Creativity is the number one requirement to become a successful cake designer. It is a constant requirement to think outside the box and to push the limits of creative cake design. Customers expect to be impressed with the final product. As such, you have to be willing to work hard to develop new design ideas.

Cake designers must also be dedicated to their work. As with any creative profession, having to constantly think of ways to impress the customers can take its toll. Designers must be willing to work long hours and to re-do work when necessary. They are also required to meet specific deadlines. This can become an issue if equipment breaks down or some other unforeseen event occurs. Having the dedication to persevere through difficult challenges can often be the difference between failure and success.

Designers must also possess a degree of business acumen. The majority of them are business owners, and as such, they are required to juggle the creative side with the business side. Customer and employee relations are important issues they have to contend with. Established cake designers often have a small number of employees that work under them, and coordinating the activities of these employees is often a time consuming task. Supplies and equipment also have to be re-ordered when needed. To do this, a designer has to keep an account of how much stock is on hand. Finally, they have to make sure the needs of the customers are being met. This includes honouring deadlines as well as communicating any potential issues or problems with customers.

Multitasking is a required skill, and the ability to shift between multiple roles within the business is very important, as is being able to complete two or more tasks simultaneously while maintaining quality standards.

What are Cake Designers like?


Based on our pool of users, cake designers tend to be predominately artistic people. Take our career test to see what career interest category best describes you.

Cake Designers by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 253 Sokanu users

Are Cake Designers happy?


Cake designers rank highly among careers. Overall they rank in the 77th percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.

Cake Designer Career Satisfaction by Dimension

Percentile among all careers

Education History of Cake Designers

The most common degree held by cake designers is Fine Arts. 5% of cake designers had a degree in fine arts before becoming cake designers. That is over 2 times the average across all careers. Business Management And Administration graduates are the second most common among cake designers, representing 3% of cake designers in the Sokanu user base, which is 0.4 times the average.

Cake Designer Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Cake Designer, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of cake designers % of population Multiple
Fine Arts 4.7% 1.9% 2.4×
Business Management And Administration 2.7% 6.5% 0.4×
English Literature 2.7% 4.9% 0.6×
Culinary Arts 1.6% 0.5% 3.2×
Drama 1.2% 1.1% 1.1×
Communications 1.2% 3.3% 0.4×
Art History 1.2% 0.7% 1.7×
Social Sciences 1.2% 0.5% 2.5×
Sociology 1.2% 2.1% 0.6×
Graphic Design 1.2% 1.3% 0.9×
Cosmetology 1.2% 1.0% 1.1×
Game Design 1.2% 0.2% 7.0×

Cake Designer Education Levels

43% of cake designers have a bachelor's degree. 33% of cake designers have an associate's degree.

No education 2%
High school diploma 21%
Associate's degree 33%
Bachelor's degree 43%
Master's degree 1%
Doctorate degree 0%

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