Bakers can be expected to handle any number of jobs as they work to prepare baked goods such as breads cakes and cookies. While some bakers prepare several types of baked goods others prefer to specialize in one particular kind—pastries for example.

An average day for a baker may involve using a recipe to mix ingredients and prepare dough or batter with several machines and tools. They will also have to use ovens, fryers, and other machines to complete the process. Baking happens every day of the week, and work times can vary from early mornings to late nights. All of this is expected to be done while maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and safety.