I have never had a cake move me as much as this one. This cake was for such a sad occasion and yet what a glorious tribute to a fallen soldier. I just needed to make certain that more cc'ers saw this one.
Well done CatherineR!
WOW..this seriously gave me the chills. Thanks you so much for sharing this.
Thanks for sharing.
thank you for making sure this gets proper attention.
bought tears to my eyes,
thank you for sharing. As a sister of a soldier who went to fight in the war and the sacrifices that everyone makes, you apreciate life.
I'm so thankful for all the great people serving our country
Wow....I hadn't seen this cake before!! I'm glad you posted it again.Very Beautiful cake for the Honour of such a soldier!!
Thank you for posting a thread regarding the cake that I made. I, too, had a son serve in Iraq and although he returned safely, is out of the Marines, my heart still hurts for those that did not make it home. I find that my heart healed a little bit by making this for the very brave mother that lost her son. Thank you too, to all that have left comments that have brought tears to my eyes also.
Thanks so much for bringing this cake to our attention. This is an amazing tribute to Marcus now God's Marine. I don't think I could get thru a cake like this myself with all the tears in my eyes and the lump in my throat.
What a beautiful tribute to this young man. Catherine- it is obvious that you did more than "make a cake", you can tell that you poured your heart and a mother's love into it. God bless our soldiers and their mothers!!
I forgot to mention that the reason why I made the cake like Marine dress blues was because Marcus went directly into the Marines following his graduation from high school and was deployed to Iraq shortly thereafter. His mother, Genevieve, was glad that I was making the dress blues because he never got around to buying his dress blues because he was going to wait until he returned from Iraq. She wanted me to make sure that I had his Lance Corporal patch on his "dress blues". This is one of the many websites that talk of LCP Marcus Cherry.
I've got the lump and tears again Catherine. Not only did I see your beautiful tribute to your friend's son but now that I've also seen his face the tears are rolling freely. I can't imagine what his family must have gone thru. He was so young.....
I started crying when I saw the subject line in the forum ..... didn't want to read the thread because I knew where it was going, but I knew I had to.
This M.O.M. (Mother of a Marine) salutes you for this fabulous tribute to this young man. You are definitely one of God's Angels.
Thanks to the OP for bringing all of us to this cake. It needs to be seen by everyone on here.
Thank you CatherineR. You are amazing.
Wonderful job CatherineR. Very special tribute to a very special fallen hero.
Great Job Catherine. I know his family loved this cake.
Great Job Catherine. I know his family loved this cake.
That is such a beautiful cake.
Regy - thank you for bringing this cake the attention it so deserves.
Catherine....as I posted in the comments, it is very obvious that this rememberance was made with a lot of love and compassion - and you made sure Marcus has his dress blues.
For all of you who have family who serve our country, there will never be enough words to be able to thank you for the sacrifices you all make to ensure the liberties we all take for granted. Thank You.
What a gorgeous tribute. Thank you for re-posting...I hadn't seen it. Beautiful job.
Thank you for sharing this amazing cake with us. And thank you for reminding me how truly blessed I am. Thank you for all of the sacrifices that all military families make. A special thank you, may God bless you and give you His peace and comfort to the families of those that have made the ultimate sacrifice. Our freedom is NOT free - it comes with a very heavy price.
One cake I pray I never get an order for. CatherineR you should be commended for being able to accomplish it, because I know I never could. Great job honoring our Marine and God's as well.
Some of us pray, some of us don't, but as this Memorial Day draws to a close, I hope all of us will stop and think for a moment of those who are away from their families' fighting for our freedom to do so. Whether or not you believe in the war doesn't matter, there are sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, and friends who will receive the news that their loved one has been killed or wounded in duty today and all that will remain is the legacy of a brave soldier, airman, marine, or sailor who allowed his or her blood to be shed so that we wouldn't have to do it.
As an Army wife, I pray I will never receive a chaplain and commander's visit at my home notifying me of my DH's passing. I thank God for every servicemember who's willing to fight for mine and my family's freedom. God bless you all!
Tita you are so right. I wish everyone appreciated the sacrifice our men and women in uniform make. Their families included... My Brother in law and my sister are stationed in Germany. He's on stand by and will leave at a moments notice. God bless all who fight for my right to be free...freedoms that are being stripped away one by one.
As a Mother of two Marine Sons I thank you for bringing attention to this cake celebrating this young Marine and his sacrifice and that of his family.
I thank you all for your kind words but somehow I feel this was such a small thing to make for a Mom that lost so much. As someone mentioned "that there but for the Grace of God go I". My son was in Iraq during the time when there was fierce fighting there and although he safely returned home more that 4 years ago, I still cannot read the papers that speak of the casualties of war. God Bless our troops and I pray that they will all return home safely.
That cake made me speechless with awe...and me being speechless does't happen often. That is a beautiful tribute to our brave men and women putting their lives in danger to keep us safe.
Beautiful Job, CathrineR. Kudos to you
This has been so heavy on my heart. I have 7 children, I cannot imagine watching one of them leave my side and not knowing if they will come back to me. I have a husband that I love very much. I cannot imagine having him gone day after day and not knowing if I'll feel his arms around me again.
I don't have the words to express how much I truly appreciate the daily sacrifices that our military and their families make. Thank you seems so hollow, but it's all I know to say. Thank you and may God pour out His richest blessings on each of you.
Thanks so much for making sure we all see this. It is wonderful!
Being the ex-wife of an ex- Marine and the mother of a soldier, this sure hits home. I work for the military and watch these babies head to war everyday. Not many days go by that I don't have a lump in my throat. This is a beautiful cake and I know that his mother will never forget your act of kindness. Thank you
Catherine - Awesome job on the cake. Even the wrinkles in the fabric look real! Wait, that's all buttercream?!? Wow, just amazing. I'm sure the family was just awestruck, unfortunate that it had to be made though.
tiggerjo - Once a Marine, always a Marine! No such thing as ex-military at all! Thank you to your hubby and son/daughter for their service!
Oh My! By far, the most brilliant,special,and beautiful cake I have ever saw. Wow! Not enough words to describe the beauty of this cake!