Angel Cakes

Now Hiring a Part Time Bakery Assistant

Entry posted August 16th, 2022

We are hiring again! TL/DR: 15-30 hour a week, $17/hr plus tips ($2-4 more per hour), must work some weekends.


Angel Cakes ( is a cupcake bakery in Oakland located between West Oakland BART and Jack London Square, in the historic Gingerbread House building. We also make a variety of cookies, cakes, cake pops, and other baked goods. We have a loyal customer base and have been able to make it through the pandemic rollercoaster so far.

Open position: Part Time Baker/Decorator/Customer Service

This is a 15-30 hour per week job, with additional shifts as needed. The focus being on cupcake decorating, customer service, and cleaning, though you will have the opportunity to learn baking and other skills. Regular set schedule with specific times TBD Tuesday-Friday, plus every other weekend. Our shop can be quite busy, especially on the weekends, and after training an applicant should feel comfortable managing multitasking and managing multiple streams such as in-store customers, phone calls, and third party delivery apps. 

Responsibilities for this position could include:
- Baking cupcakes, cakes, and cookies
- Decorating cupcakes
- Making frostings, fillings, and toppings
- Washing dishes, mopping, and other cleaning tasks
- Maintaining the overall organization and cleanliness of your area
- Working independently from a an assigned work list for each shift
- Communicating effectively with departing/arriving staff during the shift change
- Assisting customers at the front counter and on the phone.

The starting wage is $17/hr plus tips (an additional $2-4 per hour). We also provide paid training, paid lunch breaks, sick time, and some paid holidays. There is opportunity to learn new skills (baking and beyond baking), and every staff person has the chance to create their own signature cupcake flavors. Since we are a small staff, everyone (including the owner) helps with dishes, cleaning, and other dirty work.

No decorating or baking experience is necessary, but experience in a retail environment, at another bakery, or as a home baker is helpful. Paid training will be provided.

Candidates should:
- Be able to stand for several hours
- Be able to lift a 50 lb bag of flour or sugar
- Feel comfortable working on your own without direct supervision
- Commit to being on time for shifts
- Enjoy dessert! If you don’t like sweets this is not a great fit for you!
- Be available on weekends

Covid Protocols
We follow all county guidelines for COVID safety for takeout restaurants, including wearing masks and limiting the number of customers in the store at one time. We ask that all staff be vaccinated. The COVID situation is ever changing, and we will update you with our current protocols at the time we interview.

Angel Cakes is not wheelchair accessible at this time. We offer service to folks with mobility challenges through home delivery and anyone who is not able to enter the store can call for service using the doorbell at the front door or by calling the store phone.

Angel Cakes is a small shop and as the owner, I strive to create an environment where everyone (staff AND customers) feels included, valued, and respected. I believe that Black Lives Matter and that every person has the right to choose their own gender identity and gender expression. I strive to reduce waste through limiting use of plastics and choosing products that are gentle on the environment. I do my best to be a good neighbor and community member through donating to and providing desserts for various social justice efforts. I can provide references from current and former employees.

To apply for this position, please email me, Jen Angel (jen at, with some information on why you would like this position and some things about your work history. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

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