Looking for a fun cake to make for dad this Father’s Day? This Happy Father’s Day Cake is decorated with all of dad’s favorite things…from campfires to trees and tents. An easy decorating project for beginners, this cake would also be great for birthdays, retirement parties or just to show dad how great he is! If your dad isn’t really an outdoorsman, customize this cake with his favorite things instead! Try sports-themed icons for active dads…or decorate it with some of dad’s favorite jokes! No matter what the theme, dad is sure to love this homemade Happy Father’s Day cake.
Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Combine Kelly Green and Black icing colors to get light, medium and dark green colors shown. Tint three cups batter light green, six cups batter medium green and 3 cups batter dark green using color combinations provided. Transfer batter to 16 in. decorating bags.
Prepare pan with dividing ring. Starting in center, fill center ring ½ full with medium green batter, next ring ½ full with light green batter and outer ring ½ full with medium green batter. Carefully remove dividing ring; rinse and dry thoroughly. Repeat color combination in second pan. Remove, rinse and dry dividing ring.
Prepare third pan with dividing ring. Starting in center, fill center ring ½ full with dark green batter, next ring ½ full with medium green batter and outer ring ½ full with dark green batter. Remove dividing ring.
Bake and cool cakes.
Level, fill and stack cake. Ice cake smooth.
Using Cake Marker, position one pin at 1¼ in. mark and one pin at 2¾ in. mark. Make random marks around cake.
Using Black icing color, tint ¼ cup icing black. Prepare decorating bag with tip 2 and black icing. Pipe designs, starting at top section of cake and using marks as guide for bottom of each design. Repeat for middle row and bottom row.