Cakes for Troops is Plymouth Woman’s Gift to Soliders
A Plymouth woman aims to help soldiers overseas feel at home during the holiday season. Hiltrud Steimel has a goal of sending more than 500 cakes to those serving. She calls it “Operation Cakes for Troops”.
“The cake goes back to basically my great grandmother,” Steimel explained. “My grandmother was married in 1917 and she brought into her marriage the recipe from her mother; this we call in German a Gugelhupf.” The small bundt-style cake is baked with raisins and vanilla, and serves 8 people.
The cakes will be baked at Rush City Bakery in Rush City. Steimel said the cake also come with a special message. It reads:
“Dear soldier, We are thinking of you this holiday time and sending you a sweet greeting from Minnesota. Thank you for your service to our country. You and your family are in our prayers. Happy holidays.”
Monetary donations will drive how many cakes are made. You can also order a cake for a soldier. Deadline for Cakes for Troops orders is December 3rd. Cakes will be frozen and then shipped on December 10th to troops all over the world.