Cake decorating takes time and team work. From mixing ingredients to building the cake. Always on ones feet to have access to the tools one needs. Helping each other when something get tough or just for an opinion.
The clients thoughts and ideas are always important. Without good feedback the business fails. If the Customer is pleased, they come back. They refer friends, family, and co-workers. Not only does it build the business up but also success. Feedback is always good, knowing where to fix weak points and also knowing where the strengths of the business are.
Being artistic is very important. A client may have an idea of what they want for their cake, but may not have a picture drawn out for the decorator. Being able to give them a visuals or ideas of what they might want, can help both the client and the decorator in creating a master piece.
Duff Goldman said "If all I hired were cake decorators, our cakes would just look like cakes that people decorate. Artists just think in different ways." Cake Decorating isn't just about a job. It's about a passion and love of what cake decorating is. The enjoyment of creating something others will appreciate as well.
Organization. To be good at any job one must always have some type of organization. Having everything you need at hand for cake decorating is very important. Whether it be to finish or to fix a part of the cake.
Cake Decorators are requires to have basic baking skills. There are also some decorators that must have a background in culinary arts. The more knowledgeable of the culinary field one has the more opportunities they are given and have a higher salary.
Creativity. Cakes can be simple, classic, and elegant. But there are also times where thinking outside of the box comes in handy. Instead of having a classical wedding or birthday cake, people ask for unique designs.
Cake Decorating has many small aspects that add up to make a wonderful cake. The tools becoming a big part of it all. There are the colors, the flavors, and even the shape of how the cake is suppose to be.