The top layer of the cake has the red and white stripes and above them the blue field with white stars of the United States flag. Against the side of the cake is a silhouette of the U.S. Marine Corp War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial) showing six soldiers raising the United States flag on top of Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.
There are silhouettes of soldiers saluting to honor the honored dead. In the middle is a silhouette of a solider kneeling before a fallen soldier memorial made up of the fallen soldier’s rifle, boots, helmet, and dog tags.
The red poppies were inspired by the poem written by Miona Michael that was based on another poems called, “ In Flanders Fields.”
We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
The red poppies honor those who died while fighting for their country.