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Father's Day Recipes: Happy Father's Day Cake

Happy Father's Day Cake

Your child doesn't have to be a baker or tailor to create this Father's Day cake that looks like a shirt.


  • 9-by-12-by-2-inch cake, store-bought or homemade from scratch or a mix
  • Pastel icing the color of dad's favorite shirt
  • Cardboard shirt box (ask at the drycleaner's), lined with waxed paper
  • White paper for making a shirt collar and two cuffs
  • Colorful frosting for the tie


  1. Bake a cake in a 9-by-12-inch cake pan, remove from the pan, cool, and place on waxed paper.
  2. Start by lining a 9-by-12-inch cardboard shirt box with tissue paper. Cover with a larger piece of waxed paper and flip the cake over and set it bottom-up in the box.
  3. Frost with a pastel-shirt colored icing. Cut a collar and two cuffs out of white paper. The collar is a strip, rolled into a ring and taped, with a small V cut out of the center. The cuffs are rectangles with candy cufflinks.
  4. Add a colorful frosting tie below the point where the collar will be placed. Just before serving, trim away the waxed paper and add the collar and cuffs.