Last cake before I go

Heading off for our vacation, and the second stop on it is my Dad's place. His birthday was at the beginning of the month, when he was out of town. I had told him I would make him a cake but since I don't think he reads this, I doubt he knew what I meant when I said it. I'm sure the thought it would be a boxed cake with canned icing, not very fancy.

Think he'll be surprised?

Golf is one of his favorite things to do, as well as what he does for a living.

I intended this to be slightly rustic looking, with dips and divots in the golf course, along with a sand trap and a water hole, complete with sunken ball in the water trap.

The cake itself, btw, comes from a Today's Parent recipes, which can be found here.

And with the cake done, the bags packed, my family and I are off on vacation tomorrow morning. We will be gone for a few weeks, so no new posting from me during that time, though there will be cooking still, and lots of food involved!

See you late July!

17 comments:

Meeta said...

AHH! This is a lovely cake and I am sure your dad will love it! Wish him a Happy Birthday from me!

Have a great vacation - I'm off tomorrow too!

Cheryl said...

Another adorable cake. I love seeing your cake decorating skills at work. Have a wonderful and safe vacation.

Janet said...

That is so bright and awesome looking!!!

When you get back e-mail me and we will get together!!

Have a great vacation!!

Kate said...

Wow....that cake is, uh....really....uh.....green.

Really green!

But my son, the avid golfer, would think it ROCKS!

CollyWolly said...

Hey Quellia your da' will be so surprized and he will love his cake made with so much love!!! Enjoy your vacation and some good R&R and return ready to wow us with your newfound energy and inspiration in your kitchen!! Looking forward to your return with anticipation

Dad said...

What a delicious cake. Had everything I see on the course. I am so lucky to have a daughter that puts such time and effort into every event. Loved the cake, love the daughter (her family too)

Brilynn said...

That cake is so fun, I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated.

Tartelette said...

Have a great time off! Great looking cake!

Alison said...

How cute! I hope you don't mind but I saved the pic of your cake on my computer for future inspiration. I have a very avid golfer friend who's birthday is in March and this would be perfect!! Thanks for posting!

Quellia said...

Thanks everyone - especially DAD!

Alison, I'm flattered you want to use my cake for inspiration! Thanks!

Peabody said...

What a fun cake!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi...First time to ur blog..... Nice set of recipes..... Great pictures....

Anuhea said...

How do you do it? That cake looks amazing! What flavors were inside?

sher said...

It's adorable!!!!

Glenna said...

Very cute!

Jerry said...

Have fun! Cake is wonderful for a golfer

Pille said...

That's a fun cake, if a bit on the, well, green side :) Glad to hear that your dad enjoyed it!!