So I didn't make my husband a cake for his birthday a few months ago. He hasn't forgiven me for it (I thought he was sick of cake so I got him donuts instead, sheesh!) so I figured I had better make him a father's day cake before he divorces me.
Seriously though, I had a ton of fun making this cake. Unfortunately, I was in a rush (that happens way too often!) so I was a bit sloppy on the tie. I also wish I would have made the shirt a different color. It's just so....white. It makes it hard to see the detail.
I wasn't very original in doing this cake either---I just copied the design after some other cake I found while googling "father's day cakes" for ideas. Since the cake was so white and the tie was so brightly colored and I was in a huge rush (had some friends over for dinner and I wanted to make sure we all had cake for dessert!), the tie stood out in a really bad way. In order achieve some balance, I improvised and put some blue fondant on the sides, I guess it is supposed to be tissue paper or something. If I had more time I would have thought of something better. I think the cake turned out okay despite the glaring white-ness.
I also tried out a new filling. Pie filling, actually. It was key lime and I liked it, but I think it may be a bit tart for the likes of most people, and a bit gloopy for the likes of cake decorators. It was paired with white cake and white frosting. Yum!
**Also, this cake commemorates my two year anniversary of Cake Decorating!! Yay!**
I love food. I love art. Cake decorating combines both into one big bowl of fun! I designed this blog to keep track of my progress as an amateur cake decorator. Maybe someday I can make some money decorating cakes....maybe.