My Husband returned home from a 4 month deployment. He was stationed literally on the other side of the world. It took him over 40 hours of traveling to get back home. I thought a globe cake, with a plane flying around it, was fitting. I had less than an hour to bake and decorate the cake (you can see some of the frosting melting off). He said after eating frozen boxed cakes at the chow hall, he was looking forward to one of my, made from scratch, fresh cakes. A little to fresh and out of the oven though. Hard to decorate a warm cake, but boy was it good!!!!