders earlier in the year that I was getting burned out!


Destini Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 11:26am
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Data Entry Specialist for a major retailer. Can't wait to start culinary school in the winter. Have always wanted to be a pastry chef. Finally got the nerve to get off my butt and follow my dream!!!!

indydebi Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 11:31am
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full time job in customer service (automotive mfg industry) until Dec 15th of this year, when I leave the day job and do cakes/catering full time! wooo-whoooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WendyVA Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 11:33am
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I bake full time and also manage a few rental properties, teach cake decorating part time at Michaels and the community college and my DH and I have an e-commerce business.

DelightsByE Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 11:34am
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Billing Dispute Representative for Citibank credit cards...Also a full time mom to a DH, 4 year old human son and a 4 year old canine one....I'm surrounded by testosterone icon_eek.gif which must be part of the reason I love doing cakes, it's so "girly"!!!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Momof4luvscakes Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 11:47am
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I stay at home with my children now, but I work as a dental hygienist sometimes when my MIL can watch the baby. It is sooo nice not to have to work scraping peoples teeth full time. I much rather bake cakes!

dolcesunshine20 Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 11:58am
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Have been a piano teacher for about 6 years now. I just started a job as a pre-K teacher, and I do cakes whenever I can. I really want to be a mommy!

kay52178 Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 12:13pm
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I work full time as an accountant/financial analyst and while I will never quit that to do cakes (I need that to pay the bills of doing cakes) I one day would like to have a small legal cake business from my home to do on the side. Right now I'm doing them just for family and friends to gain experience and until I can get another kitchen in my house! Oh, and I would love to be a mommy too!

alip Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 12:14pm
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I'm a stay at home mommy with a 2 year old and 3 month old. I taught 1st grade before having my babies. I love to bake but don't do a whole lot of it right now - my 2 year old is deathly afraid of my KA mixer and screams when I start using it. LOL For now I bake for fun - mainly for holidays and birthdays. I would love to do more baking and decorating some day.

Theav Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 3:29pm
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Full time mother. Taking the wilton class to learn to make nice birthday cakes and hopefully make my 24 year old daughter's wedding cake one day. She needs to get a boyfriend first though so I will have lots of time to practice. icon_rolleyes.gif

Cookie_Brookie Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 4:56pm
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I am a full time college student, a full time administrative assistant for a houseboat manufacturing company, and I make and sell cakes and fudge in my spare time.

TERRYHORTON Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 5:08pm
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COWDEX,CINDY .....me too!
I am a full time state police communications operator here in TX. Baking is a hobby. The troopers love my hobby....LOL

FunCakesVT Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 5:18pm
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Congratulations indydebi!!! VERY EXCITING, and I am SO jealous. Work full-time in fundraising for healthcare facilities, raising a rambunctious 4yo, managing home renovations of bath and kitchen, and starting up my cake and confections business...kind of a coming out tonight...did cakes for local fundraising event as donation...wish me luck!

Laura102777 Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 5:18pm
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I'm a clerk at a hospital. Baking is a hobby that I'm trying to work into a business. I really want to go to culinary school, but haven't been able to work it out yet. In the meantime, all my coworkers LOVE all the treats I bring in to work!

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