Retirement cake with peonies

Such a lot of details to be included on this retirement cake, which I made for a very special colleague and friend. I had to include: her doctoral thesis, her love of gardening, peonies (her favourite flower), ballet, reading, her little dog, Shakespeare and theatre.

So, the base tier is cake and made to look like a garden crate. I used powder and paint to get the effect I wanted.

The book tier is dummy and is airbrushed.

The next tier is also a dummy and was made to look like a ceramic planter and I made little plaques to incorporate ballet shoes and theatre masks.

The flower pot tier is made of RKT and is airbrushed and brushed with dust to get an aged effect.

The models are made from Saracino modelling paste.

I’m in love with this cake!

Tools: airbrush

Tags: retirement

Elaine

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21 Comments

Dragana ...

Wonderful cake and all the details!

Elaine - Ginger Cat Cakery ...

thank you! x

Magda's Cakes (Magda Pietkiewicz) ...

Beautiful ❤

Elaine - Ginger Cat Cakery ...

Thank you x

Karen's Cakes And Bakes. ...

Love all the work and detail in this and bet your colleague did too.x

Elaine - Ginger Cat Cakery ...

She did! Thanks Karen x

June ("Clarky's Cakes") ...

Wonderful…Terrific details…

Elaine - Ginger Cat Cakery ...

thank you – I loved making it x

Tortolandia ...

Wonderful! Looks fantastic!

Ivon ...

Amazing and so beautiful!!!! Excellent work!! 👍🏻😍

Raquel García ...

Lovely work!!!

Elaine - Ginger Cat Cakery ...

Thank you for your lovely comments x

Goreti ...

Beautiful

Calli Creations ...

So beautifully done! Love it all

Elaine - Ginger Cat Cakery ...

Thank you x

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