How do you capture the essence of every dad in 11 Sweet cakes?
Well, you don't.
But this is a great excuse for me to post some pretties I think a lot of guys would like - and a few that I know my own Dad will dig.
Like a big steak dinner...
(By Debbie Does Cakes)
That's actually a cake!
And when it comes to dream cars, you'd be hard pressed to find any lovelier than a classic red Ferrari:
(By The White Ombré)
Admit it: if that slice wasn't cut out, you'd think these were models, right?
My Dad introduced my brother and me to everything from ABBA to Louis Armstrong growing up, so to me music and fathers go together like chocolate cake and marshmallow icing. Which is to say they should ALWAYS go together.
(By Isbilya Cakes)
Classic Beatles is classic. I still love Octopus' Garden best.
Not every father is a Mr. Fix It, but for those who are...
(By The Royal Bakery)
How cool is this green and purple color scheme? And the "oil drip" lettering?
(This makes me like to think the Joker tinkers in the garage in his spare time.)
You regulars know my folks are reeeally into motorcycles now, so this one's for MY Dad:
(By Cakey Bakes Cakes)
That's a sunset I could ride into, right there.
Continuing our theme of cakes that don't look like cakes:
(By Melanie Judge)
...how much fun could you have with this cake remote control? I'm imaging an elaborate set-up with a new big-screen box and plenty of hidden cameras. (Just me?)
I have vague memories of my Dad teaching me to catch in our tiny suburban backyard. I think that's another Dad requirement, right? Even when your kids are about as adept at sports as a three-humped camel doing the limbo?
(By Delicia Designs)
Maybe if you'd offered me more cake, Dad, I wouldn't have run away from the ball so much. (OK, yes I would have, but the cake still would have been a nice gesture on your part.)
Aha, another one for my Dad:
(By Sweet Element)
GUINNESS. Not so much the Star Wars LEGO figures. Those are more for me. :D
But lest you think my Dad isn't a geek, oh ho! YES HE IS.
(By Cake Révol)
He and Mom brought me to my very first sci-fi convention: a traveling Doctor Who exhibit held in the parking lot of our local PBS station. I got to play in the TARDIS and meet John Pertwee and it was GLORIOUS.
Now, I could have featured more sport cakes here, but let's be honest: dads also love video games.
Am I right?
OF COURSE I'M RIGHT.
And here's a Pip-Boy from one of John's favorite games, Fallout:
(By Designs By Angela)
It fits around your arm, for easy snacking. :D
And finally, for every guy who dreams of being James Bond:
(By Dolce Arte)
Here's to the dads who are never shaken, always stirred.
Happy Father's Day, everyone!