Father’s Day Cake and Gift Ideas
For Father’s Day I wanted to make my husband his favorite cake, but I wanted to add a fun twist. I decided to cut the cake into the shape of a #1 – for #1 Dad. 🙂 Cute, huh? Luckily, we both have the same favorite cake – chocolate cake with caramel topping, whipped cream and toffee bits on top (sometimes referred to as “better than $=# cake”, but we don’t call it that).
I baked a regular Chocolate box cake mix and then turned it onto a serving platter to cool. I used cake release in the pan to make sure the cake would come out without any missing pieces.
Once it had cooled a little bit I cut the shape I wanted. I used the cut out pieces to put together the # symbol. It looks a little bit ghetto, but once it is covered in whipped cream, you can’t tell. Then I made a few slits in the cake with a knife and drizzled on the caramel topping. I left it in the fridge overnight so it could soak into the cake (the traditional recipe calls for sweetened condensed milk to be poured over the cake as well – but I think that dilutes the caramel flavor and makes the cake too soggy).
I used a piping bag to add the whipped topping because it was kind of a tricky shape and I wanted to be able to control how it went on. Lastly, I added the toffee bit sprinkles and I’m all set!
Don’t worry, the leftover pieces didn’t go to waste. That was my late night t.v. watching indulgence.
Take a look at this adorable card I made. I stamped the words and then rolled my daughters hand in the ink pad and added her cute little hand print. My husband and the grandpa’s get one. Aren’t they precious?!!
Then one last idea. My Dad is a huge rootbeer float fan, so I put together this kit for him. It has A&W Rootbeer, A&W Cream Soda, Ice Cream, an Ice Cream Scoop & 4 “beer” Mugs. It was really easy to put together and I KNOW he is going to love it!
Love this idea! I needed an idea for something for my dad and this would be perfect! I’m new to the blogging world and just found you from a link party and I’m glad I did!
Thanks Ally – I’m fairly new as well. I just started in February and there is so much to learn and do for blogging, it can seem a bit overwhelming. Thanks for stopping by!!
This is so cute!!! Thank you for sharing such a great idea with us. Please stop by our Brag About It Tuesday Party, http://bebetsy.com/2013/06/10/brag-about-it-tuesday-link-party-no-8/, and share some other ideas with us.
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