Cake Tester

Bake samples of premixes to test the batch prior to packaging.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cake Testers do?

Bakes samples of premixes, such as cake, biscuit, muffin and pancake to test batch prior to packaging: Mixes ingredients and bakes in oven. Examines baked cake for color, texture, and density. Records findings on worksheet and determines if cake passes standards. Issues approval slip for batch meeting standards. Notifies plant chemist if batch does not meet standards. May test ingredients to determine cause of cake failure.

Should I be a Cake Tester?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Brake Tester, Can Tester, Capacitor Tester, Car Tester, Casing Tester, Casting Tester, Circuit Tester, Test Carrier

    How to become a Cake Tester

    Most Cake Testers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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