Hand Icer

Cover baked goods with icings, frostings, or glazes.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hand Icers do?

Covers baked goods with icing, frosting, or glaze by hand: Spreads icing evenly over surface of solid baked goods, using spatula. Builds up layer cakes by spreading icing or filling between layers and then icing outer surface. Applies glaze or thin icings to sweet rolls, fruit cake, speciality breads, and other items, using brush. May sprinkle chocolate chips, shredded coconut, chopped nuts, or other decorative materials over baked goods. May mix icings. May pack iced products in cartons. May be designated according to product iced as Bread Icer; Cake Icer; Doughnut Icer; Pie Icer; Roll Icer.

Should I be a Hand Icer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Bread Icer, Brusher, Hand, Bun Icer, Doughnut Icer, Icer, Hand, Pie Icer, Roll Icer

    How to become a Hand Icer

    Most Hand Icers 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:9bbaaa&chl=no+college+%2894%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,94,94
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