This father's day BBQ cake was inspired by a similar one I saw on the Wilton website. This one is a 2-layer 10 inch white cake.
Ahead of time I made the burgers and hot dogs out of candy clay. The recipe can be found on the Wilton website. I used chocolate candy clay for the burgers, and white candy clay which I tinted red for the hot dogs and yellow for the cheese.
I used black edible marker for the grill marks on the hot dogs. I also made the rim of the BBQ out of candy clay which I tinted grey.
I iced the side of the cake in grey buttercream and the top in black buttercream. I placed the rim on the top of the cake and molded it to fit. The grill rack was made of lollipop sticks cut to the desired lengths and wrapped in tinfoil. I pressed these into the BBQ rim and then placed the food on top.
I added yellow & orange buttercream writing and a buttercream grass bottom border.
This past fathers day I wanted to make a special cake for my stepfather. Since he likes to cook, this idea for a Fathers Day Grill Cake was perfect. It was not easy, but it came out pretty good.
I used two 8" round pans and stacked each one on top of the other. I covered the bottom with white icing and the top with black icing. I used grey icing to line the top part of the grill and also used the star tip to make the grass along the bottom.
The legs of the grill were the hardest and I eventually used black coloring pencils cut in half and pushed into the cake. You can also use pretzels covered in black icing as well to get that desired effect. I purchased a kids cooking set from Toys R us to get the spatula and food. Or you can just borrow some from a friends child.
This cake was a lot of fun to make and sure made my stepfather smile.
I made a 13x9 double layer cake. I used red icing on the sides and top and black icing for the trim and the words.
Next I cut a 1/2 inch square hole in the top layer of cake and iced it with black icing.
I made charcoal using small marshmallows, black icing coloring, and some chocolate syrup. Put it all in a bag and shake it up. I evenly dispensed the marshmallows in the hole. I used licorice for the grill.
I made the hamburgers out of tootsie rolls, the hot dogs out of red starbursts, and the cheese out of orange starburts. Just put each of them in a microwave safe dish and microwave them for 10-15 seconds then put in fridge for a couple of minutes to harden a little and then shape them.
This cake took around 3-4 hours to bake, cover with icing, make the "grill" and decorate. Not bad...really simple!!!
I made this father's day shirt and tie cake using instructions from the Wilton site. The cake itself is a 9x13 cake, covered in buttercream frosting. I then used purchased fondant to cover the shirt.
I downloaded templates from the Wilton site to use for the necktie and collar. The tie was supposed to be striped, but I opted for the easy route and just did a solid color. I tinted the purchased white fondant light blue for the tie.
The collar was really easy to do, but it didn't stay up well on its own for too long. I would recommend using a thin piece of cardboard underneath for stability. The pocket posed no problems. The most difficult aspect of this was rolling out the fondant, piecing the accessories together was actually quite easy.
Overall a very simple cake to make and a crowd pleaser.
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