rsaun Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 3:52pm
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I never know what to call myself.  If I say "baker" that brings to mind the guy behind the scenes baking everything from pastries to donuts to cakes, and doesn't mention that I am creating art.  If I say "cake decorator" that makes people think I work at Costco with a bag of canned buttercream piping on roses.  Is "cake artist" too prissy sounding?

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letsgetcaking Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 4:06pm
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Cake designer? Cake creator? Cake chef?
 

as you wish Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 4:12pm
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ACustom cake creator extraordinaire!

jason_kraft Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 4:19pm
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AIn our business we used "Executive Pastry Chef".

DeliciousDesserts Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 4:25pm
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AThe title on my business card is "Owner & Cake Artist"

Baker_Rose Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 4:39pm
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I am a Professional Baker and Cake Designer.

Elcee Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 4:58pm
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My business cards state that I'm an "Award-winning Cake Designer". Please don't call me a cake lady icon_wink.gif.

as you wish Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 5:16pm
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A"Cake lady" makes me think of a woman made out of cake. (Like a robot is a "metal man".)

JWinslow Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 5:32pm
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The title on my business card is "Owner & Cake Artist"
CupcakeMoma Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 7:02pm

I say I'm a "Custom Cake Decorator/Owner"

costumeczar Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 7:09pm

I say "I'm a baker, I own a wedding cake business."

costumeczar Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 7:10pm

Usually in response to the person in line behind me at the store who says something witty like "somebody's doing a lot of baking today!" while they look at my 10 dozen eggs and 20 pounds of butter.

as you wish Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 8:09pm

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Usually in response to the person in line behind me at the store who says something witty like "somebody's doing a lot of baking today!" while they look at my 10 dozen eggs and 20 pounds of butter.

I got so tired of cashiers making this comment I just started handing out my business card in response!

costumeczar Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 9:16pm
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I got so tired of cashiers making this comment I just started handing out my business card in response!

I go to the store the same time each week, so the cashiers know me. When someone says something like that they're usually the ones who tell them that I do cakes. What gets me is when someone looks at the pile of flour, sugar, eggs etc and says "Are you baking something? No, I just like to suck on sticks of butter and I do a lot of papier mache.

as you wish Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 9:24pm

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Original message sent by costumeczar

I go to the store the same time each week, so the cashiers know me. When someone says something like that they're usually the ones who tell them that I do cakes. What gets me is when someone looks at the pile of flour, sugar, eggs etc and says "Are you baking something? No, I just like to suck on sticks of butter and I do a lot of papier mache.

Ha ha! I would really like to give a sarcastic answer like that sometime.

jennicake Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 9:32pm
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No, I just like to suck on sticks of butter

 

I do this.  Please dont judge me

hrnewbie Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 9:52pm

I call myself a caker.  I also tell people that I cake.  They're not real words but they feel good to me.  I'm not a baker, because for decades I said I was a baker, i.e. someone who likes to bake, albeit unprofessionally but with sincere passion, lots of different things that you'd find at your local bakery (cookies, cakes, pastries, breads, etc.).  Then I found cake art and it transformed my life and I've gone from baking lots of different things to a narrow focus on cakes specifically.

 

Anyhow, long answer short:  I cake.  Therefore I am.

BeesKnees578 Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 10:12pm

To us cakers, cake artist sounds perfectly acceptable!

 

To others, it may sound a little prissy and if so, they are probably not the customers you desire!

 

You want customers with distinguished (-ing?) taste, so appeal to that.

 

My friend tells people that I am a high-end cake maker!  I laugh at this but she means well.

 

I tell people I run a custom cake business out of my home.  Humble, but exact!

kaylawaylalayla Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 11:18pm

AHigh end cake maker sounds perfect. Says all you need to, weeds out people looking for cheap cake.

Norasmom Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 11:45pm

AI'm a Cakesmith...that's what I call my business...can you guess my last name?

rsaun Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 12:09am

I love all these answers!!!!  Gives me something to think about!  Thanks!

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 12:14am
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Originally Posted by costumeczar 

I go to the store the same time each week, so the cashiers know me. When someone says something like that they're usually the ones who tell them that I do cakes. What gets me is when someone looks at the pile of flour, sugar, eggs etc and says "Are you baking something? No, I just like to suck on sticks of butter and I do a lot of papier mache.

I always go with, "nope."

Confuses the snot out of people.

smittyditty Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 12:27am
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Usually in response to the person in line behind me at the store who says something witty like "somebody's doing a lot of baking today!" while they look at my 10 dozen eggs and 20 pounds of butter.


I'd respond something like the world is ending didn't you know? Or if you're not that dramatic, you could say "there's a shortage didn't you hear? you better hurry." snicker giggle.

Alvida Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 12:38am
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I got so tired of cashiers making this comment I just started handing out my business card in response!

I just love that response. icon_smile.gif

shebysuz Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 2:16am

I call myself  an Executor of Edible Art. Just Kidding. But I like to say I am a Cake Goddess.

Apti Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 2:39am

I tell people that I "do custom cakes".   Then, when they say, "Oh!  Do you do weddings/parties/etc.", I respond, "No.  I do this as a joyful and challenging hobby".   Nearly always people are interested and enthusiastic and supportive.

AZCouture Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 2:53am

ACake artist.

Brettley Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 3:07am
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Originally Posted by costumeczar 

I go to the store the same time each week, so the cashiers know me. When someone says something like that they're usually the ones who tell them that I do cakes. What gets me is when someone looks at the pile of flour, sugar, eggs etc and says "Are you baking something? No, I just like to suck on sticks of butter and I do a lot of papier mache.


Oh I get this all the time! It's usually only elderly people that say something though and they are just so darn cute anyway. But I have always wanted to say "uhhh noooo. I am not, why do you ask?" in a completely offended way just to see their face. It would be soo priceless. Thinking I would have to be in some sort of mood though to say that back.

EdieP Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 3:09am
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Originally Posted by costumeczar 

I go to the store the same time each week, so the cashiers know me. When someone says something like that they're usually the ones who tell them that I do cakes. What gets me is when someone looks at the pile of flour, sugar, eggs etc and says "Are you baking something? No, I just like to suck on sticks of butter and I do a lot of papier mache.


I wonder what the cashier would say if I told her/him that those 10 bags of marshmallows I just bought are for my children's lunch tomorrow ;)

Annabakescakes Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 3:26am

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[QUOTE name="costumeczar" url="/t/761186/what-do-you-call-yourself#post_7418057"] Usually in response to the person in line behind me at the store who says something witty like "somebody's doing a lot of baking today!" while they look at my 10 dozen eggs and 20 pounds of butter. [/QUOTE]

I'd respond something like the world is ending didn't you know? Or if you're not that dramatic, you could say [B]"there's a shortage didn't you hear? you better hurry.[/B]" snicker giggle.

I love this!!!

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