I have to warn you straight away, I am teasing a bit.  This IS the perfect cake to make for Fathers Day, but there is a catch.

First, the cake.

Ombre Cake from Surprise-Inside Cakes

 photo credit Susan Powers

While this screams masculine to me, a friend mentioned that she might want try a different technique for the frosting. (What, are petals feminine or something??)

Something like this:

The Perfect Birthday Cake


Recipe Here: The Perfect Birthday Cake

I think either one would look amazing quite honestly!

Ombre Cake from Surprise-Inside Cakes

photo credit Susan Powers

Let me tell you all the reasons Dad is going to love this cake.

1. It’s pretty darn good lookin if I don’t say so myself.

2. It has every flavor of amazing.  Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, and Vanilla.  AND all the accompanying frosting flavors!

3. You made it for him. (awwwww)

So what is the catch?  This handsome cake’s recipes aren’t on my blog, they are only in my book!!

Now seriously, hop on over to amazon (where it is discounted!) and get your very own copy of Surprise-Inside Cakes now!

I PROMISE you, Dad will love it!

Surprise Inside Cakes!

Surprise-Inside Cakes

or where books are sold!


This is the perfect Father's day cake! Learn how to make a father's day cake with the amazing flavors of chocolate and vanilla. Plus, it can also be a birthday cake for dad recipe! Save this pin for an easy idea for father's day!

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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. Wow – gorgeous cake! I am a new visitor to your blog – your book sounds fantastic!!!

  2. This looks SO SO gooood!!!!!! I need this cake in my life and most certainly, your book too! 🙂

  3. Hi!

    I have your book & I tried to make the petals,
    but it just didn’t work out ):
    And I really want to learn it.
    Now I can’t find a video tutorial to create petals on a cake,
    & I wondered if you know any or,
    if you have time and feelings for it,
    want to create one?

    Thankyou for your book, you’re a huge inspiration! ~

    Lots of love,

    1. Hi Kimberly! I am so sorry it didnt work. I do not have a tutorial on those petals, as it is a specific and unique style I created only for the book. (So no one else has a tutorial either!) However, I would recommend practicing a bit more. I know that once I figured out the wrist that I whizzed through the cake in a few minutes. But when I over-though it it seemed to take much longer and was not as easy. You can always practice on a piece of parchment paper or solid surface. That will help get your confidence up! Blessings!

  4. Just saw this on Pinterest, and you’re right either one would be great for Father’s day. I have been following your blog with all of your baked goodies and wanted to say what an inspiration you are. Because of you, I took my first cake decorating class and loved it. Had several laughs about how the cakes turned out, but at least they tasted good.
    Thanks 🙂

  5. I made this for my husband’s birthday and followed your directions for the cakes. The white cake baked nice and high. However, the two chocolate cakes only rose about half the height of the white cake. I’ll have to use both chocolate layers to get the same proportions as the white layer. Any suggestions as to why this happened? I used the same ingredients, same (Kitchen-Aid) mixer and all baked the same day in the same oven. I especially love making your rainbow cake. Everyone loves it!

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