Fathers Day Cake

filed under: Surprise Inside Cakes on June 15, 2012

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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  • Katie @ OhShineOn says:

    I love the banner idea… I think I might use it on my cake tomorrow as well 🙂

  • Karen @ Trilogy Edibles says:

    Oh Amanda that is genius. My husband would love it! the cake stand is adorable!

  • HeatherChristo says:

    You are so creative Amanda! What a very sweet cake and a lucky dad you have!

  • maggie says:

    I have already commented on your instagram but I just love this post! So clever and fun. It makes me really wish I was in the same place as my Dad for celebrating Dad’s day 🙁

  • Sue {munchkin munchies} says:

    This is fantastic! I especially love the duct tape items! It’s Hilarious and it really made me chuckle:) What a tasty treat too.

  • Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy says:

    how fun! he’s going to love it! love the banner:)

  • Kristen says:

    This is such a fun idea!

  • Jennifer says:

    This was such a wonderful idea! I love the wonkiness of everything (even though it doesn’t look wonky at all).

  • caking101.com says:

    Great concept and very “arty” !

  • Becky says:

    I love this idea! Id love to know more about how you made the stand. Maybe a quick tutorial on the stand?? Just a thought. 🙂

  • MarendaThompson says:

    Awesome cake stand!!!! Would love to know how you made it. Beautiful cake!!!

  • Elizabeth says:

    All of the details that make up this cake are SO perfect!

  • Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says:

    Happy Father’s Day to Mr. I am Baker 🙂 Amanda I love all of the details. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend together.

  • Kavli says:

    Wow! You are amazingly creative!!!!!

  • Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} says:

    I love the whole DIY themed cake with the nails, duct tape and electrical tape. The forks cable tied up together make me giggle too. Boys and their toys!

    Totally digging the washer cake stand. When you said you made it and it took about 30 mins I was looking for the tutorial, hehe. I’m another that’s intrigued to know how you made it. Also, are the washers made out of stainless steel?

    • Amanda says:

      I think I will be doing a tutorial… be on the lookout! 🙂

      • Tesei says:

        Have you posted the forsting recipe before? Is it one already inyour blog, it looks absolutely gorgeous and would love to try it at home. Thank you!

  • Sunny says:

    This is such an awesome cake. I love every detail from the nail banner to the trowel server. You are so creative. So how did you make the washer serving plate? It’s adorable and so unique.

  • Jennifer S E says:

    I think that cake might the most filled with love as any you have ever made! It is just beautiful!

  • Kathleen says:

    That is very creative! But I would be worried about whether all those items touching the food are food safe.

  • Fran says:

    Lucky your hubby with such a delicious cake and your creativity!! Happy Fathers’ Day

  • susan says:

    you are so creative, Amanda. If you and I lived anywhere near one another, oh the fun we would have!

  • Heidi @ Bits of Sunshine says:

    I think this cake is PERFECT! Its such a swet idea – its a real manly cake! I am sure your husband was truly blessed with this!

  • Naomi says:

    Love the duct tape plates. I don’t think the stand is wonky. The cake is beautiful and made with a lot of love. The banner is creative. The whole ensemble is so well thought out and thoughtful, Amanda.

    I hope your husband and your family had a great Father’s Day!

  • SamCyn says:

    That was really sweet and thoughtful 😉

  • Tickled Red says:

    I absolutely LOVE this cake idea!! When my guy isn’t coaching surf groms he is a builder. My dad was one as well when I was young. If DS was home right and not in Cali, the boys and I would have totally rocked this cake for Father’s Day! xoxo

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