Father’s Day: Continuing to Help Fathers and Grandfathers Age Well

Happy Father’s Day

There’s nothing better than making someone feel special and these cakes are truly works of art, aren’t they?

I am not a baker but I do think if Dad were alive, I might just get some of those sheets of marzipan, some food coloring, and–using a packaged mix–try the cake below.

The cake at the top needs, I think, some kind of colored butter cream frosting in addition to the marzipan– to make the sweater vest–which I would probably do in one color since it would still look nice and would only need one food coloring. On second thought, possibly I would go to the extra trouble of making the cake at the top. Dad would no doubt be wearing his sweater vest over a sport shirt–as he did every day, so Father’s Day would probably be no exception and he would be “tickled” when he saw that cake.

If inspired, you can Google many photos of Father’s Day cakes, complete with recipes, and I’m guessing all are easier to make than the ones above. So I’m including a link with photos and difficulty levels– http://www.wilton.com/ideas/browse.cfm?cel=Fathers-Day&cat=Cakes–should you be inspired.

In the final analysis I think we know it’s the warmth of being together that pleases parents most.

With every good wish for a Happy Father’s Day

Aging Parents: Father’s Day and Neckties

If neckties are indeed the most popular Father’s Day gift, I guess I need to include them–with a twist.

But I must admit, I wouldn’t have done it had I not received an email from Matt at http://www.tiepedia.com/tie-blog/49-crafts/155-tie-cake. It’s a cool site with posts about real ties…plus! Obviously Matt’s in the Father’s day spirit.

Check out the photos of 16 cakes, the creative work of Esperanaza above and others. Below is one I just have to include; one I would have tried to make for my Dad when he was alive–the sweater vest with buttons down the front. However, my dad was more traditional…..his sweater vests: one entirely gray, one all navy. And my husband would vouch for the fact I’m not much of a baker.

But possibly you are. So if you are doing the Father’s Day barbecue–or any meal that calls for dessert this coming Sunday, check out a dessert site with an assortment of simpler dessert recipes for Father’s Day, including a cake that resembles Esperanza’s creation. Of course, there’s still time to buy a tie.