What Is Your Job Title ?

Business By sugarsugargal Updated 14 Sep 2009 , 6:45pm by missmeg

sugarsugargal Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 10:07am
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I am trying to decide what to say when people ask what i do for a living . . .something that i feel does justice to my craft...i think i have decided on Cake Designer . . .what do you call yourself ?! i am curious !!!

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CakeRN Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 11:01am
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I know this won't help....but I say Registered Nurse....lol

CakeInfatuation Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 11:04am
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I say "I design custom cakes". People think sheet cakes most of the time. That's why I have a blog...

cakemaker30 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 11:50am
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When people ask what I do I tell them I own a custom cake shop.

asanchez Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 11:51am
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I work for an investment firm. We were the only ones not involved or responsible for the mortgage mess!!!

drakegore Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 12:57pm
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my "fumny" (haha....) husband put "kitchen gnome" on the last city census where it asked what i did....

indydebi Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 1:09pm
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I've never felt like I 'design' cakes, but I use Cake Designer ever since I read a great comparison here on CC and I'm sorry I can't remember who said it so I could give them credit.

Grocery store bakery folks receive in their workspace an already-baked-leveled-iced cake. They pick up their icing bags and decorate the cake according to the Deco-Pac design or the store-standard design.

They decorate a cake. Period.

What most of us do is much more than that. We are more than "decorators". We actually bake/level/ice/fondant/and DESIGN the cake with the bride.

I'm the owner, I'm the designer, I'm the purchasing dept, I'm the HR dept, etc etc.

cutthecake Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 1:10pm
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I'd like to be called "Your Highness", but no one will comply.

MrCake01 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 1:16pm
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sugarsugargal,
Another HA HA, and to be politically correct a âunique confectionary engineering designerâ. Iâm a computer tech and cake hobbyist. May you could call yourself a Customer Cake Designer.
Have a good day,
Mrcake01

all4cake Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 1:34pm
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Regardless of my response, I get the "oh, I see..uh huh" reaction (the nose in the air tone to it).

I think I'm going to start responding with , "I'm glad you asked. I'm a Confectionary Conservator! Have you had your sweets today????"

"Hi, my name is _____. May I talk with you about sweets and how important they are to the world?"

Brenda0217 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 1:44pm
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What about reversing it to "I am a Designer of Cakes", just a thought , I am not as experienced as you all are. Just thought I would put my two cents in there for some reason.

ShelleyMJ Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 1:55pm
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You are what you want to be.... I am a wanna be cake decorator. Really, I am a Hazardous Materials Coordinator but when I use my boss and coworkers as cake tasting ginea pigs I am all the nice names we like to be called. LOL

HamSquad Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 1:59pm
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I usually say, I'm a Custom Cake Designer, meaning this won't be a cake that will be the price of your typical fare!LOL) Actually, I tell them I make wedding cakes.
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Brenda0217 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 2:08pm
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ShellyMJ, I love that title! that sounds like me too. except I use my boyfriend, and the neighbors as my guinea pigs. LOL....

Win Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 2:10pm
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"Mom"

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I like the title Food Network gives all their competitors:

Sugar Artist

jardot22 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 2:18pm
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I like "Cake Artist"

this-mama-rocks Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 2:31pm
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"She Who Must Be Obeyed!"

My business cards say "cake chick extraordinaire". I kinda like that description.

LaBellaFlor Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 2:44pm
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ALL OF YOU are absolutley hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have had my laugh of the week!

owner & baker are on the cards. Maybe I should switch to designer as well, since thats how I really see myself. icon_wink.gif

LaBellaFlor Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 2:44pm
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ALL OF YOU are absolutley hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have had my laugh of the week!

owner & baker are on the cards. Maybe I should switch to designer as well, since thats how I really see myself. icon_wink.gif

indydebi Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 2:48pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by this-mama-rocks

"She Who Must Be Obeyed!"



Ah, heck, I thought that was a GIVEN! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

cakesdivine Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 2:53pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

I've never felt like I 'design' cakes, but I use Cake

Grocery store bakery folks receive in their workspace an already-baked-leveled-iced cake. They pick up their icing bags and decorate the cake according to the Deco-Pac design or the store-standard design.





Um Debi, I have worked for 2 different grocery store chains and managed a bakery in the last one I worked for. I always had to ice the cakes as did my decorators under me. We never had a cake already iced, yes they were already baked, level, and the sheet cakes pre sliced to fill, but we always had to ice them ourselves. Many times if the bakers forgot we had to mix the BC ourselves too. I learned so many short cuts and time management skills working for a grocery store bakery. I wouldn't trade those days for the world. They helped make me the decorator I am today.

Now to answer the OP. If you are talking cake - Custom Cake Designer, Owner of Cakes Divine. At my day job...administrator, at my studio, Artistic Director/Studio Owner/Master Instructor. At home - Queen Angie...LOL! icon_lol.gif

indydebi Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 2:58pm
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cakesdivine, my apologies. I based that on the story I was referencing on why I'm ok with cake designer. That'll teach me to try to rely on my memory! Appreciate the clarification very much! thumbs_up.gif

CakeWhizz Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 3:05pm
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'Her Royal Highness (Cakeness)' of course! Hilarious thread. Please keep the titles coming.

cakesdivine Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 3:10pm
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No prob...indy...it's all good!

CakeForte Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 5:08pm
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owner/ designer

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 5:39pm
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My full time (pays the bills) job title is "Document Production Specialist" (aka above a legal secretary, below a law clerk).

Technically, I'm still an amateur caker, but I like "Cake Design Specialist".

At my kids' school, to the teachers I'm the BEST MOM IN THE WORLD ... they're my guinea pigs!!

Mensch Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 6:36pm
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Know-it-all

sugarsugargal Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 7:57pm
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i am liking how this thread turned out ! . . but why do i not get email alerts for this one where as i do for others ?!?!?

MrCake01 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 8:15pm
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sugarsugargal,
Go to your profile and under the perferences and you will see the below. I've copied and pasted from my profile.
Always notify me of replies:
Sends an e-mail when someone replies to a topic you have posted in. This can be changed whenever you post. Yes No
Mrcake01

sugarsugargal Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 8:22pm
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but i havent changed a thing and am now getting reminders for this post . . odd ?

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