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Silly Question.... What do you call yourself?

post #1 of 14
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I don't know why I am struggling with this one.... I am doing a career day at my son's school and I have to put a Tittle for what I do. I have referred to myself as many things in the past:
Pastry Chef
Cake Artists
Baker
Cake Decorator
Wedding Vendor
Small Business Owner
Candy Maker

But no one of theese succinctly describles what I do.

So my question to all of you... When people ask what you do for a living, what is your reply?
post #2 of 14
I usually say "cake artist" but now that I think about it, how about "pastry artist?"

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post #3 of 14
I call myself designer/baker.
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post #4 of 14
I call myself a "Cake Designer"..this describes me well. While I am a good baker, I only do basic recipes, vanilla, chocolate, RV, Carrot..nothing "main stream" or really gourmet and out of the box with my baking. However, I decorate much differently than other bakeries in the area, I don't do sheet cakes, just "designer cakes" HTH!
post #5 of 14
Amy,

It sounds to me like you are a confectioner, which Webster defines as "a manufacturer of or dealer in confections." I guess technically all of us are, but it is especially appropriate for you since you make a lot of candies as well.

Annie
post #6 of 14
Amy, if you're talking with older kids, I would say Proprietor, Amy's Cakes & Candies. For little ones, candy artist is great, especially if you bring samples.

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post #7 of 14
I call myself Cake Designer and Mostly Wedding Cake Designer

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Visit my website.. www.designmeacake.com
Blog: http://designmeacake.wordpress.com/
Check my Gumpaste  and recipe Tutorials in You tube
http://www.youtube.com/user/tonedna1
Check my store with DVD's and materials that I love
http://designmeacake.biz/DVD...


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post #8 of 14
In call myself a Caker! I do almost all cupcakes and cakes. No breads or pastries so I don't think Baker is right for me personally
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post #9 of 14
I am a Professional Baker and Cake Designer. I have 40 years of baking experience with many contests etc behind me and Culinary School took me to the professional level. I never considered myself a Pastry Chef because I just love the nuts and bolts that is baking, since bread baking is a main-stay in my life more than playing with chocolate and sugar showpieces I consider myself a Baker. I now have 20 years of professional baking and cake design experience.

I am also a Textile Artist, and a Potter, I have never come up with one title that covers all. icon_smile.gif

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post #10 of 14
Baker_Rose brought up the point I was going to make. Chef is usually referred to as someone who has a Culinary degree.

Confectioner refers to someone who does sugar work, but not in the baking capacity.

I call myself the owner. If someone asks what I do, I say I own a bakery. I don't get technical because no one really cares. If I had to describe my trade to children, I'm an artisan baker and confectioner.
post #11 of 14
I am so glad this topic has come up - I was always wondering whether it is cake designer, cake decorator, cake artist, edible artist...... Personally I like cake designer. But what are do people call themselves who are cupcake makers? Cupcake decorators, artists, designers, makers? Do let me know I would love to know what it is the preferred term!
post #12 of 14
Chef just means that you are any cook or the chief cook of your kitchen.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/chef
post #13 of 14
I'm a baker who makes wedding cakes icon_smile.gif
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by sillywabbitz

In call myself a Caker! I do almost all cupcakes and cakes. No breads or pastries so I don't think Baker is right for me personally



I thought I was the only one who called myself a Caker. I'm so glad I'm not alone in this icon_smile.gif
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