The commissioning ceremonies at USAFA took place on May 28. For those of you who are not military, this is when the seniors (or firsties) are commissioned from cadets into the air force becoming 2nd lieutenants. It’s a big deal.
I was asked by two different cadet squadrons to make goodies for their ceremonies. First I will show you the order for cadet squadron 10. They ordered 2 half-sheet cakes. Each cake had two flavors and specific decorations.
First cake was half strawberry and half vanilla with vanilla buttercream. I was asked to put the AF patch and the squadron’s Tiger Ten patch on the cake. I think they turned out pretty well…
The second cake was half chocolate and half red velvet with cream cheese buttercream. They wanted it to be a red, white, and blue cake congratulating the new “Lts”.
They were fun to make. Congrats Tiger Ten Class of 2013!
Next up, the order for Squadron 6. This is the squadron my husband was the AOC (Air Officer Commanding). They ordered 300 cupcakes in 3 different flavors. So I made 9 dozen chocolate with chocolate buttercream, 8 dozen red velvet with cream cheese buttercream, and 8 dozen vanilla with vanilla buttercream. I didn’t get a picture. And, quite honestly, if I don’t see a cupcake for a little while I’ll be able to live with it. But it’s nice to know that I can make that many cupcakes.
They also wanted to have a cake just for the seniors being commissioned. I was asked to make it vanilla with vanilla and look good. So I tried. I made one 10 inch square layer and one 6 inch square layer. I torted each layer and filled them with vanilla buttercream. I covered the cakes with vanilla buttercream. I used silver tint for the 2013 and red to congratulate the class and then used red, black, and silver to design a Bull for the top.