I thought this would be a fun cake to share around back to school season. This cake was made for a special teacher to celebrate her retirement. Her husband wanted to surprise her with a great cake, so he called me and gave me freedom to design whatever I wanted. At first I was going to design a pretty cake with flowers and sparkle, but I quickly changed my mind. It had to be a cake celebrating her great career!
I covered the cake board in a thin layer of black royal icing. Once it was dry, I painted “Congrats Judy” with white gel food color to look like a chalk board. I included a piece of fondant chalk nearby. The apple is made from rice crispy treats covered in red fondant.
I love making book cakes now, it’s my new obsession! My first book cake was made for a graduation, and I couldn’t wait to make another one. I made the bottom tier a simple green to compliment the apple. I called that one “lesson plan”. The top tier is meant to look like a marble notebook. I used a clean and new kitchen sponge dipped in black gel food coloring to dab on the marbled design. I really like how it turned out!
A school themed cake would not be complete without a ruler, number 2 pencil, rubber eraser, and wide ruled paper. I gave Judy an A+, congratulations on your retirement!
7 thoughts on “Teacher Retirement Cake”
so cool!! especially love the chalkboard idea!
Really terrific and so much better than drugstore toilet water or another vanilla-scented candle! LOL
I love the lined paper! Beautiful cake!
You’ve done it again! This is incredible!
Love the notepaper! You get a+!
Hi there, lovely cake, if you do not mind, please can you tell me how you made the notepads stand on the cake. Thanks
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