Bakers and pastry cooks knead, cut, mould, mix and shape dough and pastry goods. They also prepare the pastry fillings, glaze buns and pastries, and decorate cakes.
Baking takes place in the kitchens of commercial food establishments such as patisseries, bakeries, restaurants and cafes. Early morning and late-night shifts are common.
Suits people who can follow recipes, work well within a team and perform under pressure and time constraints.
Membership with the Baking Association of Australia can be useful.