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In the olden days, baking started as a method of food preparation using heat on hot stones or in hot ashes. However, the modern-day baking style has changed, and bakers use dry heat or the oven for baking purposes. The most commonly baked food is bread. Recent times have transformed the baking industry through specific evolving trends, with cookies, puffs, desserts, pizzas, and cakes as everyday items for baking apart from bread. These items do not limit baking because, in general, all kinds of food can be baked. Heat transforms the batter and the dough into having a firm, dry crust for a soft centre. Baking is also combined with grilling for a barbecue variant, produced by using both these methods. These methods are related because the concept of a masonry oven goes hand in hand with a smoke pit. Initially, baking was not industrialized; women traditionally performed it at home for regular meals. Later, the process developed, and production was industrialized.

Baking is simultaneously a work of art and remains fundamental in the economic and cultural domain. One who picks up baking as a profession is known as a baker, and food items that have been baked are called baked goods. Baked items are generally small in size, mainly when these items include meat and vegetables. A range of food items with varying tastes can be produced through baking, including delicate items like eggs. The entire baking process requires attention, control, and specific time limits.

Commercial baking is widespread today, and the baking industry witnessed massive marketing success, especially with the making of snacks such as crisps or potato chips. Baking is also a good alternative for deep frying as it reduces fat and calorie content. The texture and aroma of baked goods are enormously appealing too.

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Baking Degrees:

Bakers typically learn and gain hands-on experience through degree or certificate courses in Vocational and Skilled Trades. They can work in specialty bakeries or industrial settings. Skilled bakers specialising in advanced decorating can work in industries that produce artistic wedding cakes and vice versa. Though this profession does not require formal education, it requires formal experience and recognized skills in baking and decorating. Degree programs or certificate courses in baking or related fields such as culinary arts are preferred. Baking is a good fit for people who are interested in culinary arts and visual arts. In the commercial sector, bakers often bake large numbers of baked foods for mass distribution.

Specialisations

Bakers typically learn and gain hands-on experience through degree or certificate courses in Vocational and Skilled Trades. They can work in specialty bakeries or industrial settings. Skilled bakers specialising in advanced decorating can work in industries that produce artistic wedding cakes and vice versa. Though this profession does not require formal education, it requires formal experience and recognized skills in baking and decorating. Degree programs or certificate courses in baking or related fields such as culinary arts are preferred. Baking is a good fit for people who are interested in culinary arts and visual arts. In the commercial sector, bakers often bake large numbers of baked foods for mass distribution.

Throwing Caps

Bread
Cakes
Cookies
Crackers
Donuts
Healthy Baking
Gluten-Free Baking
Organic Baking
Pie
Pastries
Tortillas
Pizzas
Frozen Desserts
Frosting
Icing

Custard
Candies
Chocolate Confections
Creative Cooking
Sponge Making
Decorating
Advanced Decorating
Complex Artistic Decorations
Time Management
Customer Service
Numeracy
Creativity

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Employability

Most bakers prefer advanced cake decorating for multi pathways in their career prospects. Such specialty includes cake construction and decorating with edible and inedible decorations. In this regard, multi-tiered cakes can be structured using heavy bags of ingredients, fully cooked cakes, and vats of batter. The structuring of multi-tiered cakes yields the best results and productivity through teamwork.
The employability rate for bakers is expected to grow by 5% in the coming years, as the world evolves and celebrations grow, career paths in this field are lucrative. People with creative skills and interest in baking can work as part-timers or full-timers at a bakery, restaurant, industry, hotel, canteen, airlines, or institutional foodservice providers. Besides this, a baker can also run a private bakery. Baking creates room for food experiments and simultaneously helps one to develop baking skills for establishing the business. A baker performs significant tasks, including cleaning and maintaining baking equipment, checking ingredients, training or supervising other workers, preparing the budget for purchase and supplies, and making quality and quantity decisions based on demand.

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    Some of the job titles of a baker include:
    Head Baker
    Artisan Baker
    Commis Baker
    Assistant Baker
    Bread Baker
    Cake Baker
    Cake Decorator
    Trainee
    Apprentice Baker
    Executive Pastry Chef
    Pastry Chef
    Baker Patissier

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    Mentioned below are some of the top recruiting agencies for bakers:
    Bikanerwala Foods
    Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd
    Bakers Oven
    Defence Bakery
    Cure Foods Private Limited
    Kookie Jar
    Old Madras Baking Company
    Glen's Bakehouse
    Nik Bakers
    Kayani Bakery
    Theobroma