At A Loss For Ideas... Please Help!!

Decorating By lkoenig07 Updated 10 Sep 2008 , 2:55pm by lkoenig07

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lkoenig07 Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 3:09pm
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So my husband's birthday is in a couple weeks. I was going to make him a cake with the USMC emblem on it, but I tried it out on a FBCT and the design is so detailed it's ridiculous. So I'm pretty much at a loss for ideas for his cake. Anyone have anything??? Please?!

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Teena_Marie Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 9:32pm
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how about doing the USMC car emblem? It would be much easier since it is the silhouette, then you could do his name or whatever on that. i found an image of it here

http://www.navygear.com/store/graphics/00000001/usmc_eagle_car_emblem.jpg

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Ninabeth19 Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 9:55pm
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I actually just did a cake with the USMC emblem on it for my dad. I used white chocolate for a white chocolate transfer. I "skipped" alot of the finer details and you can't even tell on the final product. I posted a "how to" on my blog. You can kinda see which of the details I decided to skip. PM if you need more help.

http://lovesweetlove.wordpress.com/2008/09/02/white-chocolate-transfer-tutorial/

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mixinvixen Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 12:26am
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marines are pretty picky about that logo...my husband was in the marines for 4 yrs many years back and still does that whole "hoora" thing..makes me jump out of my skin everytime! icon_eek.gif

i haven't actually used it yet, but i bought a plastic mold of the marine corp logo...about 3 or 4 inches tall, i'd guess. it was only $2.50 or so, totally affordable, so if you have a cake shop near you, i'd highly recommend doing that. it's a simple as melting your chocolate (i recommed wilton melts so you don't have to worry about tempering), pour/brush into mold, knock it a couple of times and let chill, then pop it out and put it on top of the cake.

good luck!
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tmt Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 12:33am
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have this one saved to my favs: http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1194845.html

its a stunning cake by "tye"

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lkoenig07 Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 2:55pm
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Ninabeth, where did you get your picture for your transfer? My main problem is that I'm having trouble finding one big enough because it is so detailed.

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