Happy Father’s Day!! I don’t have a specific “Father’s Day” cake to share with you, but I do have this very manly Tools Cake that I did just yesterday for Randy – celebrating his 60th birthday!
His daughter threw him a big party and ordered this tools cake – specifically asking for a measuring tape and level – her father’s favorite and most used tools!
I’m sharing it today because I thought this tools cake might be fitting for lots of dads out there on Father’s Day!!
This cake would be a great cake for my Daddy too (unlike the golf bag cake I shared the other day!)… my Daddy works with his hands all the time!! Side note – I’m really missing my Daddy today – he’s in Thailand on a mission trip. If you can spend the day with your Daddy, count your blessings!!
Here are a few details…
This was was a huge cake… it was two 12″x18″ sheet cakes stacked up on top of each other and it was around 4″ tall (maybe a little more!). The estimated servings was 76-98 (according to the Wilton chart I use).
For the measuring tape and level, I made my own molds after using the tutorial by Verusca that I mentioned here. Since it was the first time I’d done anything like that, my technique needs some work, but the tools weren’t too shabby considering.
For the needle-nose pliers and the hammer, I used chocolate molds. I dusted the molds with corn starch, then pressed the fondant into them, popped them into the freezer for 10 minutes or so, then popped the tools out and made the details really shine with gum paste tools.
I used one of my new(er) alphabet cookie cutter sets and number cutter sets that I got from Brown Cookie. I really like the font of these letters! On exception… I used my lower case block tappit cutters to do the “th” on the 60th!
Do you have any questions about this cake? If you made your father a cake for Father’s Day – I’d love to hear what kind! Leave me a comment!!