Ideas For A Guy On His Way To Marine Corps Boot Camp

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shrek Posted 29 May 2007 , 5:17pm
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My brother will be leaving to boot camp soon. We are planning a party for him and i want to make him something special. i am all out of ideas. i need help. Any ideas or suggestions? thanks.

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SpudCake Posted 29 May 2007 , 8:39pm
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You could make a cake with the Eagle/globe and anchor. I have one in my photos. When my son left for boot camp I printed an edible image of a drill sargeant barking orders and I also wrote things like OORAH and SEMPER FI on it. All the best to your brother.

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mbelgard Posted 29 May 2007 , 9:38pm
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A helmet on a larger cake might be cool. The anchor and globe is definatly another option, www.countrykitchensa.com has a large candy mold of it along with some smaller ones. I've been looking because my FIL was a Marine.

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Doug Posted 29 May 2007 , 9:43pm
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a duffel bag (marine style)....

with little touches of home sticking out of it:

package of cookies,
his teddy bear
picture of the family, etc.

"just remember -- family beats marines!"

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bellejoey Posted 29 May 2007 , 9:48pm
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I did a really nice one in my pics. Got the idea from this site. icon_smile.gif

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dominique26 Posted 29 May 2007 , 9:56pm
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I made a cake a few months ago for a friend on his way to Iraq. I used the Wilton Little Hero pan.

BelleJoey, your cake is beautiful BTW!
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newlywedws Posted 29 May 2007 , 9:56pm
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I would do a pic of Chesty (the bulldog) and then put the words "Semper Fidelis"

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brilandken Posted 29 May 2007 , 9:58pm
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How about a pair of combat boots? However, I do think Doug's idea is really cute.

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SugarBakerz Posted 29 May 2007 , 9:58pm
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This coming from a former Navy Girl Vet and someone who married a Naval retiree----- Semper Fi to your brother... the Marines have my utmost respect and I sure hope everything goes well for he and your entire family, Lord knows we need all the prayers for our military these days.... usaribbon.gif

Ok so as for the cake, what about a bull dog or devil dog icon_smile.gif He is doing any special ops training that you could tie into it? What about a beautiful fondant American flag on half the sheet and then camo print on the other, with his photo in between in a circle..... put the Marine Emblem in the circle and and his photo... that would be cool... oooohhhh ooooohhhh do some dog tags out of fondant and brush with dust and then put it on the camo side of the cake!

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FromScratch Posted 29 May 2007 , 10:05pm
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You could do a big replica of a MRE.. icon_lol.gif icon_wink.gif

Give my love to your brother.. my brother is a Marine. He just got back from Iraq on May 3rd. Oooh Rah!! and good luck to him.

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DoniB Posted 29 May 2007 , 10:07pm
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Having been a Marine recruit leaving for Parris Island (many many moons ago! LOL), I like the duffle bag idea. You could put things in it that he won't get for awhile... just little homey thing, like Doug said. Gum and other candy are good ones, since you don't get those things while in boot camp. icon_smile.gif

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mbelgard Posted 29 May 2007 , 10:36pm
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Originally Posted by jkalman

You could do a big replica of a MRE.. icon_lol.gif icon_wink.gif




Now you made me hungry. icon_redface.gif They're kind of gross but we thought those were the best treats when we were kids (I'm an Army brat) and I haven't had one in years. icon_lol.gif

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shrek Posted 30 May 2007 , 4:28am
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ALL your ideas are so cute!! Thanks Everyone!!! thumbs_up.gif

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Teekakes Posted 30 May 2007 , 4:34am
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There is a picture in my photos of a Marine Cake I did for a lady who's brother was heading out for Iraq earlier this year. It remains one of my favorites to have decorated to date. icon_smile.gif

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abslu Posted 30 May 2007 , 8:34pm
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I like the idea of an Eagle, Globe & Anchor, maybe on a red round cake! My little bro is a Marine, and I thank him all the time for his service! Many props to your brother for serving . . . ooo rah! usaribbon.gif

~Abslu

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