The Queen Mary in Long Beach Celebrates Her 80th Birthday
A huge crowd turned out Friday for a special birthday party. The Queen Mary, one of the most beautiful ships ever made, was launched on September 26, 1934. Guests from all over came to the Queen in Long Beach to help celebrate her 80th year. Quite a few special events occurred, including Commodore Everette Hoard of the Queen Mary reading a birthday message sent to the ship from Queen Elizabeth in England. The Satin Dollz recreated music of the ’40s for all the guests and the Queen herself was decked out in bunting all around. And what kind of birthday party would it be without a cake? Master baker Jose Barajas, of Mmm….Cakes in San Diego, presented a 15 foot long, 600 pound cake built to scale of the Queen Mary. The cake had 200 lbs. of fondant and modeling chocolate, 100 lbs. of buttercream and 80 lbs. of butter along with 100 lbs. of flour. 10lbs. of raspberry preserves finished it off. There was a long line to taste the cake, but everyone agreed that it was delicious. A photo essay follows the break.
Some people adopt a kind of music because they like it. For others, it just seems that they are born with the music in them and their careers are just ...
The Queen Mary, Long Beach's iconic ship, has announced the newest in their acclaimed Barrel Series Dinners, to be held on Thursday, August 27. This dinner will be a fun, ...
For many of those who knew something of Jimi Hendrix's ascent to rock stardom, it seemed that he burst on the scene at Monterey Pop Festival, coming over from England ...
The Blowin' Smoke Rhythm and Blues Band featuring the Fabulous Smokettes, by popular demand, will be performing a return engagement at Harvelle's in Santa Monica on Saturday, November 22. The ...
Who hasn't sat at a table, taken their beer off of a coaster and grabbed a nearby pen to doodle on the coaster? Most of us have, with varying results. ...
The Big Bite Bacon Fest last Saturday at the San Diego County Fair provided over 4,000 guests and FOB's (Friends of Bacon) with a way to taste a lot of ...
Bacon Twinkies, bacon cinnamon rolls, smoked pork belly 'ribs' and more were the foods of choice at the Big Bite Bacon Fest last Saturday and Sunday. A happy crowd at the ...
June 8th is World Ocean Day. What better day to go to the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific and learn about sea life, especially the conservation of species that are ...
There was lots of good barbecue and drink, along with good music and fun in Long Beach at the Queen Mary's Third Annual West Coast BBQ Classic. When it was ...
Habana, Cuba in the 1930's and 40's must really have been something. Incredible bars and booze, casinos, marinas, great food and entertainment, it was nearby and yet exotic. That same ...
Peach Proves That Nice Girls CAN Sing the
Queen Mary Will Host an Interactive Mixology Dinner
‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’ Brings Hendrix
Blowin’ Smoke R&B Band With The Fabulous Smokettes
The Coaster Show Highlights the Best Art On
Big Bite Bacon Fest in San Diego was
Lots of Baconlicious fun at the Queen Mary’s
Aquarium of the Pacific Introduces Two New Exhibits
Tastes, sounds and sights at the Queen Mary’s
Habana Cuban Restaurant in Costa Mesa Is The
This entry was posted in Attractions
, Photo Essays
and tagged Cake
, Edward Simon
, Jose Barajas
, long beach
, Queen Mary
, Queen Mary 80th Birthday
, Satin Dollz
. Bookmark the permalink