We surveyed 939 cake designers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical cake designer. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a cake designer?

Low

High

Working as a cake designer typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a cake designer?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a cake designer typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a cake designer?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a cake designer. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for cake designers.

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Do cake designers work full-time or part-time?

50% of cake designers work in full-time roles while 50% work part-time.

Is being a cake designer stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst cake designers, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as a cake designer?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be a cake designer.

How competitive is the workplace for cake designers?

Low

High

Cake designers see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being a cake designer require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Cake designers will see frequent time pressure on the job, likely contributing to an occasionally stressful work environment.

Are cake designers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Creativity is intrinsic to being a cake designer, and a highly valuable part of the career.

Do cake designers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally cake designers will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.

Is being a cake designer physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a cake designer may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are cake designers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, cake designers tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being a cake designer require attention to detail?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for cake designers.

Does being a good cake designer require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a cake designer.