Bakers follow and create recipes that they follow to mix and bake ingredients in order to create a variety of baked goods, such as breads, pastries and other flour-based items. Bakers can either sell these products directly through their own business or they can work for retailers such as restaurants and food service companies. Depending on their workplace, bakers can also be responsible for ordering ingredients. Baker responsibilities include opening the bakery early in the morning, mixing dough, preparing fillings and glazing pastries. To be successful in this role, you should have work experience as a Baker and be able to decorate cakes using creative techniques.