Nothing says "birthday" like a nice big cake. This must be a big birthday then! When you've got 100lb's of Flour, well, you're going to get a big cake! Even Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld got in on the Supersized action!
Originally From: http://www.slashfood.com/2006/06/17/building-the-army-a-birthday-cake/
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 13, 2006) – It’s not just any birthday party, and this is not just any cake. The recipe calls for 540 eggs, 100 pounds of flour, 30 pounds of butter, 30 gallons of milk and 30 pounds of sugar.
A team from the Pentagon’s Senior Leadership Dining Facility is currently mixing this massive ingredient list to create the Army's birthday cake, to be served 11 a.m. June 14 at the Pentagon Courtyard.
“It’s a once in a lifetime thing. Cakes get made all over the world at different levels, but this is at the highest level. Anytime you do something like this, it’s a point of pride,” said Sgt. 1st Class Michael Cate of the Pentagon cake-making team.
From the first egg-cracked to the careful assembly of about seventy sheet cakes, it takes the team one week to prepare the dessert.