The average Cake Decorator salary is$25,660 per year,or $12.34 per hour,in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum,the bottom 10% to be exact,make roughly $19,000 a year,while the top 10% makes $33,000. As most things go,location can be critical.
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How do cake decorators charge for their services?
Instead of charging their clients an hourly fee, independent cake decorators set a per-slice fee for wedding cakes and charge extra for special artistry services. Out of the fees collected, the decorator pays her overhead, which includes decorating equipment; cake pedestals, fountains and columns; and cake ingredients.
What are the skills needed to decorate a cake?
Fondant is also used along with spun sugar to make flowers, figures and other sculptural elements to place on top of a cake. Being able to write legibly with frosting is an important cake decorating skill. Some cake decorators also use airbrushes to paint on a decorated cake.
What does a cake decorator do?
Some cake decorators also use airbrushes to paint on a decorated cake. Many decorators are also bakers who make cakes, cupcakes and cookies from scratch and then add decoration. Those who work for large commercial bakeries may specialize in decorating only.
How much do bakers make a year?
In 2017, the median annual salary for bakers was $25,690. This is the wage at which half of bakers earn more and half earn less. The highest paid 10 percent earned more than $39,830 while the lowest 10 percent earned less than $19,320.