This is a 10×13 chocolate cake with buttercream crumb coat and fondant top coat. The entire shirt was made of fondant. I trimmed it with a shell border just because I like my cakes to look like cakes.
You can leave the shell border off if you want. I arranged this cake with a tissue paper cover and tied it up with ribbon and presented it as a fathers day cake for father’s day.
This was a father’s day cake I did for my friend. I used the gel transfer method and I printed off a copy of his three kids on my computer. Then I laminated them and stuck them on the cake!
I got this Fathers day cake idea out of a Family Fun magazine, but I changed it a bit so that the tie was a piece of marzipan I rolled out and cut after pressing stripes of fruit roll-up onto it. It is flexible enough to have a bit of wave in the tie rather than the flat frosting one that was suggested in the recipe.
It’s just a rectangle cake frosted in any color. The color is a piece of paper and the tie, like I said, is marzipan and fruit-roll-up. I didn’t have a shirt box, but putting the cake into one would have completed the presentation.
For Father’s Day, the whole family went on vacation to a lake very far away from our town. I decided to gather all my tools and bake a father’s day cake. I realized that I’d forgotten the nylon paper that goes around the father’s day cake as well as the gum paste boards that go around it to mimic the gift box.
I went to the closest mall around and could not find a cake decoration store. I decided to use a regular gift box, which I cut, in 4 sections and wrapped with saran paper, glued them to the cake with heavy butter cream icing. I could not find nylon paper and had no other choice but to use clear plastic that I cut/arranged around the father’s day cake.
Everyone loved the father’s day cake!