Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Nurse's Week Cake - Happy Birthday Florence Nightingale!

Happy Nurse's Week to all my fellow Nurses!

Many of you may not know this, but when I'm not crafting I'm probably working at the Cross Cancer Institute. I have been a RN there for over 16 years, and have loved every minute of it. My patients and coworkers have made that possible, truly they are simply the best! 

I was honored to be asked by our Local CCI Union Reps to make a cake for this week's festivities. Here is the cake I came up with for the occasion! The theme for the event was Florence Nightingale's Birthday.  I'm so happy with how it all came together.

The red symbol on the front of the cake is our Union's logo - UNA (United Nurses of Alberta)

Since this cake is in honor of Florence Nightingale's Birthday, I thought it would be cute to incorperate her throughout the cake.

Happy to see Ms. Nightingale takes her calcium, LOL!

Unfortunalely, looks like she maybe a Cancer patient,  poor Flo!
At 194 years old, it was bound to happen!
(All the patients at our hospital recieve a red card)

This cake measures, approx 14" in height. 
Bottom layer is an 11" round almond flavored white cake the top a 10" round chocolate cake. 
Entire cake was frosted with vanilla butter cream icing, covered and decorated with fondant.

Here are some more close up pics of the details on the cake. 

Nurse = big heart!

Hope you have enjoyed my Nurse's Week Cake. I think Florence would have loved her cake! I know my friends at work loved it and by this hour it's probably been entirely devoured!

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. oh my!! This is the cutest cake ever!!!! Pinned it, followed you & found you from blog hobnob, I'm so glad I did!!

  2. All I can say is WOW! You are truley an artist. Thank you for sharing with us.

  3. So beautiful!!! That syringe is amazing but I think the little pills are my favorite!

  4. Oh my goodness! This is AMAZING! Being a nurse myself, I really appreciate the cake and all of the details you put on it. I am in awe. You, my friend are so very talented in an incredible number of ways!
    Also, thank you for what you do at your "real job". It must be hard to deal with cancer and its ugly effects every day, but knowing that you are such a kind and caring person, I am sure you brighten their days :)

    1. Thanks so much Beth! So happy you liked my nurses week cake, it was meant for you too then (without the mega calories) :) I had NO idea you were a nurse as well! I have discovered quite a few crafty nurses out there threw this blogging journey! I'm sure you are an amazing nurse as well... how could you not be, you are one of the sweetest people I have met through social media! Always love to hear from you and read your comments!THANKS for being YOU!

    2. Thank you for the slice of cake ;) I didn't need the mega calories anyway LOL!


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