Happy Retirement cake

I was asked to make a retirement cake for a very special person retiring from a working life of helping others, completing her final day at Marie Curie Hospice.  It was an honour to make the cake, and knowing Ana as I do I know she loves cake so would appreicate it on all levels!

I have made a few cakes on a doctor/nurse theme and always enjoy making them.  The cake was shaped as a scrubs top in the colours Ana had to wear at work.  All nursing tops need a nurses watch too, with a pen in the pocket.

The cake was a chocolate sponge with salted caramel buttercream.

Nurses top

Leaving work to pursue her dream and train as a nurse – Good luck Carmel!


An email came round work letting us know about the collection being held for one of our HR girls who was leaving work.  I replied asking if it would be ok to do a cake as my contribution as we could have a themed cake we can present to her on her last day – any excuse for cake!!


Carmel is heading off to pursue her dream to be a nurse; therefore the theme was set we just needed a design.  I have previously done a doctors coat cake and a nurse cake so I fancied doing something different and when doing a cake for fun you get to be a bit more experimental or do something different.

Carmel's nursing cake for leaving work

I decided to go for a simple round cake with some models on as I really fancied making a nurse’s hat and plasters!  I had seen lots of cakes with them on whilst on google looking at ideas and it was the hat and plasters that stood out as fun to do.

We presented Carmel with her cake on the last day and she commented that it was the nicest looking cake she had ever been given – thanks Carmel!   

We wish her all the success in her new exciting adventure and hope to ‘not’ see her soon as if we do it may mean we are in hospital requiring treatment from her!

Vanilla Sponge with butterscotch buttercream filling.