I made this retirement cake for my friend’s mum who was retiring as a district nurse. The Victoria sponge cake was covered with white fondant icing, everything else was made with fondant icing colored and strengthened with Tylo powder. The nurse was made in sections starting with the legs then the skirt, body, arms and finally the head and hair. It’ always best to make the nurse and other items beforehand, I made these approx a week before so that they could set and that makes them easier to handle.

The other detail, plasters, case, pill container and blood pressure machine were all made from various colored fondant icing and the pills were mini smarties.