Designers typically own small shops from which they work and produce their cakes. A large workspace for baking, assembling and decorating cakes is required. A commercial quality oven is typically used. Busy cake designers work long hours and weekends to fulfill the demands of their customers, and long stretches of work without sitting down or taking a break is fairly common.
Cake designers often hire assistants, as there are usually a series of different jobs being completed or planned at the same time. Typically, all hands are often working together in an assembly line fashion to make sure the cake is created and delivered on time.