Happy Father's Day Golf Cupcake
Hit a hole in one this Father's Day with creative cupcakes for the golfing dad. Here's how to make them:
- Bake a batch of chocolate cupcakes.
- Use green food coloring to tint vanilla frosting. With a pastry bag and narrow decorating tip, create thin blades of grass with upward strokes.
- For the cupcake topper, write a message on a new golf ball. Hot-glue the ball to a new, clean golf tee. Stick the topper in the middle of the cupcake just before surprising Dad with the treat.
Baseball Glove Cupcakes for Dad
These glove-and-ball cupcakes will hit the sweet spot for any baseball-loving dad. Use purchased cookies to create the baseball and the glove, so decorating goes fast and you can celebrate sooner.
Grilled S'mores Father's Day Cake
Fire up a chocolaty s'mores cake for the dad who loves grilling. Starting with frozen pound cake and finishing with toasty marshmallows, this unique Father's Day dessert might become an annual tradition.
We Heart Dad Cookies
Put a homemade spin on store-bought sugar cookie dough by using alphabet cookie cutters to spell out Father's Day sentiments. Tint purchased frosting Dad's favorite colors, and sandwich it between baked cookies for a heartfelt treat.
Dessert Tip: You can also use melted chocolate or jam between the cookies.
Chocolate Stout Shake Dad Will Love
Celebrate the special bond between Dad and beer with a stout-infused chocolate shake. This chilly Father's Day dessert recipe serves eight, so invite Grandpa, too.
11 Ways to Decorate a Cake for Dad
Still stumped for a Father's Day dessert? Start with a simple layer cake (a boxed mix will do), and use one of these cute, easy cake-decorating ideas to make his day special.
All-Star Cake for Dad
Bake your "All Star" father this jersey-shape dessert cut from a 13x9-inch cake. Decorate the cake with Dad's favorite team colors, and use candy to write his favorite player's number or the phrase "All-Star Dad."
Father's Day Bacon Cake
For the bacon-loving dad, why not bake a Father's Day cake with a surprising flavor? With its unbeatable combination of sweet and salty ingredients, this cake is sure to make Dad's mouth water. Start with a two-layer or purchased round cake. Then add chopped bacon to the top and sides of the cake.
Father's Day Cheeseburger Ice Cream Cake
If burgers are on the Father's Day menu, go all the way with our eye-fooling ice cream cake. Serve it with a side of "fries" made of cut-up pound cake.
Father's Day Glazed Churros
What does Dad want for Father's Day? A plate of buttery, crispy churros dunked in his favorite flavor. Choose from Mexican chocolate, vanilla cake, pistachio, and orange glazes to make Dad's day sweeter.
Bowling Cake for Father's Day
No Father's Day treat will delight the bowling dad more than this cake, featuring both a bowling pin and bowling ball. Here's how:
- Bake two 13x9-inch cakes and one 6-inch round cake (we used an ovenproof bowl for a dome shape); let cool.
- Frost one of the 13x9-inch cakes with yellow frosting; cut the other into the shape of a bowling pin, using our photo as a guide.
- Frost the pin with white frosting and the ball cake with chocolate frosting. Give the pin red stripes using red icing or licorice.
- Place the bowling pin layer on top of the yellow-frosted cake and the ball cake on top of the pin. Create the look of finger holes in the bowling ball with three tea-light candles that Dad can blow out.
Father's Day Bacon Chocolate Bark
Bacon-loving dads will flip for this salty and sweet Father's Day dessert, and you'll love how easy it is to make. The trick to this decadent three-ingredient dessert is brushing the thick-cut bacon with caramel sauce before baking.
Sports Cupcakes for Dad
Bake a batch of sports-inspired cupcakes for Father's Day. These basketball-, baseball-, and soccer ball-adorned cupcakes are so easy to make -- just dip doughnut holes in melted candy coating. More on how to make them:
- Bake Dad's favorite cupcakes and let cool.
- Fill a pastry bag with green frosting, and using a small tip, create a patch of "grass" on each cupcake.
- Dip doughnut holes in melted candy coating, and use decorating frosting to draw the appropriate design on each ball.
- Put the decorated doughnut holes on top of the green frosting.
Shirt-and-Tie Father's Day Cake
Does the dad in your life put in long hours at the office? Show him your appreciation with this adorable shirt-and-tie brownie cake. Here's how:
- Bake a batch of brownies in a lined 13x9-inch pan; let cool.
- Frost the cake with Dad's favorite frosting flavor and color (we used chocolate).
- Create the collar and pocket with a darker shade of frosting, and use melted white chocolate to form the necktie. For a striped tie, use decorating gel icing or licorice. Add candy-coated milk chocolate pieces for the collar and pocket buttons.
Coconut Cream Banana-Topped Pie
One bite of this creamy coconut pie will have Dad feeling the love. It's the perfect Father's Day dessert for the old-school dad with classic (and indulgent) tastes.
Football Brownies for Dad
Score a touchdown in Dad's eyes with these fudgy football brownies. This Father's Day dessert is especially appropriate for the guy who loves football and chocolate.
Sailboat Cake for Father's Day
If Dad loves to sail, this cake is a perfect match for Father's Day. A powdered sugar doughnut serves as a dinghy, and blue edible glitter is a tasty stand-in for the open seas.
Dad's Root Beer Float Cupcakes
For the root beer-drinking dad, whip up these root beer float cupcakes, complete with root beer-flavor hard candies and colorful straws.
Race Car Cakes for Dad
Get Dad revved up for Father's Day with these special race cars (made from two 8- or 9-inch round cakes). Chocolate sandwich cookies give each car wheels, and assorted candy pieces, such as fruit-flavor licorice twists and small gumdrops, add racing details.
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