As a Former US Marine, I like to celebrate the Marine Corps birthday with my friends (Also Marines) at a small tavern, with a toast, the Commandant’s Message, a cake cutting ceremony (Following tradition) and remembering all of our past, present and future Marine Corps brothers and sisters.
This year I was set on making a cake that everyone would remember… An Eagle Globe and Anchor Cake in the form of the U.S. Marine Corps official emblem and insignia.
I started out with the basic shapes, cake mix and an idea.
After cooling the cake and cutting it into the major shape, it started to take good form.
Frosting… lots of frosting.
Details and chocolate coins.
Everyone had a good time, and made fun of my “betty Crocker” home maker cake… but they didn’t say a word while they were enjoying the great cake.
I will have to think hard for next year and make another memorable cake to share.
Happy 239 years Marines! Semper Fi!