Coolest Retirement Garden Cake for Teacher

I made this Retirement Garden Cake for Teacher for a long time staff member who was retiring from the daycare center where my children went. I chose a garden theme because she enjoys gardening and I felt that gardening was symbolic of how our children grow. I used 6, 8 and 10 inch pans for the cake.

I used two Duncan Hines yellow cake mixes, following the directions on the box. Then I separated the batter into 6 different bowls dying each one a different color. 6 inch pans takes 2 cups of batter. 8 inch pan takes 4 cups. 10 inch pan takes 6 cups. I poured the batter into the pans starting with red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. I baked the cakes, cooled, removed from pans and froze overnight.

I made a double batch of Wilton’s butter cream frosting (thin). I frosted each cake separately and stacked them together lining them up in the back so that I would have room to write on the cake. I put green colored sugar sprinkles on bottom cake. I used tip 233 for the grass. Tip 3 for writing the words. I used tip 1A to pipe body for child. Heads are sold by Wilton in a 4 pack. I got the saying “Inch by Inch, Row by Row, You Helped Our Children Grow” from the “Garden Song” that my children listen to on “That Baby” CD.

Homemade Retirement Garden Cake for Teacher