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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Father's Day Cake/What Cake are You?

I look like him and I even act like him. We are cut from the same cloth and he always showed me nothing but love and support. The man that I am speaking of is my Dad. Since he passed away in September 2011 there is a void in my heart and Father's Day this year just isn't going to be the same without him. My Dad is definitely living on through me. This one is for you Willie C. Jones

This year I want to find a way to celebrate my Dad and link it to something that I love. What better way to do that then to bake. Earlier today I did a rough sketch of what I wanted the cake to look like that will celebrate my Dad. A member of Que Psi Phi Fraternity purple and Gold was one of his favorite color combinations. Also after being a retired Marine he became a project manager for an international government contracting company so he had a lot of ties. I wanted to combine these things into one cake.

My plan is to first make a sheet cake the is covered in buttercream icing. Then with cupcakes I will place them in the shape of a tie and ice them purple and gold. The cupcakes will give the tie a 3D effect. I will then pipe the words on the sheet cake in black and white. When I do make this cake I will be sure to post a blog about it.

If I were a cake at this point in my life I would be a Rocky Road Float. Why you ask and what is a rocky road float you ask? A Rocky Road Float is something that I came up with. It's a layered cake with pound cake on the bottom layer and a chocolate cake with caramel, pecans, and walnuts on the top layer. I will do a blog post on the recipe one day. These past 8 months have been a rocky road for me with the passing away of my Dad in September and my Grandma shortly after in December, but I have floated along and kept my head up continuing to push forward.

If you could be any cake at this point in your life what kind would you be and why?

I am looking forward to reading your answers below in the comments and I can be contacted at

Savor The Baking,


  1. using cupcakes to form the shape of the pie is really clever! i can't wait to see the finished product. :)

    1. Thanks. I really appreciate it. Love the idea for the pleasantly plump chump cupcakes on your blog.

  2. Wow Chineka, You've been through alot in the past year! I truly love the title "Rocky Road Float" very very fitting because though the road may be rocky you are still finding a way to float on and move forward. I admire your will. Now to the question if I had to be a cake at this point in my life which would I be and why? I would definitely have to say a "Lemon Crunch Cake" because I'm sweet with a hint of sour, depending on how small, big or deeply you cut me, I'm a fragile piece of cake at times..... sweetly frosted but will bring you that tartness.... It's about how you slice

    1. Thanks Rose. I really have been through a lot with my Dad and Grandma passing away within 3 months of each other. Baking has been a form of therapy for me. The Lemon Crunch Cake sounds really good. The combination of the sweet and sour sounds really interesting, almost like a tart. Have a good weekend.