Friday, September 14, 2012

A UN Farewell Cake

No recipe today. Just a quick post to show off the biggest cake I ever made. A double layer sheet cake.  One of my husband's colleagues was retiring after 25 years of service to the United Nations and I volunteered to make the cake for her retirement party.

I made one layer chocolate cake, one layer golden cake and used chocolate buttercream in between the layers. The cake was crumb coated with vanilla buttercream. 

Homemade marshmallow fondant was colored UN Blue to cover the cake.

Wanting to personalize the cake in a special way, I created a unique seal for the retiree using her name in one corner, the french flag in another (she's French) added a stethoscope (she's a doctor) and a bottle of champagne in the forth panel.

Everything was enclosed by replicating the distinctive UN leaves pattern and topped off with Bonne Chance in fondant letters.

The cake was a big hit but the best part was the lovely thank you email I received from the recipient.


  1. Beautiful! What a wonderful gift for her to have receieved. She must have been thrilled with your thoughtful creation! Any pics of the inside?

  2. What a great cake! Well done Lora, and please also rely our thanks to Agnes for her years of service!

  3. What a send-off for Agnes! Bravo, Lora. This looks wonderful and love the sound of that marshmallow fondant too.

  4. Congratulations to Agnes on her retirement. 25 years with the UN...Wonderful! No doubt your cake was a big hit with everyone, it is just lovely and so touching how you personalized everything for Agnes.

  5. That's one creative and beautiful cake! Send me a slice ;)

  6. Yes... some inside pics. That was one big cake! How many did it serve?


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