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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  • Farmgirl Susan says:

    This is so clever! It’s perfect. Best Father’s Day cake ever. 🙂

  • Claudine says:

    So good has been the cake! And the original ideas that you used to assemble the cake, I’ve loved! Congratulations

  • Cassie says:

    This whole post just killed me with your creativity! The cake stand, the duct tape plates, the nails and banner…all amazing. What an amazing cake, too, so adorable!

  • Kim Campbell says:

    This is great! I’d love to know how you made the cake stand too! I’ve been searching for the perfect cake stand!!

  • Ann P. says:

    So sweet of you! I know he loved this cake 🙂

  • bridget {bake at 350} says:

    Amanda….this is so incredibly creative and PERFECT for a dad! I cannot believe you MADE that cake stand! I always thought you had an engineer’s brain!

  • Jamie | My Baking Addiction says:

    You are one talented and creative gal! This is so special and soooo cute!

  • So cute and creative. I just adore that cake stand! I too would love how to make one! What a perfect way to make Dad feel loved.

  • Carrie says:

    I love this. I would love to see a tutorial for the cake stand. I can see one of these in my future :o) Thanks!

  • Donna says:

    I love your creativity, what Dad wouldn’t be thrilled.

  • Deborah Jackson says:

    Happy Birthday!!

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