The Queen Mary in Long Beach Celebrates Her 80th Birthday

We've got our cake! Photo by Edward Simon for The Los Angeles Beat

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.

The Queen Mary cake ready to "sail". hoto by Edward Simon for The Los Angeles Beat

Ed Simon

About Ed Simon

Ed is a native of Los Angeles who loves food and food cultures. Whether he's looking for the best ceviche in Colombia, the best poke in Hawaii, the best tequila in Jalisco, the best Bun bo Hue in Vietnam or the best Taiwanese Beef Roll in Los Angeles, it's all good food! He also loves a good drink. He's had Mai Tais in Hawaii, Bourbon in Kentucky, Tequila in Mexico and Rum in Jamaica. His wine escapades have taken him to Napa, Sonoma, the Willamette Valley and the Santa Ynez Valley. And he's had beer all over the world! Music is another of Ed's passion, writing and interviewing many classic rock, rock and blues musicians. Getting the great stories of road experiences from them is a particular delight. Traveling also fits in with Ed's writing, exploring all over to find the most interesting places to visit, even in out of the way areas.
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