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This is a four-layer, white cake with the kalhua raspberry cream filling recipe. (See recipe section of this site.) I used whipped cream to ice and decorate the cake. I thawed out frozen raspberries for the garnishing.

The cake was made for a gentleman who is diabetic.
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By ameena
Apr 13, 2005
I made this cake for my dad's retirement. With my husbands help I made an 18 hole golf course, each hole has a major acheivement in my dads life. It was a hit at the party and noone wanted to cut it.
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By cocakedecorator
Apr 13, 2005
I found out the major points of Bob's life from his wife-took some tidbits from his co-workers and just made his road of life! Started with "IT'S A BOB-i  made "BOB" by taking picture of him attaching it to a fondant body-travelling his road--he was thrilled and very appreciative-he is not the typical "retirement cake" kind of guy!
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By nanni
Apr 13, 2005
1/2 chocolate, 1/2 carrot cake with cream cheese icing.  Tools are molded chocolate.  Tool pouch is fondant.
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By marknrox
Apr 24, 2005
i decided to make a play on the word kinder"garden"- i made it all out of fondant- the cake was a hit! no-one wanted to cut it but they were glad when they did yum!
i wrote "what wonders you have grown" on the top
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By all4god
Jun 16, 2005
For a fisherman's retirement.  Cakes baked in jelly mold for basic shape, covered in fondant and luster-dusted.  Sugar shells, starfish, lobster and royal-icing corals.  Scales made with back of icing tip, fins are thinly rolled & scored fondant.
All on a bed of "seaweed" (lettuce).
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By navyseawitch
Jul 24, 2005
This is my first BCT - 2nd attempt!  I got carried away with the size of the picture because the first try was too small and couldn't help but run some of the details together - this one kinda takes up the whole cake!!  This is the first large sheet cake I've done as well (two 13X9 side by side).
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By fytar
Jul 28, 2005
This cake was made for a close friend's retirement party.  The theme of the party was red and purple hats (I think she's going to start a chapter of Red Hat Society).  The hat is a ball pan cake, covered in fondant, and BC frosting.  The cake is a 3-layer, white/lemon marble with lemon pudding frosting.
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By momsandraven
Apr 16, 2005
"6" and "5" each carved from a 9X13 yellow cake.  Iced in buttercream with fondant and white chocolate decorations.  I must thank DianeLM from the LC site for this wonderful idea!  It has milestones of her life from her birth, her kids and grandkids, favourite past time, marriage and retirement.
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By tripletmom
Sep 9, 2005
11" x 14" vanilla bean sheet cake w/ chocolate mousse filling, buttercream frosting, chocolate frosting to make the blackboard, words free hand written w/ icing ((the royal icing words kept breaking!!))
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By finally928
Sep 11, 2005
I made this retirement cake for one of my husband's soldiers.  I was really, really sick from a sinus and allergy infection so it was hard to get the quartermaster symbol right and I did not finish the cake until two hours before the ceremony.  Made my husband nervous.  I was not at all happy with it.
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By jlvmorales
Sep 25, 2005
This is a cut-out cake that I made for a retirement party. I used two square pans so I had two flavors. I drew out a template and cutout the cake and then outlined the design in dark grey buttercream and filled in with buttercream. The bottom border is done with a bag striped with blue and red and filled with white buttercream to get the tri-color effect.
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By HeatherMari
Sep 26, 2005
Make this for an Army Colonel's retirement.  The Crest was a FBCT.
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By cakecre8tor
Oct 2, 2005
This was a 9"x13" vanilla/choc cake with buttercream icing. It was for a surprise retirement party and had a 2nd cake with it.
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By HeatherMari
Oct 10, 2005
This is the continuation of the bingo cake. It was a 9"x13" carrot cake with cream cheese icing and buttercream decorations.
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By HeatherMari
Oct 10, 2005
One day when my husband came home from work, he said to me -- one of my managers is retiring, wouldn't it be nice if you did a cake for him?!  I said ok, when do you need it?? he said tomorrow!!!  Isn't this the way it is with husbands!   It didn't turn out to bad for one day notice!
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By golfgma
Oct 10, 2005
The tool box on top is made out of cake and covered with fondant.  The tools were molded out of chocolate and covered with silver luster dust.
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By willowk
Aug 14, 2005
They wanted balloons and confetti.  This is what I came up with.  I used tip 10 for the balloons.  The confetti is crushed colored chocolate sprinkles.
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By talmas
Oct 26, 2005
The Malibu Rum bottle is Rum flavored cake and delicious if you love rum!  The bottle is covered in MMF.  This really was not as hard to make as I thought it would be!
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By creativecakesbychristine
Oct 27, 2005
My boss was retiring and my depy asked if I could do a cake. He is a HUGE Star Trek nut (as am I:)) so I came up with a simple yet masculine cake for him. The symbol is a Star Trek symbol with the state of VA in the center. Everybody loved it!
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By dragonwarlord1969
Nov 19, 2005
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By Aitza
Dec 7, 2005
Retirement cake for an elementary school P.E. teacher. Edible image on top of a 12x18 sheet cake.
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By traci
Dec 11, 2005
Marble cake with milk chocolate ganache!  Don't much like doing these boring cakes but that's what the secretary of the Naval Hospital wants!!
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By cakemommy
Dec 16, 2005
This is the Chief Retirement cake with the anchors.  Marble cake with milk chocolate ganache!
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By cakemommy
Dec 16, 2005
Dark chocolate fudge cake iced in vanilla/almond buttercream and basketweaved with chocolate buttercream icing.  My first try with basketweave outside of class.
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By futurecakepro
Jan 7, 2006
Buttermilk Chocolate cake with vanilla custard filling and decorator icing!  Rope is MMF dusted with super gold!
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By cakemommy
Jan 12, 2006
Thank you to everyone on CC who helped me with this cake.  A special mention to Squirrely who really helped me out (almost live) when I was making whimsical cakehouse icing for this cake for the first time.  The cake is for about 50 ppl...it's 2 9x13's put together.
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By cakefairy18
Jan 20, 2006
Made for a retirement at my work.  Piping Gel Transfer all Buttercream.  I wasn't happy that my I let the turtle crust before I could smooth him better.  Everyone at work said that it made look rough like a real turtle would have.  11x15 devil's food.  I still have a hard time with my icing picking up choc cake crumbs! :(  I will post an up close of the turtle.  This is the Snapper (mower) turtle logo.
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By CTamiLynn
Jan 28, 2006
Royal Icing picture.  On such detailed stuff like this I like to use the royal icing as opposed to the FBCT - I've had some of my fbct outlines run together so I didn't want to risk it.  This is a double layer 13X9.  Had to make the badge as large as I could so that I could get the details in there...ended up taking up the whole cake!
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By fytar
Feb 10, 2006
This cake was for a friend's retirement party.  She has a lot of cats and she really liked this cake.  She saved all the cats off the top and took them home to her daughter.  This was a white almond sour cream cake, raspberry filling with white and chocolate buttercream icing and royal icing daisies and drop flowers.
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By cindy6250
Feb 10, 2006
I did this for a a doctor's retirement. I was disappointed in my writing, but overall thought it turned out nice.
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By cindy6250
Feb 12, 2006
11x15 yellow with chocolate ganache/mousse filling. Buttercream roses and royal icing daisies and violets.
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By tobycat
Feb 25, 2006
This was for a man at my Grandma's church. The only request was to make it look like it was for a man. No frills or flowers.
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By tayakaleb
Feb 27, 2006
Not happy with how this cake turned out.  So many mistakes!  They probably won't even notice so it'll do.
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By cakemommy
Mar 2, 2006
two oval cakes for two retiring members of the local department of Education.  She was a gardener, he liked music.  These were made for the retirees to take home to their families after the party (the large cake that looks llke a chalkboard w/ LOTS of writing on it was the party cake)
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By finally928
Oct 14, 2005
For dad's retirement party I created this one. Merely inspired by charmcitycakes - and with some help and encouragement of bulldog. 2 stack cake, the green is rolled fondant - the grey is mmf. First time on MMF and I loved using it! On the screws I added some silver dust.
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By Biebelenyip
Mar 9, 2006
Sheet with frosting sheet pix on gumpaste plaques; fondant molded pig.  He was going to travel and play w/grandkids so that's what the pix show:)  Size of cake is 24x16x2; it is iced in buttercream
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By kakeladi
Mar 12, 2006
This was made for a retirement party but I think it is much more suited to a bridal shower.  It is a half sheet white cake with strawberry cheesecake filling and fondant flowers and butterflys dusted with petal and luster dusts in blue and lavendar with a marbled fondant plaque.  The writing was done my the grand child of the person who retired.  It was a perfect match to the napkins that were printed right down to the blue on blue background pattern.  Everyone was wowed I was very proud.
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By phoohbear
Mar 12, 2006
1/2 Chocolate BC, 1/2 Vanilla BC.  Bed is a loaf pan, marble cake with chocolate BC filling, covered in MMF.  Sleeping man, blanket, etc. is all MMF.  Sheep are also MMF suspended on florist wire.
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By ChrisJ
Mar 14, 2007
I made this out of rich fruit cake. The seat of the chair was a whole 8 inch fruit cake, the arms of the chair was made from a 4 inch fruit cake cut in half, and the backrest of the arm chair was made from a square 4 inch fruit cake and a round 4 inch fruit cake. I cut the round in half and placed eitherside of the 4 inch square cake to make the backrest rounded at the corners. This cake was a replica of a friends favourite chair, so was the cat!!
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By lauracox79
Mar 26, 2006

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