Saturday, June 20, 2009

Father's Day Smiley Face Cake

I told my daughter Lily that this was the first time I'd seen such determination and long term attention span in her. She worked with such dedication to complete these two "gifts" for her father that it brought joy to my heart. So, I wanted to share her labor of love with you.

The first project she worked on was a "Bouquet" that she thought Bob would enjoy. She talked about the act of giving flowers and how it was mostly females that were the recipients of these lovely gifts. Then she talked about her Dad. She said the only bouquet he would truly appreciate was one he could eat, so she made one.

This simple act of love was made with brownie bites covered in white candy melts, dipped in colored sugars and attached to lollipop sticks. She added some tissue paper flowers to the back and stuck the sticks into a styrofoam ball that had been placed in a small wooden bucket. She also added some Tootsie Pop flowers, a few silk plant leaves and a bow to complete the look. Simple, yet loving.

Next she decided to make him a Father's Day cake. She settled on a Smiley Face. Remember how I told you we like to use M & M's to decorate, well, that's what she did. Check this out.
Her patience in placing all the M & M's on the cake gave me a new respect for my daughter. She's growing up. Seems like priorities are now slowly beginning to change. Slowing down that hectic pace she's kept up for so long (and that got her ill) is finally beginning to subside.

The cake is a simple vanilla cake with some chocolate chips added in for good measure. The frosting is a vanilla buttercream. The side (small) smiley faces are Oreos dipped in white candy melts with a smiley face imprinted on the top with mini M & M's. It took her all day to complete her gifts for her Dad, but it was worth it. She was quite proud of herself, as were Bob and I. Happy Father's Day!
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In honor of Father's Day, this is Bob's favorite joke.

Why don't cannibals eat clowns???

Because they taste funny!!!

11 comments:

doggybloggy said...

nice joke and nice cake....

♥peachkins♥ said...

hahaha..nice joke. Happy father's Day !!

Gloria Chadwick said...

The edible bouquet and the smiley face cake are beautiful!! Good job, Lily. :) And Happy Father's Day to Bob. LOL. Love the joke.

Reeni♥ said...

Lily did a great job! The bouquet is so clever and the cake is so cute! Happy Father's Day to Bob!

Bren said...

jokes make for good fun! we play them on our dad all the time! nice to have found you, especially when you talk about m & m's on a cake! :)

Happy cook said...

Wow that cake will put a huge smile to any father.
Love the cake,they are so cute.
Hee fathers day was last sunday.

Debinhawaii said...

Your daughter inherited your talent in the kitchen--both the cake and the bouquet are adorable!

Megan said...

I love the smiley cake. It is so cute and the flowers are precious.I'm very impressed. I'll have to show my 14 year old and maybe it will get the home fires burning under her butt!

5 Star Foodie said...

Wow, your daughter did a wonderful job with the bouquet and the smiley cake! Looks amazing!

Cucinista said...

Another great cake! To say thanks for the chocolate, I have given you an award. Come by and pick it up!

Amber said...

Wow! That looks so cute! Your daughter did an amazing job!

 

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