I never thought I’d say this but boy am I glad it’s Monday. It means that this past weekend is over and I can finally relax for a few days before the Christmas crazies starts. It’s been a rather hectic couple of weeks but it all ended with a Change of Command ceremony yesterday at the Coronado Amphib. base. I won’t get into all the Naval jargons and blah-di-blahs, probably would get some of them wrong anyway. There was a reception after the ceremony. The food was okay, nothing to write home about. But what I want to share is the cake!
I had a few tasks assigned to me for the event, one of them was getting the cake. I knew from the start that I wanted a cake from Jenny Williams of Jenny Wenny Cakes. She did not disappoint. There were a few items I had wanted on the cake. One of them was the unit’s logo, seen on top of the cake.
Another was the American flag, which I had seen on one of the cakes showcased on her website. It was draped towards the back of the cake. The third item, and probably the toughest request, was this…
It’s (one of) the insignia for Surface Warfare. Surface Warfare Officers (SWOs) wear the gold pin on their uniforms and various versions of the SW insignia can be seen throughout the building. All the SWOs were ooo-ing and aaa-ing at it. So I made sure it was the first thing I took off the cake and set aside for the Mister. But it wasn’t the only thing that people were oogling at. People were hovering around the cake from the time I brought it in to the time I cut the cake.
The bottom tier was mango and macadamia nut cake with cream cheese filling. Top tier was white cake with passion fruit filling (to die for!) and butter cream frosting. Both layers were covered in fondant. It was great to see how everyone was going ga-ga over the cake. Luckily we had a bit left over of the bottom tier that came home with me, yea! As a matter of fact, I think I’m going to go have a bit for breakfast!
Thanks again to Jenny for making a fabulous and delicious cake for us! Please check out her webpage for more information on the wonderful cakes and baked goods that she offers. She uses nothing but the finest ingredients and it shows (tastes!).
Hope everyone is staying warm in SD on this chilly morning (it was 34 degrees F in Poway this morning, brrrrr). Hang on to your boots cuz Christmas is just around the corner!