What do you wear when you bake & decorate? At home I wear a bandana on my hair, and a clean white mens t shirt.
AHair pulled back, and an apron. If it's a really big baking day (at home), I'll wear good work shoes. If it's a small order or something that doesn't require meant be on my feet for an extended amount of time, I have comfy flip flops to wear. At work, really good comfy shoes, apron, & hair pulled back. Sometimes a hat.
a mankini and flip flops
AI just got my baker clothes for school today!
I start on the 30th! I'm so excited to get my stuff...especially my knife and tool kit!
Seriously I usually wear just regular clothes.
Ach, forget the recipe; where's the mod when we need 'em?
An apron and whatever I was planning on wearing on a particular day.
In my bakery, production crew wore white aprons; sales clerks (helped with finishing, bagging, and wrapping) wore maroon aprons. Everyone wore skid-resistant closed-toe shoes, and white skull caps. For preparing products going into the oven, no gloves necessary. Otherwise, we wore disposable gloves.
At home I wear jeans, t-shirt, closed-toe shoes, and a white chef jacket. I never owned one until I began teaching at the CIA. But now that I own one, might as well use it.
Whoa MimiFix: no wonder your creations are so nice, and your comments are so precise. You taught at the CIA.
I'm thankful to be learning from folks like you here on CC, so many decorating teachers, bakery owners, small home business operators sharing their wisdom & experience.
AMy chefs coat from pastry school. My dad makes fun of me lol. But I feel fancy when I do it. And it breathes really well
As a hobby baker at home (no customers), I wear regular clothes with an apron and put my short hair in a satin sleep cap (like we used to wear over curlers). I tried hair nets, but my glasses kept getting caught in the hair nets. I shake my shirt like crazy, put it on, then shake the apron like crazy, put it on, shake the hair cap like crazy, then put it on. I am paranoid that a hair is going to appear in my baked goods.
I don't wear gloves unless I am working with chocolates. I keep my nails clipped short (you cannot see the nails when looking at the palm), and wash thoroughly a zillion times.
For baking...a clean t-shirt and whatever pants with an apron. My hair is short so I'll wear a bandana or a headband since I can't put it up.
For decorating, it's lint free all the way...I have some nylon or polyester pants and t-shirts that don't lose fibers.
I save my chef's coat for deliveries.
Hair french braided and pinned up, with a cap, kitchen shoes, chef coat and usually a pencil skirt.
It's what I was trained in, and wore at work, just became a force of habit.
Coast are so much better than aprons as far as durability and protecting you from heat/splatter, but I would probably ditch it if I lived in a hotter climate, lol.
I wear a babushka ( printed scarf), chef jacket and apron with towels at waist. lot of staff at my bakery wear babushkas only because they help with sweat and keep hair well covered. Yes I look like old lady but I choose different materials to sew them.... like skulls and dots, maple leafs ( in Canada) Christmas designs etc. lots of fun.... always thought baseball hats don't quite keep all the hair covered.
AA short sleeved tshirt, hair up in a tight bun, and a tiara.
Ok, so I only wear the tiara on my birthday.
and I thought tiaras were for anyday!
Was actually thinking of going to the fabric shop and making my own babushkas.
Since I cut off all my long hair (the rubberbands & clips covered with a bandana held my hair in place) my new short haircut is harder to keep from falling out. not accurate.....it falls out at the same rate, it's just not glued into place like it used to be.
I felt a little self-conscious about buying a chefs coat, being a non-professional. I just wanted to be sanitary and hair free - short of shaving my head like Lex Luther. Appreciate you folks' responses.
Well, went ahead and bought a box of plastic food service gloves and white hairnets.
I know it's silly for a home baker, but I really have so many people who get my stuff I just wanted to keep it sanitary for them.
Why would that be silly? It is actually part of the serve safe regs here...
I wear the same stuff at home to cover head and clothing... why shouldn't you be as clean and careful with home baking as commercial baking? Good move.