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Retirement, When Any Hour is Happy Hour!

One of my co-workers retired this week, so of course we had a celebration.  She didn't want a big due, but our floor loves any reason to celebrate.  We couldn't let her go without a proper send off.

Donna among other things loves purple and martinis. So, that's what I went with to decorate the cake.  I made the Perfect Chocolate Cake recipe, but the filling was salted caramel icing.  Another co-worker made a couple dozen cupcakes and I brought leftover purple icing and salted caramel to decorate them with.  We put a layer of salted caramel on first then a did a rose pattern with the 1M tip.

The cake and cupcakes were a huge success.  Donna exclaimed that she didn't want to cut the cake.  Rather, she'd take it home and frame it.



The red velvet cupcakes were from Costco.  They were pretty good!

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