After dedicating a big portion of their life to work, there comes a time when a co-worker steps down from a job to retire.
As fellow colleagues, you usually celebrate this with a little send-off party. Of course, a social gathering is not complete without a cake.
The retirement cake you will choose should definitely be something that your retiring colleague would love. Here are some ideas that will make the gathering more memorable.
Choosing the Theme of the Retirement Cake
Themes are not limited to birthday celebrations. Adding a little bit of flair to send-off festivities for your friend might just make his or her day happy.
While there are many ideas for themed cakes, it is best for you to know the interests or personality of your friend who is retiring. This can help you decide on what retirement cake will best suit for the occasion.
If your co-worker is someone who enjoys being under the sun, this cake idea might be a great choice. The cake can have different toppings: seashells, an island, a lounge chair, and coconut trees made out of fondant. This cake was made to symbolise a summer getaway that awaits for this employee’s new chapter in life.
If you are choosing a retirement cake for a teacher, classroom-themed cakes made out of fondant could be the perfect pick. This cake was made to commemorate the time when your teacher was at work and to welcome a new phase after teaching.
- Happy Hour
The colleague who will be on permanent vacation has now more time in his hands. It means he can have drinks in the evening without worrying about the hangover the next day. The retirement cake can be designed with liquor bottles and glasses.
Picking the Right Dedication on Retirement Cake
The dedication on the retirement cake made of quotes or simple greetings will depend on who is retiring. You would want to pick great words for the cake to make your colleague’s day fun. Of course, for retirement cakes, you would not choose something generic such as those made in birthday cakes.
Simple and Short Sayings
- Happy Retirement!
- Congratulations on your Retirement!
- Enjoy the Rest of Your Vacation, Old Man!
- Make This One Count!
- What Comes After Retirement? One Grand Vacation!
- Keep Going for the Greatest Adventure of Your Life!
Dedication for Your Boss
- You Can Now Retire Like a Boss
- Be an Old Man and Celebrate the Rest of Your Life!
- Rock Your Retirement, Boss!
- Our Man of the Hour
Good Retirement Quotes
Make the last day of your colleague cheery with a retirement cake—and inspirational or funny quotes on top of it! Spend time to pick the right one.
- “Retirement is just the beginning of a new life.”
- “Goodbye to tension, hello to pension!”
- “After climbing the mountain, you can now enjoy the view.”
What is the flavour of your retirement cake?
Again, it pays off to know your friend who is retiring, including his or her favourite cake flavour for the retirement cake.
Does your friend have a sweet tooth? You can pick a chocolate cake with buttercream. A cake covered with white vanilla frosting can also be a perfect choice. You can never go wrong with picking a red velvet cake or a chocolate sponge cake. It can also be designed with colourful fondant creations of your choice.
- Healthy options
A cake made out of healthy ingredients, such as vegetables and fruits, might also be a good choice for the retirement party. You can have a cake with carrots, pumpkin, zucchini, yogurt, berries, oats, and rhubarb, among others, as the ingredient. Choose a cake that is really delicious despite having the less sweeter ingredients. After all, the cake is meant to be shared by everyone.
Celebrating the conclusion of the work-life of a fellow employee can go a long way
It can help the retiree move on to the next chapter of life. But more than the cake and celebration of retirement, thanking them for their service in the company would truly be meaningful. Show that you appreciate all the efforts they put into their work all these years.
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