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Top 20 Cake Decorator Interview Questions

Question 1 of 22
How long do you foresee yourself working at this bakery, if hired?
User-Submitted Answers
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Until I would go to university.
2.
I see myself here for as long as 4 years.
3.
I am 55 now so till I retire.
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I make my mind to work in best shop of our city. One know once I start working here I will go for long term.
Question 2 of 22
What do you like most about being a cake decorator?
User-Submitted Answers
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Decorating a cake is like bringing my imagination to reality, I see my finished cake in my mind and then start decorating.. Its my passion..
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The creativity, the teamwork, the satisfaction of pleasing a customer.
3.
The joy on the clients face.
4.
I like the creativity and detail of being a cake decorator. However, the most important aspect is making clients happy for their special events.
Question 3 of 22
Why should we hire you?
User-Submitted Answers
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Because I have plenty to bring to the table.
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Cous I am a hard working always on time and have the speed for the job.
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I have retail experience which means I can hit the ground running. I have basic skills in cake decirating which can be built on by practice and experience and my ability to become a good member of the team means I can be relied upon.
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Experience retail. Good relationships keen quick to learn.
Question 4 of 22
What do you find most challenging about being a cake decorator?
User-Submitted Answers
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The challenge of meeting customer expectations. It is a good challenge that always keeps me on my toes.
2.
Every cake if different and a challenge to do some times.
3.
Applying cake frosting and decoration and then meet customers satisfaction.
4.
Coming up with new designs and creations. But although it's challenging, it's fun and it is rewarding.
Question 5 of 22
How many years experience do you have with cake decorating?
User-Submitted Answers
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More than 10 including my time at Imperial Bakery and Giant Eagle.
2.
This is my first job but I bake simple cakes for my family.
3.
Personal years of cake decorating include about 6. I started around 2010, but 2012 is when I really got into it.
4.
Professionally, Zero. Although I have been decorating cakes for friends and family for several years.
Question 6 of 22
Have you ever had a rude customer? How did you deal with them?
User-Submitted Answers
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I am actually a calm person with lot of patience.. I try to calm the customer an listen to him and offer the best of what I can do.
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In any situation like this you cannot take it personally. So when this happens it is sometime more important to listen than talk.
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I will be polite in any case.
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Stay calm and ask whats the problem and how can I fix it.
Question 7 of 22
What makes you the best candidate for this job?
User-Submitted Answers
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I am hardworking, passionate about baking and thirst to learn more.
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My creative personality. My team spirit and my loyalty.
3.
I am happy, I have a thing about timekeeping, and trustworthy.
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I am a hard working person, love creativity, good team worker. Finish my job on time, honest.
Question 8 of 22
What different frosting methods do you know how to use?
User-Submitted Answers
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Buttercream, fondant and gum paste.
2.
Buttercream, ganache, fondant.
3.
I know two methods, frosting with paper towel and upside down.
4.
I know how to dirty ice, I know how to smooth frosting out and make it look nice, I know how to pipe, I am starting to learn how to do lettering.
Question 9 of 22
Where did you learn your frosting techniques?
User-Submitted Answers
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I took a class but Social Media played a major role in learning Frosting Techniques.
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I first learned at Kemerovo Institute of Food Science and Technology and the Imperial Bakery in Russia. More recently I used the techniques at Giant Eagle and also completed several courses with Wilton.
3.
At home ideas off you tube.
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Researching tutorials and watching peers.
Question 10 of 22
How important is it for you to get this job at our bakery?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Baking and Decorating Cakes is my passion.. I want to explore more and want to work and bake and decorate more cakes.
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I love to work and we our relocating here. So, I am excited about this opportunity an this job is important to me.
3.
Very, I have been decorating cakes at home for 20 years and would love a job here.
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Very important because it is best cake shop in our city. I will feel privileged if I work here.

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Question 11 of 22
Tell me about a time you went above and beyond for a customer? What did they request?
User-Submitted Answers
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I don't believe in above and beyond. I am here to serve customer needs. In one case a bakery did not come through on a wedding cake and the customer came in to my store in a panic to get us to make one on short notice. I worked it into my schedule and got the cake to the wedding.
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Someone wanted a cake a wasn't sure what she wanted I made her a two tier super hero cake with 20 matching cupcakes and she was delighted.
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Its my first job so I will come early and if to meet customer values of money I have to stay late I will.
4.
I was told to just pressure wash the drive way of a residence because the customer couldn't afford to have the whole house done, so I did the drive way and washed the house for free.
Question 12 of 22
Are you efficient with your time?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes, I am attentive to my work and this helps me be efficient. Running my own business in Russia and keeping another full-time job at the same time demanded that I be efficient.
2.
Yes I plan my cake making.
3.
I am. I take the time allotted, make a plan and get it done.
4.
I am very good at managing my time. I set time frames for myself when reviewing what projects need to be done and I ensure that I am keeping to my schedule.
Question 13 of 22
Do you work well under pressure?
User-Submitted Answers
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Pressure does not bother me. There are times that a lot of orders come in and I need to apply myself to the job.
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Yes I try and do my best.
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I always focus on my work. I always pay attention m in pressure or not. So I always good under presure.
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I work great under pressure. In fact sometimes, maybe even better when I'm under pressure!
Question 14 of 22
What do you like least about being a cake decorator?
User-Submitted Answers
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Decorating and making costomers happy.
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My least favorite thing about cake decorating is trimming down the edges of the cake.
3.
Watching a cake go to waste if not purchased.
4.
I would have to say, just being around the sweets in general. I'm actually not a "dessert" person. Although I love creating, I actually don't like to eat cake or cookies.
Question 15 of 22
What is the most difficult part of being a cake decorator?
User-Submitted Answers
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I dont find it difficult at all.
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Assembling big cake to the venue and making it upto the customers requirement.
3.
Producing a design the customer demands but you are not happy with.
4.
The pressure of getting things perfect for my clients.
Question 16 of 22
What is the most rewarding part of being a cake decorator?
User-Submitted Answers
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Get to use my imagination and be creative.
2.
The Satisfaction when client appreciates when sees the finished cake..
3.
Completing a cake. Meeting with customers.
4.
The sanctification I get when I see a finished product and the expression of client when they see their cakes.
Question 17 of 22
Are you a detail oriented person?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes, to a large extent. However, I also know that we have may have many orders so, I balance my detailed side with getting the job done.
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Yes I notice everything and keep checking until I am not satisfied.
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I definitely am. Details are important. But I also do not like to mull over details, it is important to being observant but also finish in a timely manner.
4.
Yes, I'm a perfectionist person and very nitpick.
Question 18 of 22
What will you bring to the table if we hire you?
User-Submitted Answers
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My best work will be chocalate cake design in fondant icing.
2.
In addition to experience and education, I am a loyal employee who will be there when you need me. I always come in when I am called to do so.
3.
I will bring my creativity extordinary talent and new ideas.
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It is a fact that I am a well educated person but apart of it I will showcase my honesty and loyality in front of you, when ever this company needs me I will be here on time.
Question 19 of 22
Tell me about a time you were unable to satisfy a customer.
User-Submitted Answers
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Somthing that they asked and we dont have.
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I had to make this photo cake.. N it was raing heaveally that day.. So till the cake reached the customer the photo caught moisture and was smeared.
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After running my own retail business in Russia I am very good at meeting customer needs. I find it very important not to tell customers no in a way that would disappoint them but have learned to make suggestions to guide them to a place where I can help them.
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I cannot recall not satisfying a customer.
Question 20 of 22
Do you work well on a team?
User-Submitted Answers
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F course. You have to work well with a team to be a cake decorator. I must rely on bakers and clerks to get my job done. However, I am also good with working alone on my part of a project.
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Yes very well I am a very nice person to be around and work I get alone with everyone.
3.
Yes im used to working in a team and get on well with most people.
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Yes I a good team worker.
Question 21 of 22
Do you manage your time well?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes, I do. I am never late for work and when I am there I do not wast time. In Russia I had my own business and a full time job at the same time. I learned the importance of time management.
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Yes and plan for the next cake.
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Yes it is always my priority to finish everything on time.
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I like to think I do, at the beginning of a work day or a set amount of tasks I will usually write a to-do list to have a clear vision of what I have planned in my time allotted.
Question 22 of 22
Why did you choose to become a cake decorator?
User-Submitted Answers
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Because it is a creative occupation, where you get immediate satisfaction through the appreciation shown by clients.
2.
I have allways make my childrens cake when they was tiny and enjoyed doing it.
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Because its fun and I love doing it.
4.
Because it allows me to use my artist ability to make great treats.

About Cake Decorator

January 27th, 2017

A Cake Decorator is in charge of decorating cakes for a bakery or any kind of grocery store with a bakery inside. Cake Decorators will be asked to do more than just decorate a cake, they should be able to warmly greet any customer and consult with the customer about what kind of cake design they would like.

A successful cake decorator should be able to competently design a variety of cakes, from wedding cakes to frozen cakes. They should know how to operate basic kitchen equipment, like a mixer. They should be able to check on product inventory and replace expiring products with new products. A bonus for any cake decorator would be sales experience. Being able to upsell cakes and other bakery products would be a huge value added for any employer.

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