Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Happy 234th Birthday! The Few The Proud The U.S. Marines
For the past 3 years on November 10th, we've had a date with the United States Marine Corps, to make them a spectacular cake in honor of their birthday. Last night in the Sheraton Waikiki's "Hawaii Ballroom" we helped them celebrate their 234th Birthday party in style with a gigantic cake with the USMC globe and anchor emblem. The eagle is holding in his mouth a small "Semper Fidelis" banner, latin for "Always Faithful" and the motto of the U.S. Marine Corps. This cake was huge, serving at least 200 people and took up a substantial amount of space. Part of the cake ceremony for the military balls is the cake is wheeled out on a cart and then cut (often with a sword) by the General. For this particular cake, they needed a very large, sturdy cart to support the weight of the cake. It was beautiful cake in person and Rick got many compliments on it. People kept asking him "Is it real?". The famous, "Is it real?" question, meaning is it real cake, as opposed to styrofoam, or mostly styrofoam, which is what they expect. If we're doing a photo shoot, the cake is probably not "real" due to the amount of time it needs to sit under hot lights, but if it is meant to be enjoyed by lots of people, it's all real!
We want to wish the United States Marine Corps the happiest of birthdays! Today we will honor our veterans for their self-sacrificing dedication to our country. Today we salute all of you!
Labels: cakelava, military cakes, U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Cake