A Cake in Appreciation for Veterans

by Joanne on May 27, 2009

There is a very special appreciation luncheon being held today at the New Hartford Junior High School.  It is the Veteran’s History Club Luncheon.  Now I’m not quite sure of the details, but one very dear Apple Crumble’s customer has invited Veterans to tell a little bit about themselves to her class.  Sue…if I have that all wrong, please correct me. 

For the luncheon, a cake was ordered and then I had some fun with a cookie bouquet. 

DSCN1090These are chocolate chip and brownie cookies with red, white, and blue, candy melts used for decorating.  The sticks used were 3 different sizes and inserted into a styrofoam ball at the bottom of a small ceramic flower pot.  A small “flag” style cloth napkin is wrapped around the pot and tucked into it, secured by the styrofoam ball.

Next is the cake.  This is an 11 x 18 yellow cake.  It was washed with a vanilla sugar wash.  The filling is done 1/2 in red (strawberry) and 1/2 in blue (blueberry).  The red side is coated in strawberry preserves, the blue side, blueberry preserves.  The preserves are topped with vanilla cream.  On top of the vanilla cream are fresh sliced strawberries on one side and fresh blueberries on the other side.  The cake is finished in buttercream.



See you tonight.  I’m trying something different with carrots. DSCN1092

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  • At 2009.05.27 11:32, Danielle said:

    That cake is beautiful!

    • At 2009.05.27 13:07, Rosie said:

      Absolutely gorgeous – you really have done a great job here!

      • At 2009.05.27 19:00, Bonnie said:

        I just know that the cake tasted just as good as it looked. And the cookie bouquet – sooo cute!
        We will be having a joint June bday/Father’s day celebration June 14th…are you available to make a cake?

        • At 2009.05.27 22:16, cheffresco said:

          Aww how pretty! My mom used to make awesome cakes like these 🙂

          • At 2009.06.01 18:46, Sue Ruhmel said:


            I tried to leave a message before, but I had a problem with the website. Your cake was a huge hit! Everyone loved it and we made copies of your card to hand out to several people. (I was able to bring some home to Jeff and he LOVED the blueberry.)

            The luncheon was to honor the veterans who were part of our Veteran’s History Club project where our students interviewed 10 veterans of different wars. Our club is small and is made up of students in 8th, 9th, and 10th grade. The students did the interviews and taped the interviews. Each veteran will get a copy of his interview and we will send one to the Veteran’s History Museum in Saratoga.

            It was a great experience and we will be doing it again next year, so you can expect a call from us!

            Thank you, again, for being so wonderful and providing us with a beautiful cake and cookie bouquet!

            • At 2009.06.27 08:44, Efforts Rewarded « said:

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