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USMC/USN WEDDING CAKE-ANY IDEAS?

post #1 of 17
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A great friend of mine just asked me to do a wedding cake for his daughter (who is being commissioned in the USMC and her fiancé (who is in the USN).  I want to stick with a white base fondant covered cake but I always try to do something a little different with all of my cakes.  I have an edible printer and I am good with making silicone molds.  He is sending me some pins, USMC and USN that I am going to make small molds with so I will have those to make small edible decorations.  ANY OTHER IDEAS TO SHARE WITH ME??? THANKS!  Sand

post #2 of 17
What are their wedding colors? How many tiers are you doing? I would do one tier black with a red stripe and gold buttons. The second tier I would do white with blue stripes or the navy anchor. Or a mash up of these two.

Maybe the bottom tiers on this
https://www.google.com/search?q=navy/marine+cake&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=443oUYiDDNGWqwG2iYDoCQ&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1236&bih=584#tbm=isch&sa=1&q=military+wedding+cake&oq=military+wedding+cake&gs_l=img.3..0l7j0i24l3.24287.27662.6.28159.14.12.2.0.0.0.164.1456.2j10.12.0....0.0..1c.1.20.img.uhSM2yzrmbg&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.49478099%2Cd.eWU%2Cpv.xjs.s.en_US.c75bKy5EQ0A.O&fp=ee9a0a0e12970020&biw=1236&bih=584&facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=nB8fa32AnjthzM%3A%3BPd3UlFIOscwLiM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252F4.bp.blogspot.com%252F-j_iVO1eZzp4%252FT0MT9IrVOBI%252FAAAAAAAAG-M%252FhUtvd6lsOQM%252Fs320%252Fmarine%252Bcorps%252Bcake.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fletthemeatcakeatyourwedding.blogspot.com%252F2012%252F02%252Fmilitary-wedding-cake.html%3B553%3B575

With these
https://www.google.com/search?q=navy/marine+cake&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=443oUYiDDNGWqwG2iYDoCQ&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1236&bih=584#tbm=isch&sa=1&q=navy+cake&oq=navy+cake&gs_l=img.3..0l9j0i5.29529.31027.2.31246.8.8.0.0.0.0.155.663.4j4.8.0....0.0..1c.1.20.img.GEXur46iTFA&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&fp=ee9a0a0e12970020&biw=1236&bih=584&bvm=pv.xjs.s.en_US.c75bKy5EQ0A.O&facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=jmB-3pDyq4TKyM%3A%3BzhnovcBnAN7nHM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252F4.bp.blogspot.com%252F-EmMqBa24zeY%252FTXBtzHl1NOI%252FAAAAAAAAMkw%252FQjP2OHKdN5k%252Fs1600%252F182279_1588350029775_1266548083_31281567_3460785_n.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fcakemamacakes.blogspot.com%252F2011_03_01_archive.html%3B718%3B720
post #3 of 17

Anchors, the Marine EGA symbol...rank insignia. They are both enlisted I am sure or they wouldn't have been dating prior to the commission The marines pants are not black...they are navy blue with a blood strip for E4 and above. I love the challenge coin chocolate molds with the service emblem then donein gold with shimmer dust. Fondant flags are great...maybe a flag draped down the center with Navy elements on one side and Marine on the other. I would LOVE the opportunity to do this cake

post #4 of 17

here is a Brit marrying and American sailor. You could do something fancier using the Navy Flag and Marine Corps flag

 I just love the draping on this one:

post #5 of 17
But their jackets are black. I didn't say the pants were.
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Anchors, the Marine EGA symbol...rank insignia. They are both enlisted I am sure or they wouldn't have been dating prior to the commission The marines pants are not black...they are navy blue with a blood strip for E4 and above. I love the challenge coin chocolate molds with the service emblem then donein gold with shimmer dust. Fondant flags are great...maybe a flag draped down the center with Navy elements on one side and Marine on the other. I would LOVE the opportunity to do this cake
post #6 of 17

No...they are blue too.

post #7 of 17
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No...they are blue too.

A very deep Navy blue..........you could get away with using black. Sorry I'm, so nit picky..the military is kind of my thing...lol

post #8 of 17
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A very deep Navy blue..........you could get away with using black. Sorry I'm, so nit picky..the military is kind of my thing...lol

Nothing wrong with being nit picky. I married an Army man so that is my only real military knowledge. It must be one dark dark blue. I actually looked it up though. Some are dark blue, some are black, all with scarlet lining. Officers can wear either. NCOs wear dark blue.
post #9 of 17

Can you post me a link to that? I have served side my side with Marines at many commands and have never seen officers wear a different uniform...That is the big complaint we have in the Navy is that we are the only service where enlisted and officer wear different uniforms. I would be interested in seeing that.

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Can you post me a link to that? I have served side my side with Marines at many commands and have never seen officers wear a different uniform...That is the big complaint we have in the Navy is that we are the only service where enlisted and officer wear different uniforms. I would be interested in seeing that.


http://www.marcorsyscom.usmc.mil/sites/mcub/library/MCUR/URCh3.htm

It is at 3015. Jackets, Evening Dress

Not sure what it is for, but I know one of my friends in the Marines has a green khaki colored uniform. No clue what that is for though.
post #11 of 17
Sands6244, your best bet may be to ask both of them about their uniform colors! haha. icon_biggrin.gif
post #12 of 17
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http://www.marcorsyscom.usmc.mil/sites/mcub/library/MCUR/URCh3.htm

It is at 3015. Jackets, Evening Dress

Not sure what it is for, but I know one of my friends in the Marines has a green khaki colored uniform. No clue what that is for though.

they all have the green Khakis...I think that is their Charlies...ugliest this ever..lol

post #13 of 17

Ahhh that is their formal wear...I have never seen Navy or Marine in full dinner dress...hey...wheredidthe OP go??? lol

post #14 of 17
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Ahhh that is their formal wear...I have never seen Navy or Marine in full dinner dress...hey...wheredidthe OP go??? lol


haha. Not really sure. My friend is in the Marine Reserves so I have seen him and some friends all decked out for balls and such. My grandfather and all his brothers were also a Marine but man was that a long time ago.
post #15 of 17
At Disneyland, on July 4th (both this year and last year; perhaps earlier) the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band performed at both the lowering of the Town Square U.S. Flag at sundown, and at a concert that evening in Big Thunder Ranch. The conductors were in Mess (i.e., formal evening) Dress Uniforms (probably one of the very few occasions in which enlisted Marines appear in Mess Dress), with the musicians, and the announcer/narrator in Dress Blues.


Wikipedia has a much less technical (and better illustrated) article on the subject. To summarize, in the most common versions of the Marine "Dress Blue" Uniform, the coat is midnight blue, with a white belt for enlisted personnel (midnight blue for officers) The shirt is white, and the trousers are sky blue, with the "blood stripe" (except for generals, who wear dark blue trousers with a wider blood stripe).

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