holidays: fathers day rosette cake

An Easy Dessert Cake Layer Recipe for Father's Day

For Fathers day  I wanted to do something that was fun, and family orientated.  My niece,  who can barely reach the table wanted to bake a cake, I  could anticipate the fun already. Being the on-hands person that I am, I tried to guide her, but she stood proudly, mixing, measuring, and for a moment I thought we had a mini-pastry chef  in the kitchen.

Living so far away from my father can be an intimidating task trying to properly honor dad. I have such fond memories growing up, and fathers day was no exception. On father’s day, we’d have three generations gather at our family cookouts with foods that I love, steamed crabs, corn on the cob, and various salads and dips, which are reminiscent of everything-summer.

As I pondered what to get my father for this special day, honoring him, I came to the grand-daddy of ideas. My niece and I decided to send him a virtual cake (pictured above).   Even though we are thousands of miles away, he’ won’t be able to taste it, he can still feel how much we love him.

Happy Father’s Day.

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10 comments

  • June 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm //

    Beautiful cake and I love the banner!

    • June 19, 2011 at 7:42 pm //

      Thank you!

  • June 23, 2011 at 4:23 pm //

    What a perfect and beautiful cake for father’s day!

    • June 24, 2011 at 2:04 am //

      Thank you so much Dewi!

  • August 18, 2011 at 10:04 pm //

    Lovely cake and such a nice idea to bake it anyway despite being separated by thousands of miles from your dad. (Although I’m sure he’d rather have an actual slice rather than a virtual slice ;-)

    • August 19, 2011 at 7:07 am //

      Hi Hester, thank you! It was unfortunate that we could only send him the image, I don’t think the cake would have held up traveling ocean to ocean, we were having high humidity that day, and it had begun to melt, I think I should have made the cream a bit more stiffer.

  • August 19, 2011 at 12:21 am //

    Awesome cake – and love all the white surroundings to augment it.

    • August 19, 2011 at 7:04 am //

      Thank you Jennifer, that is so kind of you to say, the cream had begun to melt, we were having humidity issues that day, I should have made the cream stiffer.

  • August 19, 2011 at 5:49 am //

    What a fun cake! I love the rosettes all over it! So pretty!

    Thanks for the add on Food Buzz! Buzzed ya!

    • August 19, 2011 at 6:51 am //

      Thank you Charissa! It began to melt, we were having high humidity that day, I should have made the cream a bit more stiffer = )