Celebrate not having to work ever again!
At the end of your working life, you should celebrate. Think about all of the things you have accomplished whether they are small or big achievements. You should be proud of making it to retirement because you deserve to relax a bit now. We imagine that at the start that’s easier said than done, as you’ve been so used to being on the go for the best part of your life, now that there’s time to stop, you might feel at a bit of a loss.
We think that you should celebrate when you retire, whether you just want to go out for a meal with family or a few close friends, or want to have a big party with all of your now ex-colleagues. There’s a way to celebrate in a way that’s right for each individual.
If you’re organising a retirement party or are just looking for the perfect gift to give to your loved one, we have lots of cakes and gifts that will make anyone smile to say thank you for all of their hard work over the years.
Retirement Photo Cakes
Photo cakes are possibly the best invention in the cake world. It’s the easiest way to get a personalised cake that represents the party perfectly.
Our Photo Cake is the perfect centrepiece for a retirement party, or make a great retirement gift! You can get creative and upload your own photo and add personalised text, or choose from one of our fun pre-designed toppers! We have lots of designs to choose from.
Choose between a Victoria Sponge Cake or a Chocolate Cake for 8 or for 16. Then you can get creative by uploading a photo to create your own or pick one of our pre-designed toppers. You can even add names or your own message to your cake topper of choice.
Classic Retirement Cakes
Sometimes you just can’t beat the classics. And we have a great range of cake flavours that are perfect for any retirement. If they have a favourite cake flavour that they just can’t resist then this is the best option to help them celebrate their introduction into the world of retirement and relaxation. Here are just a few of our flavour options (there are lots more to choose from):
Victoria Sponge Cake - Our award-winning Victoria Sponge Cake has a light and fluffy vanilla sponge which is sandwiched together with strawberry jam and a generous layer of vanilla buttercream. It is finished on top with a delicate dusting of icing sugar.
Chocolate Cake - A delicious and indulgent chocolate sponge which is sandwiched together with thick chocolate buttercream. On top you will find a creamy white chocolate icing with a smattering of delicious milk chocolate flakes.
Lemon Drizzle Cake - The sponge is infused with natural lemon oil and made with free range eggs to create a light and fluffy citrus cake. Natural lemon oil is also used in the buttercream and white chocolate is drizzled on top.
Carrot Cake - Our Carrot Cake is rich and indulgent with cinnamon, nutmeg, walnuts, plump sultanas and freshly grated carrots running through it. The sponge is matched perfectly with a generous layer of vanilla buttercream and crunchy walnuts on top.
Coffee Cake - Our Coffee Cake has coffee infused in to the sponge and is held together with a sumptuously thick layer of coffee butter icing. The flavour is not too strong and not too weak - it's just right! It has a sprinkling of delicious chocolate coffee beans on top for added crunch.
Pinata Cake - Our Pinata Cake has a rich and deep four layered chocolate sponge cake, smothered in chocolate buttercream and chocolate flakes, with a fun and colourful surprise centre. Perfect for celebrations no matter what your age!
A lot of our flavours are also available in our gluten free range. We also have other dietary requirement ranges to help everyone celebrate their retirements.
Any one of our cakes would make a fabulous retirement gift but we do have a couple of official gift options to send to friends or loved ones to help them celebrate their retirement.
Baby Sponge Gift box - Lovely mini versions of our whole sponge cakes - available in various pack sizes. There are several flavour sets to choose from; traditional, quirky, 8 Baby Sponge Selection Box, Gluten Free, Vegan, or choose your own. You’ll be able to create the perfect gift for your retiree with our baby sponge cakes.
Brownies – If your loved one is more of a brownie lover than a cake fan, you can gift them a brownie instead. Just like our cake ranges there are lots of flavours to choose from, or if you simply can’t decide on just one we have the option of our sharing brownie with four different flavours to try in one.
When you know someone who is retiring, it is sometimes a bittersweet moment for them and their colleagues. You’re all please they can finally relax and enjoy their time, but you all know that you are going to miss them and that they will miss you. But just because they are retiring, it doesn’t mean that you will never see them again.
Actually, if you really enjoy their company, it’s a great time to connect with them. Make sure that you have each other's details so that you can stay in touch, and perhaps meet up socially.
Colleagues may not be the only people you want to wish a happy retirement to; it may be that family member or friend is getting ready to enjoy retirement. Whoever it is that is retiring, you can wish them a very happy retirement with a fabulous letterbox gift – a cake card.
Cake Cards are a unique gift that you can send through the post to brighten up someone's day for any occasion. They consist of a card and a choice of one or two slices of yummy cake or treats, all packaged together in a specially designed card box. Our letterbox cake cards have been specifically designed this way to fit through a standard size letterbox, allowing us to send these unique gift cakes by post!
We have a great range of pre-designed retirement cards that is sure to make them smile. But don’t forget, if you’ve got a favourite picture of them, or want to send them a lovely picture of their colleagues, you can create your own card with our photo card option.
There are lots of personalisation options too, with extra items and unique cards to create the perfect gift, you can even add your own message.
You can personalise your card by writing a message inside the card to wish them well on their journey to retirement. And don’t forget to add a slice or two of cake inside the card with some added extras to create a perfect little letterbox retirement gift.
All of our retirement cakes and gifts are available for delivery across the UK. Sponge offer next day delivery on our cakes and brownies all over the UK, when you order by 3pm. We will ensure that your cakes and brownies are delivered safely and securely straight to your front door. Our Sponge cake delivery service and brownie delivery service are second to none with our robust designed packaging that keeps your order safe in transit.