Celebrations are always surrounded by one thing in the Wilton world – the cake. We make them for weddings, baby showers and birthdays. This month, the focus is on Father’s Day.
Our fathers deserve special treatment on their day. They are the ones who change the oil in your car, give you money on the side, and in my case treat me to coffee every Tuesday. So this cake has to be a good one!
This cake was designed to be an athletic shoe. I began with two 9 x 13 sheet cakes. I carved one cake into a sole, and then stacked the rest of the pieces on top. Unfortunately, I had it stacked too high with cookie sticks to act as dowel rods. The sticks worked great, but the cake was too heavy.
I then iced the cake and let it sit overnight to set hoping that it would not topple over, but it did. Luckily, I was able to fix it by taking one layer off of the top.
I then cut a 2-inch border of gray to create the bottom of the shoe. I used water to adhere the white and gray fondant pieces together. The next step was to add the blue fondant to the front of the shoe and attach the pieces to make shoelaces and eyelets.
I made the shoelaces by rolling out a long line of dough, approximately 2 inches in diameter and made it as thin as I could so it would fit through the eyelets. I made the eyelets by cutting a half circle and then used a knife to cut small circles on the sides of the half circle. I wasn’t too concerned about the size of the small circles because I could use my finger to stretch the circles to help the laces fit through.
This was my first 3-D cake. It took a lot of effort, but in the end it was worth it. Everyone was thrilled with the design!
What Father’s Day cake do you have planned for your special father? If you need more inspiration, be sure to check out our Father’s Day section!