Friday, January 8, 2010

A sailor gets his due...

This cake was created for a gentleman who was retiring from the U.S. Navy after twenty years of service. His fiancé, Rolonda, was in charge of the surprise and worked with me to make a cake to honor his achievements. We decided to go with a HUGE sailor hat...and decorated it with different Navy sayings that Joe and his buddies used. The cake was double chocolate with Amaretto-mocha buttercream. The entire cake is edible...from the brim, to the anchor.

After the event, I received this lovely note from Rolonda.


I know, I's been a whole month since the retirement party, and I haven't had a chance to write you to tell you how wonderful your cake was at the retirement party! We plan to send you pictures as soon as we get them downloaded.

The sailor hat cake was a huge success!! Everyone took pictures! Since the party was held in local location, we ended up sharing your masterpiece with everyone who requested a piece of the cake. Although the cake was supposed to feed 50, I think that we ended up feeding over 75 people (and that's not including seconds!). We had a couple of chefs who told me that they could tell that this cake was made from scratch and were very impressed with the cake (taste and design). They had thirds! :)

As for Joe, he was so surprised! He couldn't believe the cake. Since he ended up driving us to Virginia Beach, he knew that there was a cake in the back. He said that he didn't know that it was that great! He just couldn't stop looking at the cake. It was so unique that he wouldn't let us cut it until he had enough pictures. We are really appreciative of the time and care you took to make his retirement cake. It was definitely memorable!

Thank you so much!

With all my regard,

Thank you, Rolonda, for choosing me to create Joe's cake. But mostly, THANK YOU, Joe, for your service to our country.