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Enjoy Your Retirement Cake


Isn't this the dream schedule? Sleep, eat, shop, relax...I'm on board for that! A fun cake to make for a friend or family member who is retiring from the work force, this Enjoy Your Retirement Cake features an updated clock of what can be done with all the new free time! Large enough to feed 42 people, this is a great cake to make for an office party or large retirement party, as it will feed several guests. Decorated using simple decorating techniques, like the shell and dot, this cake is great for those who are new or recently starting cake decorating and it's sure to make an impression on everyone who sees it!
Makes: Cake serves 42.
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Step 1

Ice 1-layer cake tops smooth in white, sides in green and yellow.

Step 2

Using Cake Dividing Set, divide 10 in. cake in 12ths. At division marks, pipe tip 2 numbers. Add tip 2 string clock hands and print tip 2 "tasks".

Step 3

Position 10 in. layer on 16 in. layer.

Step 4

Pipe tip 17 shell top and bottom borders.

Step 5

On 16 in. cake, pipe tip 4 dot confetti on cake sides and add tip 101 string streamers to bottom border.

Step 6

Pipe tip 6 message; overpipe using tip 3.

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10 x 2 in. Round Pan

10 x 2 in. Round Pan

16 x 2 in. Round Pan

16 x 2 in. Round Pan

10 in. Cake Circle

10 in. Cake Circle

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

double thick 18 in. cake board

double thick 18 in. cake board

The Shell is the most popular icing technique of all. It's the basis for many borders, fleurs de lis and more. Lift the tip only slightly when piping to avoid a bumpy look.

Pipe dots for flower centers, faces, figure piping and border effects. When making large dots, lift the tip as you squeeze to allow icing to fill out completely.

Add that special touch to your cake with your special someone´s name.

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Enjoy Your Retirement Cake is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake for a friend's retirement reception.....It was a great success! My friend is also a Mary Kay Director so I changed it alittle by including "Selling Mary Kay products along with shopping, reading, eating, snacking, etc. It was really enjoyed by all. My friends didn't know I could decorate so well and neither did I. This cake gave me the confidence I needed to prove to myself that I actually could decorate very pretty cakes!!! Thanks so much for all the ideas.....
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake for my husband's retirement party. The cake is really easy to do --- except the writing on the clock face. I changed some of the words to meet the things I knew he would do. For example, he is a cat lover and we had 5 cats at the time. So "feed the cats" and "nap with the cats" became two of the items. Other than the clock face, the cake was very easy to do. A little practice with the writing helps for sure.
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a great cake design and got rave reviews at my mom's retirement party. I altered it a bit by using fondant to cover and gumpaste for the decorations which added some time, but the wow factor was out of this world. Shared the final product on my blog http://cupofsugarpinchoflove.blogspot.com/2015/07/time-for-party-and-cake-of-course.html. Love the Wilton ideas, they are always a hit!
Date published: 2015-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake but I switched the theme from retirement to Happy New Year and decorated the top layer as a clock about to strike midnight. I also made some star cookie cutouts, decorated them, and put them on sticks and stuck them through the top layer of the cake and it made a wonderful celebration cake to ring in the new year!
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made this cake for my brother-in-laws retirement. He loved it! The most difficult part was getting the writing the way I wanted it because I made a smaller cake than is in the idea. Putting the numbers on first (12, then 3, then 6, then 9, then the other numbers) made it alot easier! I might try using fondant next time.
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cake was a great success for a friend's retirement party. The difficult part was the writing on the small cake. I found it easiest to place the 12, 6, 3, and 9 in that order before writing the rest of it. It made it easier to get the other numbers in the right places.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from have made several of these cakes for the people at work who have retired. Found that I like to use fondant and paint the side of the cakes in the different colors - suited for men (blues and greens), and pink & yellow for women.
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made this cake for my mother in law. This cake was pretty fun to make. I ended up applying the buttercream using the upside down technique so i could get the two seperate colors on easily.
Date published: 2013-03-11
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