Celebrating Presidents' Day

By Diane VanDyke

General George Washington celebrates his 286th birthday with a cake made by Montgomery County Community College’s Culinary Arts Institute students.

When General George Washington celebrates his 286th birthday on Presidents’ Day, he expects a big cake and a crowd to sing about it—and he was not disappointed. Students at Montgomery County Community College’s Culinary Arts Institute not only made a presidential-size cake, but they also baked more than 500 cupcakes to serve with it for his birthday celebration at Valley Forge National Historical Park in King of Prussia, Pa., on February 19.

After General Washington cut the cake with his sword, Culinary students Allie Goldstein, Madison Denson, Maureen Keszczyk, Santina Reale, Janine Jasinski, Kaitlin Dixon, Cora Braig, Janeen Wooler, Jessica Jacobs, along with Chefs Joseph Jacques and Ben Vozzo, served the cupcakes and slices of cake (made from Martha Washington’s original recipe) to the crowd of participants.

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