Coolest Nursing Theme Cake

Some people think nursing is just about syringes, injections and all but you’ve got to have brains too. This cake highlights just that. It was done in honor of a lady who brilliantly earned a Phd in Nursing Sciences.

It was fun to make because for the first time  I had to sculpt a stethoscope, band aids, pills, and a pair of scissors out of fondant.  I have a very small oven so I always bake square cakes and  elongate them into rectangular shapes by cutting off the vertical sides to elongate the horizontal base. I used 12 , 11 and 10 inch square cake pans for the books and an 8-inch pan for the nurse blouse.

Basically, to make the books I  covered each rectangle with butter icing  and draped a large piece of fondant over it exceeding a little by the edges to make the book covers. Next I cut out a piece of the  same color and lined it at the bottom to give the book cover a realistic edge. The book sheets were made of white pieces of fondant painted in gold luster dust and the page lines outlined with a knife for a realistic effect.

The nurse blouse was made out of a piece of cake covered in pink fondant. The pockets were trimmed with a toothpick. There was no space for writing  out the name of the celebrant so I had to put it on the pill tube. The letters on the books were cut out with an alphabet cutter. Oops, I almost forgot, the lady was a minister’s wife who believes strongly in God’s  support in her achievement,  that is why a bible tops it all.

It was an interesting venture. Someone almost lifted up the books at the reception venue, He didn’t understand what books were doing on a buffet table. He wanted to take them off. Thank God he was cautioned in time. I hardly get to take the pictures at the reception venue , forgive the mess around.