Fathers Day Cake

filed under: Surprise Inside Cakes on June 15, 2012
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  • This cake probably looks pretty silly.

    With the weird banner.  And funky stand.

    But it just happens to be perfect for a very special daddy in our lives.

    See, a few months ago I saw this bowl at a Picket Fence Gals sale in Lindstrom, MN.

    It intrigued me!  I wanted to make one, but figured I never would.

    But then I got to thinking.  Maybe I could make a cake stand!

    So I did!!  This cost around $20 to make and took about thirty minutes.  But for my very handy hubby, its the perfect little added detail.

    Speaking of perfect little ‘daddy’ details…

    My dear husband can fix anything with a Zip Tie.  I found some mini ties (called cable ties) and tied up the forks.

    I bought some plates at the thrift store for .50 and then covered them in duct tape.  What guy doesnt love things covered in duct tape?

    Finding these really cool long nails (8inches) gave me an idea… why not a manly cake banner?  So with the addition of duct tape and some blue electrical tape we were in business.

    Slice into that bad boy, get your handy dandy pointed mudding trowel and serve up dad some delicious cake.

    Or… is it cake?

    Fathers Day Surprise Inside Cake!

    Well, kinda!  Its another Surprise Inside Cake!  This is a Rice Krispy Cake with a blue #1 inside.  (That looks more like a Z, oh well!) I thought it would be nice to make a cake that the kids could help with… to really get their hands and hearts into.

    So while this cake is not the most handsome of cakes, and the banner is wonky, and the washer cake stand might be a tad crooked and the duct tape plates dont wash up that well…

    Every perfectly planned little detail really tells dad just how loved he is.

    Have a Happy Fathers Day!

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  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    That frosting looks so fabulous! Yum!

  • Erica says:

    Very cute! You should post about your cake stand – I’d love to see it without the cake blocking my view!

    • Amanda says:

      Sorry, didnt mean for the cake to block your view.

  • marla says:

    Such a FUN idea for Fathers Day Amanda!!

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    I love it! So how do you make a washer cake stand? I need one now! 🙂

  • aida mollenkamp says:

    This whole idea is so cute, Amanda! And I love that you found that cake stand in Lindstrom, MN — my stepfather is from MN and his last name is Lindstrom yet I never knew there was a town of that name!

    • Amanda says:

      Oh wow! That is so neat! Hope he gets a chance to visit someday! 🙂

  • TidyMom says:

    oh my! such cute ideas for Dad Amanda!
    have a great weekend

  • Paula says:

    It was a perfect idea to make a cake that the kids could get involved in and I’m sure they were very proud to present this to their Daddy. I love your *manly cake*, cake plate, serving plates and forks. Tim Allen would go nuts over everything shown here 🙂

  • Maria says:

    So fun!! Perfect for Father’s Day!

  • Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says:

    That washer cake stand has just got to be a part of my life! Love it!

  • Tiffany says:

    It’s very cute, perfect & thoughtful!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    SO fun lol I love all of the details.

  • Jennifer says:

    So Cute I love it!!

  • Kristina Vanni says:

    How clever and fun! Any father would be sure to love this – looks tasty too!

  • Marci Johnson says:

    It looks like the most perfect father’s day celebration ever!! Every details was thought out from the cake stand to the nails holding up the banner.

  • Beki Cook's Cakes says:

    Amanda, this is AWESOME.
    So, so very creative. I love it all!!!!!!
    – Beki

  • shannon says:

    This is too adorable. I love the cake stand!

  • Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] says:

    This cake is so fun and perfect for many Daddys.

  • Regina says:

    You just have the best ideas Amanda. This is a perfectly manly cake design and set up 🙂

  • ElizaBeth says:

    This is the perfect cake for my son! A no-cake cake and frosting! 🙂 Wonderful job!

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections says:

    What a great idea Amanda! I love your creativity! What dad wouldnt love that?!? Awesome!!! 🙂

  • Tesei says:

    Dear Amanda, I think its a perfect idea for a daddy. I love your creativity, you’re really amazing!
    The frosting on the cake has a lovely texture and colour, can you tell us what that is? Would love to put it in our daddy’s cake too. Thanks a lot!

  • ClassiclyAmber says:

    Oh, but I love it! Love that you let your kids help with this one, too. How sweet! 😀

  • Jennifer | Mother Thyme says:

    Such a cute and fun cake for Father’s Day! What a great idea of turning that bowl into a cake stand; I love it!

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    You are so creative! This is so perfect!

  • Karyn says:

    I think it’s PERFECT and filled with Dad ideas that any guy would love. Besides, anything that the kids can make, Dad will love!
    I would love to know how you made the stand. What did you use to adhere the washers?

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