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How to Bake a Father's Day Tie Cake

Dad will be all smiles when you present him with this charming Father's Day tie cake baked and decorated with love.


  • Step 1: Buy cake mix Buy dad's favorite prepared cake mix and prepare according to instructions, pouring the batter into two rectangular pans. Reserve enough for one cupcake.
  • TIP: Two rectangular bread pans may be used to bake the batter if you do not have an appropriate cake pan.
  • Step 2: Bake Bake the cake and cupcake according to mix instructions.
  • Step 3: Cool Allow the cake and cupcake to cool, and then carefully remove them from the pans.
  • Step 4: Cut cake Cut the cake in half lengthwise, then, arrange the two pieces on a serving platter, forming one long, skinny shape.
  • TIP: Use a piece of sturdy cardboard covered with one of dad's old shirts to create an original serving platter.
  • Step 5: Place muffin Place the muffin at the top of the long shape to form the tie's knot, then use a knife to cut a V-shape at the opposite end of the cake.
  • Step 6: Frost Frost the cake on all sides, and then decorate it with candies to resemble a familiar tie pattern. Now, get ready for big hugs and kisses from a happy dad.
  • FACT: Neckties remain the most popular Father's Day gift.

You Will Need

  • Cake mix
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Rectangular cake pan
  • Cupcake tin
  • Oven
  • Knife
  • Presentation platter
  • Frosting
  • Candy decorations
  • 2 rectangular bread pans (optional)
  • Sturdy cardboard (optional)
  • Man's shirt (optional)

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