Saturday, October 22, 2011
Young Marines 10th Anniversary
I ran into a friend of mine at the courthouse plaza a while back (didn't do any damage though...), and got to talking about what we were doing with our lives lately. I told her about making cakes occasionally and she perked right up. The Central Arizona Young Marines were celebrating their 10th anniversary and she needed a special cake. Well, that's certainly something I could help her with!
The top two tiers were patriotic, with red, white, and blue dyed vanilla cake. The bottom tier was plain white and it all had buttercream between and outside. The most fun was the gum paste letters and topper. I used little craft sticks, cut two of each letter, and sandwiched the stick between the layers. This made cool looking and sturdy letters. The topper was an eight inch round of coroplast covered in several layers of gum paste to look like the Young Marine's logo. I piped the Iwo Jima depiction in the middle and the flag was a combination of piping and gumpaste. It looked great, the kids were enthused, and everyone enjoyed cake!
UPDATE: The event was published in the Prescott Daily Courier.