Ah, neck ties. Those glorious, generic "Dad" gifts that men have enjoyed - nay, cherished! - since the invention of clothing. After all, what can make you feel more alive than a silk noose around your neck signifying lifelong membership in the greater corporate collective? Hmmm?
And, naturally, when it comes to getting dad a cake on his special day, bakers sure know how to please:
They, uh, also appear to have a rather low opinion of dads' fashion sense.
Or maybe they've read that a lot of men are at least partially colorblind, and decided Dad wouldn't notice:
I'm calling it: yellow and beige is the most disgusting color combination known to man.
Or maybe they think we were all raised in the circus.
"To Dad, Our Favorite Bozo
Hey, remember that time Dad said his new tie from Aunt Edna looked like crap?
Well, they've got a cake for that, too!
The sprinkles really sell it.
Of course, then there are the bakers who've never actually seen a tie...
...but wouldn't think of letting that
But my friends, it doesn't have to be this way.
Just say "no" to tie cakes! Say "no" to boring clichés! Instead, go with creativity! Go with quality! Go with...
...a flaming Quidditch Snitch riding a unicycle on a tank top cake!
You're welcome, fathers everywhere.
Many tanks to Anne J., Luli M., Vanessa B., Denise M., Zoe I., & Becky T. for getting all tied up on our behalf. [mrowr]
Oh, and a belated "epi briday" to Dorothy "big deal" M. Nappy blob blob, Dor!