• Bakers can make a good living but it is very hard work and very early and long hours. I used to be one and started work at 3am. My first task was to whip up over 100lbs of pie dough, then a couple hundred lbs of donut dough. Tough work. The cake decorators made the most but also worked the longest.
  • You know, a while ago I would have told you to go into something else, because it is sort of true that only a few bakers make a lot of money, However, my insight on that has changed. I'm going to tell you to do whatever it is that makes you happy. Forget about the money, it shouldn't be about the money. Many people have a living doing something that they actually love doing and don't care that they don't live a luxurious lifestyle. You know why? Because they're happy...and when it comes down to it, that's all that matters. And all that should matter. I'm not saying to be a baker for free or anything haha, but just do what makes you happy and that allows you to live comfortably at the same time. Good luck!
  • This trade is a dying art as more and more companies offer "artisan" beads out of the freezer. Even when you go to Whole Foods, the bread is "re-freshed" in the oven for about 15-20 minutes. It is more cost-effective for them than staffing a full bakery which can produce volumes. My suggestion is to pursue your baking career, but specialize it. "Niche-ing" is in. Take a look at what is out there. Perhaps there is an age-old recipe in your family that you could market. Being a baker is hard work. You can start out small now-a-days by working in a commercial kitchen to produce your product. You can sell it at the many farmer's markets around your town. It's a start and it definitely could be done. Now you probably won't become a millionaire from this, most bakers LOVE their business and that's what it takes to be successful. You can also visit for more info.
  • i think you should do it if thats what you want to do

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