father's day cake

While the role of a dad is a full-time, year-round job, there's only one day during the year that we really get to celebrate everything that dads do. Father's Day is the perfect time to show all the dads in your life--including your grandpa, husband, and uncles--just how appreciated they really are.

It's time to celebrate the little things you love about dad, like the fact he's always there to fix something when it's broken; how he knows the secret to getting the kids to stop crying with his magic "Sana, sana, colita de rana"; and even the fact that though loud, he's the most loyal fan ever to his favorite sports team.

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It's the one day of the year fathers get to bask in adoration, so make this one special for him. You can get the kids in on it, too. Don't just have them sign a store-bought card this year. Instead, make a special dessert, their very own Father's Day cake.

Gather up the special dads in your life to celebrate all their best qualities and talents by surprising them with an awesome personalized cake. With so many amazing cake ideas, you're bound to find something that's perfect for your guys. Whether they're into boxing or polo shirt fashion, there's so much Father's Day cake inspo out there that you'll have no trouble deciding on your cake theme.

Here are 30 amazing cake ideas any dad will love.

This cake is perfect for all the men in your life. 1

This beautiful four-tier cake celebrates the many roles special men play in a lifetime. It’s appropriate for a husband, father, or grandfather or any man who’s been lucky to play all three. The sunset-shaded cake shows scenes of a man on his wedding night and a father and grandfather playing with children.


What better way to celebrate dad than to spell it out for him. 2

This cake is almost simple enough to make on your own. This specific one is made of chocolate cake and blue, green, black, and white frosting. Getting the cake to spell out "DAD" is easier than it seems. You simply cut an 8-inch round layer in half to make both D's and use another 8-inch round layer to cut out the A. Then decorate as you wish.


The dad in your life won’t be able to get over this one. 3

This cake is for the guy who loves polo shirts. It’s designed like a pair of perfectly folded shirts in different colors. The inside of the cake is just as colorful as the outside, and it even features all the small details from an actual polo shirt, like the logos and buttons.

This one’s for the dad who enjoys the finer things in life. 4

This sleek black-and-gold cake even features a mini bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey on top. The gold accents give the cake a seriously classy feel, making it the perfect dessert for the father who enjoys all things polished and refined. There’s no way dad won’t love it!


If you want to give your dad some laughs on his special day, go for this cake. 5

He won’t be able to tell, so make sure you let him know this cake is actually dessert. This cake is for the dad who never watches his sports without a TV dinner on his lap. The cake is designed to look like a TV dinner made of mashed potatoes, chicken, gravy, and peas. Just yummy!


If you don’t know how dad does it all, then this cake is appropriate. 6

If the father in your life is so amazing that he's practically a superhero, then this is a perfect Father’s Day cake idea. From now on, he’ll be known as Super Papá. The cake is decorated with a silhouette of Superman, a mustache, suspenders, a bow tie, and buttons.


If dad loves his beer, then this cake inspo is just for him. 7

What’s better than a cold jug of beer? Probably a tasty cake that’s shaped just like his favorite brew. This cake is designed like a foamy jug of Heineken beer. You can easily change the details to make the beer choice the one dad loves the most.

This cake is like a collection of all things dad. 8

This Father’s Day cake is designed like a keg of beer, a bowl of popcorn, pretzels, and the remote. The only thing that’s probably missing is the TV. Regardless, the father in your life won’t be able to to get over how hard you nailed it by getting him this cake.


Show dad how super you think he is with a cake like this one. 9

The cool thing about dads is that even simple gestures are enough to show them you care. This Father’s Day cake has a comic-style cloud that reads “Super Dad.” The cake is decorated with Superman’s signature colors of red, yellow, and blue, but it can probably be customized and made with your dad’s favorite hues.

If your dad’s known as "the cool guy with the bike," there’s no doubt he’ll love this cake. 10

All the motorcycle-loving dads out there will love this Harley-Davidson-themed cake. It seems so simple, you could probably take a stab at making it at home. To make the design even simpler, you could put a printed version of the Harley-Davidson logo on a toothpick, along with some cute Father’s Day signs, and stick them on the cake.


If dad spends way too much time on the golf course, then this cake is for him. 11

This one’s a good one for all the retired dads out there, too. The distinctive cake is designed with a golf course on top. It features a golf ball, a hole, and a tiny water hazard. The cake has a fondant sign that reads “Happy Father’s Day.” He’ll definitely love it!

For all the dads into motorcycles, this is definitely some amazing cake inspo. 12

This cake takes the Harley-Davidson logo and turns it into a “Happy Father’s Day” design. The cake has a black base that’s decorated with flames all around the sides, making it an awesome cake for the dad who’s a real “tough guy.” But even the tough guy will go soft at the sight of this cake.


This Father’s Day cake is for the dad who has a magical ability to fix everything. 13

If the dad in your life loves fixing everything, even when it’s not broken, then he’ll love this toolbox-themed cake. The cake features a toolbox, a wrench, and a hammer, all sitting on top of the cake. The bottom of the cake is decorated with a tape measure. All the details make it perfect for your Mr. Fix It. 

If dad is a football fanatic, this cake is awesome. 14

Even though football season doesn’t start for another few months, he can still enjoy some pigskin for Father’s Day. This cake is decorated like one, big football, but is really made of several pull-apart cupcakes, making it ideal for a get-together or family Father’s Day party. The guys in your life will really appreciate this one.


If you love papá, make sure he knows it with a cake like this one. 15

This fondant cake tells dad all he needs to know. It’s decorated with a heart and a mustache that come together to form a special message for dad. This particular cake is designed in black, white, and red, but you can alter the details to make the cake super special and personalized for your dad.

If dad doesn’t know he’s a superhero yet, he will after receiving this cake. 16

There’s no shortage of Superman-themed cakes, but this cake takes it to the next level. The top of the cake features 3D wording that reads “SuperDad,” with the Superman shield in the middle. It’s blue base is decorated with yellow stars and a red drip. Your superhero will be so in love with a cake like this one!


Try this cake for the dad who is glued to the TV every time his soccer team plays. 17

Soccer and beer, what more could he ask for? Although it’s not the real thing, he’ll get just as excited to see his favorite sport beautifully represented on a Father’s Day treat. While this cake was specifically made for a birthday, there’s no doubt dad will appreciate it on his other special day.

Papá will be so happy to find this sitting on a table for Father’s Day. 18

The cake is decorated with a fondant that’s been made to look like a shirt with buttons, a bow tie, and a mustache. The base of the cake reads “Feliz Día Papá.” This particular cake is decorated in black, white, and red, but you can customize to reflect dad’s favorite colors.


What better way to celebrate the perfect dad than with an award. 19

The kids can get in on this one. These cookie awards are decorated with cute phrases like “#1 Dad” and “World’s Best Dad.” The details in these cookie awards make this Father’s Day treat extra personalized, so he'll be fine not getting a cake this year. Cookies are just as tasty!

If dad’s the grill master during every family barbecue, let this cake inspire you. 20

This cool cake is designed to look a barbecue grill, complete with some hot dogs, burgers, and a kebab. If you’re actually having a family cookout for Father’s Day, then dad and your guests will be extra wowed if you show up with a cake like this. It’s the perfect way to show the dads in your life how much you appreciate them.


This is a gorgeous cake for every dad who does it all. 21

This cake takes on the design of a white dress shirt with colorful suspenders and a purple bow tie. Because the cake’s details can be customized to reflect the details and colors dad most likes, this is the perfect Father’s Day treat. Add some printed Father’s Day signs on some toothpicks to make it extra special.

Give the world’s best dad a sleek Rolex this Father’s Day. 22

Well, not exactly the real thing, but the next best thing. Chances are he’ll love it just as much. This cake uses fondant to make it appear like the cake is an actual Rolex watch and its packaging. If your guy enjoys the finer things in life, then he’ll definitely enjoy this cake, too.


Some dads are really into cars, and if yours is one of them, he’ll love this treat. 23

This cake is designed like a vintage Porsche, but you can use it for inspo and get a a cake designed like dad’s favorite car. A cake like this is suitable for any of the dads in your life, from your children’s dad to your own grandfather. It’s a guaranteed hit!

You can’t go wrong with a cake dedicated to dad’s favorite team for his special day. 24

The one thing dad probably loves almost as much as his family is his favorite sports team. This particular cake is designed like a vintage baseball mitt with a baseball and a Yankees cap on top. Use it as inspo to craft the perfect sports-themed cake for your favorite team player, Super Dad.


The details in this cake make it the best Father’s Day gift ever. 25

If dad’s a gambling guy, then there’s no doubt he’ll get a kick out of this slot machine-themed cake. Though this cake was specifically made for a birthday, your baker can customize it to read “Happy Father’s Day.” With a cake like this, you’re sure to hit the Father’s Day jackpot.

You can tell dad all the ways he’s great right on this cake. 26

This cake uses the letters of the word “Father” to spell out all the ways dad is awesome. It uses nice compliments like “handsome,” “friendly,” and “patient.” Dad is sure to feel flattered reading all the nice things about himself. The cake is also decorated with a fondant design of a dad and son.


Show your dad what a catch he is. 27

This cake is perfect for all the dads who enjoy fishing. It features a fisherman sitting on a rock and "pebbles" at the base of the cake. The sides of the cake have fondant images of fish. Dad will definitely love this awesome cake.

This one is for dads who never skip fight nights. 28

This cake, shaped like a pair of boxing gloves, is a perfect Father’s Day gift for the guy who enjoys watching the sport. To make the gloves more realistic, they’re adorned with the Everlast logo. This cake will be a guaranteed win in front of family and friends on Father’s Day.


This cake would make a great gift for the dad who's a real handyman. 29

Even if dad’s never driven one of these, it’ll be a cool sight to see an excavator trailer on top of his Father’s Day cake. The cake has “Dad” written in fondant on the side. Though this cake has a birthday message written at the base, this message can easily be changed into a Father’s Day message.

Show your dad he's the king with this royal cake. 30

This cake is designed to look like a suit. What makes it special is the gold crown that sits on top of it. With this cake, the fathers in your life will be so flattered that you think so highly of them. Make sure to customize it in dad’s favorite colors.


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