MBalaska Posted 30 Aug 2013 , 7:51pm
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What do you wear when you bake & decorate?  At home I wear a bandana on my hair, and a clean white mens t shirt.

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IAmPamCakes Posted 30 Aug 2013 , 7:54pm
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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.

BatterUpCake Posted 30 Aug 2013 , 8:14pm
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a mankini and flip flops

taartenmaker Posted 30 Aug 2013 , 8:36pm
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AI just got my baker clothes for school today!

BatterUpCake Posted 30 Aug 2013 , 8:43pm
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I start on the 30th! I'm so excited to get my stuff...especially my knife and tool kit!

MimiFix Posted 30 Aug 2013 , 9:19pm
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a mankini...

 

What's a mankini and can I have the recipe? (This is the recipe forum, right?)  icon_wink.gif

BatterUpCake Posted 30 Aug 2013 , 9:22pm
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Seriously I usually wear just regular clothes.

MimiFix Posted 30 Aug 2013 , 9:27pm
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Ach, forget the recipe; where's the mod when we need 'em?

MBalaska Posted 30 Aug 2013 , 9:32pm
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 (This is the recipe forum, right?)  icon_wink.gif

Oops, sorry about that MimiFix.........

 What is your recipe  guidelines for covering your head, hands, & body when either at home or in your bakery.  For safety, sanitation, for fun.

Norasmom Posted 30 Aug 2013 , 9:33pm

An apron and whatever I was planning on wearing on a particular day.  

jennicake Posted 30 Aug 2013 , 9:47pm
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a mankini and flip flops

 

hahaha!!  I am now going to imagine all your posts in Borat's voice :p

 

 

I tie my hair up in a ponytail, and then because its stupidly long, I clip the ponytail to my head with one of those claw clips.  Then put on an apron.

MimiFix Posted 31 Aug 2013 , 12:02am
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Oops, sorry about that MimiFix.........

 What is your recipe  guidelines for covering your head, hands, & body when either at home or in your bakery.  For safety, sanitation, for fun.

 

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.  

MBalaska Posted 31 Aug 2013 , 12:20am

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........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.

morganchampagne Posted 31 Aug 2013 , 1:04am

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

Apti Posted 31 Aug 2013 , 1:06am

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.

Elcee Posted 31 Aug 2013 , 1:29am

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.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 31 Aug 2013 , 2:26am

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.

sewsugarqueen Posted 31 Aug 2013 , 7:33pm

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 icon_lol.gif 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.

BrandisBaked Posted 31 Aug 2013 , 9:06pm

AA short sleeved tshirt, hair up in a tight bun, and a tiara.

Ok, so I only wear the tiara on my birthday.

MBalaska Posted 31 Aug 2013 , 10:12pm

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.

MBalaska Posted 8 Dec 2013 , 11:50pm

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.

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BatterUpCake Posted 9 Dec 2013 , 12:08am

Why would that be silly? It is actually part of the serve safe regs here...

sewsugarqueen Posted 9 Dec 2013 , 5:04am

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.

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