The bakery also expects to begin receiving orders for made-to-order cakes, which are more expensive. In the past, the bakery has made cakes in the shape of a helmet and "a couple of Ray Lewis kind of bursting from a cloud of cotton candy," Yeskey said.

"We're hoping to do a few of those," she said.

At Flowers & Fancies, owner Wingrat realizes there's a chance the purple flowers could die before orders come in, but said it should be a safe bet. He expects requests to start this week, with a flurry in the days leading up to the game against the San Francisco 49ers.

"We just think it's going to be a big party from Wednesday through Sunday," Wingrat said.

For some, the celebrations will be personal.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Justin Bennett, a construction mechanic in the Navy Seabees, faces a Feb. 6 deadline to re-enlist as he completes a six-year commitment. The Glen Burnie native and die-hard Ravens fan watched much of the season via streaming Internet feeds on military-base computer labs in Afghanistan, from which he returned in November.

Comrades have re-enlisted in fun places like Disney World in the past — there just needs to be an officer present to sign off on the re-enlistment — so Bennett and his wife, Lindsay, decided there would be no better place than the Super Bowl to make his decision official. Officers stationed with Bennett already had volunteered to work at the game in New Orleans, a 45-minute drive from his Gulfport, Miss., base where he is currently stationed.

After a 14-month deployment kept Bennett in Afghanistan, the couple will be together cheering on their team. They called it "destiny."

"Him re-enlisting is a huge time in his life, and this is a huge time in our lives," Lindsay Bennett said. "It was just meant for us to go and win it."

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