Need Help With Ideas For A Retirement Cake.

Decorating By Amy729 Updated 25 Feb 2009 , 11:18pm by jguilbeau

Amy729 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 9:13pm
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I was just asked today to do a cake for my mom's retirement party at her work.

Unfortunately I am really super busy and don't have time to research any ideas. So if you have any ideas for me or pictures of any cakes I would be so thankful for you to share them with me!

She doesn't have any hobbies or collect anything special, so all ideas are welcome!


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cakebaker1978 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 12:32am
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What was her job? icon_biggrin.gif

grama_j Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 12:41am
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I did one for a 65th birthday that would work for a retirement too.....

Amy729 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 12:48am
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She retired as a secretary to the treasurer. She was there for 35 years.

Amy729 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 12:49am
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Love your cake!

grama_j Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 12:53am
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Thanks, Amy....... It was a FUN cake, and I don't know if you could use something like that, or if you need something more formal......

Amy729 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 1:57am
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For my mom, I think I would probably want something a little more modern but I do love yours!

Amy729 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 2:04am
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I have NO idea why I typed modern. I really am loosing it. My husband was talking to me while I was typing and for some reason typed modern instead of formal!

So I really meant I think my mom would like something more formal!

Sorry about the confusion, I feel like my brain cells are leaving me daily...

sarahsarah Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 2:11am
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I had a similar problem when I did my Mom's retirement cake. It was hard to find examples, so I designed my own. See the link. We used scrapbooking paper for the base of the centerpieces and I used it as the inspiration for the cake. I just picked a paper that fit my Mom's personality, because she doesn't have many hobbies either!

ladybug76 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 2:16am
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The cake in link below is cheery. You could add a saying to cake board like, "May your retirement blossom with new adventures." That may be corny - but it's late here and that's all the few remaining brain cells I have today could think of!! icon_lol.gif

~ Jaime

kakeladi Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 2:29am
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Though these were made for other occasions would something like one of these work? You don't say how many servings or what type/style you are looking for.

I would probably use the message like: On your retirement, may life's path take you thru roses. Or: on your retirement may you enjoy all things beautiful.....something like that.

tonia3604 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 2:30am
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Maybe you could ask your Mom what she would like to do after she retires, go to the beach, travel, garden, read more...

Whatever she says might give you inspiration for a retirement cake...

for traveling you could find out one favorite destination or do a cake with postcards on it...(make the postcards out of edible images)

just a few ideas that came to mind...

Amy729 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 5:04am
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Thank you all so much for your suggestions! Kakeladi your cakes are all so beautiful.

I really appriciate everyone taking their time to help me! icon_smile.gif

I am leaning towards a tiered cake. Unfortunately, because of bad health, she won't be able to travel or be very active. She is still facing 2 more surgeries in the near future. So it is difficult to come up with a "theme".

And ladybug76, I love that cake also! Very nice design.

jillycakes Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 8:33pm
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Here's a retirement cake I made a few weeks ago. You could change the items on top of the desk to fit your mother's interests.

jguilbeau Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 8:58pm
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Amy729 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 10:45pm
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Jillycakes and jguilbeau,

your cakes are awesome. thank you for posting them to help me!


how did you do the butterflies on the "Lauren's wedding cake"? They are awesome.

Thanks so much!!!!


jguilbeau Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 11:18pm
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Amy729 "Lauren's wedding cake" is not my cake. it was a cake I had saved to my favorites. it is sweet_as_tisse's cake. open the link and click on her screen name below the picture, you can then send her a private message asking how she did the butterfly. I think she used a mold.

Please post a picture of the cake to this thread when it is complete
Good Luck.

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