Showing posts with label Happy Birthday Florence Nightingale. Show all posts
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Nurse's Week Cake - Happy Birthday Florence Nightingale | DIY Cakes


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 an 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)

Nurse's Week Cake - Happy Birthday Florence Nightingale | DIY Cakes

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

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

Nurse's Week Cake - Happy Birthday Florence Nightingale | DIY Cakes

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

Nurse's Week Cake - Happy Birthday Florence Nightingale | DIY Cakes

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

Nurse's Week Cake - Happy Birthday Florence Nightingale | DIY Cakes

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

Nurse's Week Cake - Happy Birthday Florence Nightingale | DIY Cakes

Nurse = big heart!

Nurse's Week Cake - Happy Birthday Florence Nightingale | DIY Cakes

I 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!

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