Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday Sweets For My Dad

Sunday, June 19, 2011

We all know dads' tastes are just as diverse as, well, non-dads, so when it came time to choose today's Sweets I decided to hone in on one specific dad: mine.



So, here 'tis: Father's Day Sweets for my dad, Jim Yates. But the rest of you can feel free to look, too. :)



Hey, Dad, remember that time the neighbor's little boy snuck in to our house, grabbed your guitar, and dragged it down the sidewalk? Ah, good times.

Also, I don't think your guitar looked quite this cool:

Submitted by Kathy H. and made by her sister, Carol V.


And remember how you'd take me for rides on your motorcycle? The turns always scared me, but I loved having my very own kid-sized helmet, and the thrill of climbing into the seat behind you, hanging on for dear life, and thinking maybe my parents weren't quite so embarrassing, after all.

Although, come to think of it, your motorcycle wasn't this cool, either:

Submitted by Tifany D., made by Charm City Cakes


It's possible you've blocked this from memory, but you really did teach me to drive. In our ancient green Toyota pickup, no less, with a floor stick shift.

By CakeDesigns

Our truck was DEFINITELY not this cool.


It took me years to figure out what you did for a living. All I knew was you worked at a big, intimidating office/factory and you wore a suit every day. (Btw, you're, uh, some kind of project manager/engineer type, right?) I still remember the first time you asked me if your tie went with your shirt; it made me feel so important, that you'd ask for my opinion. Actually, I still feel that way, any time you ask.



And for the record: that tie + that shirt = perfect.

Remember when I came home crying because all the kids were making flashy, expensive models for a school project, and I didn't have anything flashy OR expensive? You sat me down and asked me what I'd like to do. Then we went to Skycraft Surplus (remember that?). In the end, I couldn't have been more proud: my project board's little Styrofoam car had real working headlights!


To this day, I clearly remember "The Sociological Impact of the Lightbulb" - because my Dad helped me build it.

Remember Starbuck and Midnight, our pet miniature goats? We must have been the only family in an Orlando subdivision with two goats bleating in the backyard. I still can't believe you bought them for us. Heh.

Submitted by Amelia B. and made by Kick Ass Kakes

(Bet you were expecting a goat cake, huh?)


You were forever doing home projects, and I loved weekends when you'd ask, "Shorty, want to go to the Home o' de Pot?"

By justcakinmytime

We'd pile into our old green pickup, and you'd sing "Greasy Grimey Gopher Guts" and "On Top of Old Smokey" along the way. Thanks to you I still love the smell of sawdust and grease that hits me every time I walk into our local Home Depot - and today I rock my own tool belt.



One night I peeked into the living room to see what you and Mom were laughing about, and there on the TV was a curly-headed man in a long scarf bouncing into a blue police box.


Soon we were all watching together, just like we watched Star Trek and Night Court and Monty Python together. The next year you brought us to my very first convention - a Doctor Who convention.

(I like to think my geeky lineage came full circle when John and I brought you and Mom to Dragon*Con last year - thus starting a yearly tradition, perhaps?)


When we were little, you seemed to take sadistic glee in waking Ben and me with loud jazz music, water, or banging suddenly on our bedroom doors - but I'll never forget the time you woke us with "Who wants to go to Disney World?!"

Sub'd by Stacey R., made by nice icing


You never set limits on my future, Dad. When I wrote lousy poetry, you submitted your favorite to a national magazine - and you were more disappointed than I was when it wasn't printed. When I thought I wanted to be a professional clown, you got brochures for Ringling College. When I first introduced you to John, you asked if we'd set a date yet.

You taught me to pursue my dreams, marry only for love, and to always finish my Brussels sprouts.

Hey, two out of three ain't bad, right?

So thanks, Dad. Happy Father's Day.

(Oh, and see you at Dragon*Con.)


Happy Father's Day to the rest of you dads out there, too! May all your children grow up to make you proud - when they're not publicly embarrassing you on the Internet, of course.
Margaret said...

Jenn...this was the best post I have ever seen. Had tears in my eyes. Happy fathers day to your dad and all the others out there!!

Nancy said...

I don't know if you were getting teary while you were writing this, but I sure was while reading it--especially the last part! Well said/written, your Dad will feel honored:)

Dorci said...

That was awesome, Jen. Behind every successful gal is a dad who loved her. Happy Father's Day.

KariAnnM said...

What a wonderful tribute to your father! He sounds as wonderful as my father! Oh, I thought my dad was the only one who sang "Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts!" And now I have "On top of spaghetti, all covered with cheese...." stuck in my head!

Dee said...

I LOVE Skycraft. You can find ANYTHING there.

(Beautiful tribute to your Dad too.)

Anonymous said...

Oh Jen, this was so sweet! Your dad will love it. (And can I tell you, I kind of forgot to look at the cakes since I was more interested in what you wrote?)

:)
Becky

Betsy said...

Awww!! I've never commented before, but this was such a sweet (appropriately) and loving post. You and your dad are lucky. :)

Andrea said...

Bravo, Jen, Bravo! What a great post!

Gary said...

That's one of the nicest tributes to a father I've ever read.

It tells us exactly what's so great about your Dad.

Anonymous said...

One of the best CW posts ever! Glad I'm not the only sap who teared up at this. Well written and beautiful cakes. Happy Father's Day to all the great dads out there!

Maureen said...

So, so sweet! What a great tribute! And the cakes were awesome, too. Thanks for sharing that.

Anonymous said...

Oh how sweet-love the starbucks cake :D

Kinipayla said...

Awwww, that was so sweet. I now wish that I had my own blog so I could write such a tribute to my own dad.

Anonymous said...

I don't usually comment, but that was such a sweet post, I can't resist! Well done!

Fluffy Cow said...

*jumping up and down*
Skycraft!!!!! I know that place!!!! My Dad took ME there to make my UFO project! (Only we affectionately called it Skyjunk)

Hugs for all Dads!

Amanda said...

I'm with Nancy. (:
That was so sweet, I think my teeth ache. (:

NYCGirl said...

I'm sure your dad will not be embarrassed by that lovely tribute. :)

Mary Lee said...

What a beautiful tribute, missing my dad today so much (we lost him in 2006), and glad that I was able to see this, teary smiles this morning!

Anonymous said...

How sweet! (Both literally and figuratively, of course!)

the other Sarah said...

sweet indeed!

Anonymous said...

Dang you! Now I'm crying. That was a wonderful tribute to a great Dad.

Anonymous said...

Good post but the bike cake was a grooms cake.

Heather said...

Glad I wasn't the only one tearing up! Excuse me I need to go call my Daddy!

Allison said...

What a beautiful tribute to your dad! I feel like I know him just a little bit now. Nice job!

Happy Father's Day!

Jennifer said...

What a sweet and loving tribute to your dad, Jen! I'm also indebted to my wonderful father for so much of what I am today and the great upbringing I had (mom definitely deserves a lot of credit too, but it's not her day today, is it?) Happy Father's Day to all the amazing dads out there!

Count Mockula said...

That was really lovely.

SAVanVleck said...

That was a great tribute to your dad. You did some neat things together.

elissa said...

Fabulous post, Jen. You made me miss my dad.

Kimberly Chapman said...

I think this was your sweetest sweets. :)

Ekio Locatiare said...

Fantastic post Jen. I too teared up a bit reading it.

Dad's can be so amazing. Happy Fathers Day.

Terrs said...

that was such a sweet post!!!!!


and on an aside i think the optimus prime cake and the ducati cake (omg sooooo realistic) are amazing awesome!!!!!! (of course the tardis cake is cool cause it's a tardis lol)

Anonymous said...

That was the sweetest thing I've read on the internet in a long time! I think I love your dad now too! -M

Sharyn said...

Wow. I started reading this post with awe at the first set of cookies -- especially the one with proper usage of a comma and "you're", written beautifully with no extraneous quotation marks.

Pretty soon the cakes, though extraordinary, didn't matter as much as the words.

Wow.

You've got a great Dad, Jen, and you've got a great daughter, Mr. Yates. Thanks for sharing her with us.

A serendipitous WV: appro -- When it comes to being a great Dad, Jen's is obviously appro.

yellowpickup said...

That post was great! You have an awesome dad! Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there, but especially to my dad!

Sariah said...

I'm so glad to read the other comments and know I'm not the only one completely crying by this. Such a great tribute, Jen! And don't worry, I laughed, too. Happy Father's Day!

ValerieC said...

That was really sweet. It made me cry :)

wv: Phimp - Because we all know that Phish really need someone to handle all of those groupies.

Anonymous said...

Jen, I'm a big fan and have the calendar on the wall behind my desk at work.
Just wanted to say that you just did the impossible, made me remember the positives about my dad who I have spent my life finding fault with. I don't have a lot of good feelings about him, but it just gave me a very warm feeling to remember the two science projects he helped me make. Thank you.

Florence Minowa said...

THESE. ARE. CAKES?!
I agree, Margaret! This is the best post yet!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Cake Wrecks has never made me cry before. What a great tribute to a great dad!

scyllacat said...

Hey, Jen, I missed you at Dragon*Con last year! I work in the "Consuite." That's the hospitality suite for the attendees where they can get soda, nachos, donuts, pbj's and occasionally real food. Perhaps we could do a "cake wreck" --I'm sure we could decorate our own, we have the atrocious handwriting for it! I know you're busy, but I'll send you an email, and if you come this year, perhaps you can stop and say Hey!

(Very nice Dad tribute, btw. I've been without for 20 years now, so it's lovely to see.)

artteacher said...

Aw, that was sweet.

Lindsay said...

I am a daddy's girl so maybe I'm more emotional than most, but i absolutely loved this post.

amy said...

I LOVE Skycraft...best store in O-town!! This fathers day tribute made me tear up a bit too....you Dad sounds like mine, an awesome man!!

Jen said...

Jenn, awesome post. As everyone else said, this brought a tear to my eye reading it. Happy Father's day to all the dads out there!

Anonymous said...

You made me get all misty eyed! Wonderful post!

Red Jenny said...

You made me cry! When I got to the TARDIS I just lost it. That's for my dad who took me to every nerd movie and we sat in the back and were the only ones laughing. (I bet your dad took you to "Buckaroo Banzai" too!)

SillyRnti said...

While all of the cakes & cookies are wonderful, my favorite part is the tag on the flawless shirt & tie. I am in my thirties and my dad is considered elderly but he will always be "my daddy", despite our ongoing joke abt me being the mailman's daughter.

Thank you Jen for this lovely post.

therobotmommy said...

Love love LOVE this post! Of course I'll be retweeting Falker Satherhood but this works too ;)

Lish said...

Oh Jen, you summed it all up just right. So glad for Daddy's! Our's sound amazingly similar, LOL. Thanks for the cry, lady. Now I am going to go hug my Papa again.

Heather said...

Oh Jenn, your post made me cry. And I LOVED your Doctor Who memory, we watch it with our own kids, our daughter discovering it much the way you did, and the Disney World memory (huge Disney World fans here!)! Happy Father's Day, Jenn's Dad! Take it from one former kid who's dad wasn't strong enough of a person to build wonderful memories or care for anyone more than himself, you've accomplished more in being a loving father to your daughter than anything else you'll ever do in your life! (Luckily I have a wonderful Grandfather who has built those wonderful memories and married a great Dad, who loves building those memories with our kids! Happy Father's Day to those two great Dads in my life!)!

Anonymous said...

I'm with Sharyn - by the time I'd gotten to the bottom of the post, I was barely looking at the cakes, because I was so entranced by your tribute to your Dad! Thanks for the smiles and for bringing up memories for me, too. :-)

Lori on the upper left coast

Dawn de Mom said...

I have tears streaming down my face! What a wonderful relationship you two have, and you are both so very lucky! I can say this as a daughter, mother, and grandmother who would love to know that my children and grandchildren may have memories like this.

The Sunday Sweets are pretty amazing, too!

wv: achingu - As in that sunburn you got yesterday looks painful, is it achingu?

Anonymous said...

Hmm... maybe I'm a emotionless Vulcanesque creature, but I kinda prefer when you're being totally snarky. When you're channeling your "She who makes monitors covered with snorted coffee and destroyer of Slartiblarfasts" side. But it WAS sweet. Guess I just prefer sassy.

Lena Goodwin said...

That was the most amazing post ever. It made me cry.

Meghan said...

I was definitely teary toward the end too. Great post!

MadTigerKitty said...

You made me cry. Thank you.

~Megan

Pinky said...

wow, totally teared up. You have a great dad, and he has a great daughter.

Sarah King said...

Cracking post! I watched Star Trek with my Dad too but I am impressed that you watched Doctor Who too :-) My Dad is watching the latest Doctor Who with my nephew as I type...

Sarah

mel said...

there..eyes dried...what a beautiful blog today. brought back memories from so many years ago; those I'll never lose. thank you. and I loved the label in the shirt and tie cake.

furpurrson said...

Aww, Jen, how wonderful! You sure have a cool Dad! Happy Father's Day to him and all dads. :-)

Jessica said...

Thanks for sharing such wonder-full memories of your Dad. It made me weapy. In a good way.

Barilla said...

This is just lovely. Makes me miss my Dad even more.

I, for one, hope to see your dad at Dragon*Con, too!

Aaron Sebright said...

Awwwwwwwwwww :D That was wonderful.

Sami said...

So nice! Your dad sounds as awesome as my dad. We are currently having a cake worthy experience, despite his bad back and knees he is helping me move into my first apartment... Up all three flights of stairs! I can totally see you and your dad doing the same thing! Have a fantastic fathers day!

Anonymous said...

super sweet post (pun totally intended)!

Query though: if your dad is Jim Yates then (a) both you and John just happened to have the last name Yates? or (b) John changed his last name to Yates when you got married?

SaraCVT said...

I, too, have those kinds of memories with my daddy and am lucky enough to still have him with me. Besides being Father's Day, today is my birthday--I love it when the two coincide; it's always a special day for my daddy and me. I was born on Father's Day as well. Since I'm the eldest, it was "Happy Father's Day! You're a father!" I think I really WANT that TARDIS cake for my birthday...

Christina said...

I got choked up reading that. Your dad sounds AMAZING!

Amber said...

I was all teary reading this, you really gave dad a cool tribute here, good job. It reminded me of my favorite baking blogs tribute to her dad.
http://iammommy.typepad.com/i_am_baker/2011/06/fathers-day-cookies.html
for the record, i know it can be tacky to leave links to other blogs on people blogs but i thought this was super sweet. If you want to delete it from your comments i totally get that. your still cool with me.

Jessica W said...

What a sweet post! I was totally tearing up! Jen's dad, you are one of the coolest dads ever! :)

Rachel said...

Beautiful tribute!

winsomebulldog said...

Yeah, thanks for making me get all teary eyed! Blessings to you and your dad, and all the other dads out there, too.

(Miss you, Daddy.)

Anonymous said...

Awww, your dad is so lucky to have a daughter like you!! What a sweet post!

Jen said...

@ Anony 3:17 - John took my last name when we got married. It was his idea, in fact. He's very progressive that way. :)

April said...

That was the best post and it made me tear up girl! So sweet! Happy Father's Day everyone and tell your Dad he rocks for me. :)

Apple said...

I have a similar memory of Doctor Who and Star Trek and Star Wars with my dad! He still says one of his favorite memories was overhearing me doing the TARDIS noises and humming the theme song with my Barbie dolls.

Also, he got into a fight (almost fisticuffs) with my 8th grade science teacher when "Which paper towel absorbs the most" beat my homemade electrolysis experiment AND the nerdy guys Tesla coil! Fun times!

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there and thanks for the nostalgia!

Elle said...

It's not a telephone box... Otherwise, good post =)

Philip Madruga said...

(Now that I've got my eyes dried...)

Best. Post. Ever.

You're lucky to have such a Dad and he's lucky to have such a Shorty!
Happy Father's Day!

junewilliams7 said...

Lucky Jen and Ben to have such a great dad, lucky Mom to have a great husband -- and lucky Dad to have two kids who love him as adults. Thanks for letting us all share part of your family.

Anonymous said...

Suggestion: next time subtitle such a post "Kleenex moment," okay?

Thank you for sharing this with us.

-Barbara Anne

ev said...

Happy Father's Day!! And see you ALL at Dragon*Con!!!

Anna N. said...

Jen, your dad reminds me so much of mine from what you've said. :)

This was such a lovely post!

Shari Tombs said...

Jenn, I've been reading your blog for some time now & often have had tears from laughing so hard. But the tears today were special - what a wonderful & touching tribute to your Dad :)

lisbonlioness said...

Thanks for this, Shorty. It explains a lot- your Dad deserves a medal. ;) He must be one awesome chap.

Missy said...

I totally remember my dad singing, "Greasy Grimey Gopher Guts"! I had forgotten about that gooofy song he sang. Thanks for the memory.

Sam said...

Geek dads are just the best aren't they?!

What a sweet sunday sweet ^.^

Monica said...

Awww! Jen, you are such a good daughter. Those cakes are awesome, and your tribute to your dad was beautiful.

Sarah said...

Jen, those are such wonderful memories. My dad died unexpectedly on Friday, and this post brought a smile to my face as I thought about all the memories I had with him. Thanks. :)

amyandtenaya said...

omfg ... was that an optimus prime cake???? LOVE IT!!!! LOVE THEM ALL!!!!

Marnie said...

Terrific post, Jen! You dad sounds a lot like mine. Happy Father's Day to all hands-on dads who are involved in their kids' lives.

archersangel said...

very nice.

AdoAnnie said...

You made me cry. That is a first for a cakewrecks entry for me. My dad passed away 15 yrs ago and I still remember thinking that the coach had finally put him in centerfield to play. He taught me the team work of sports played fairly and that all people deserve an equal shot no matter what they look like on the outside, it's the inside that counts. Happy Father's day, dad, I hope your having fun!!

Anonymous said...

You must have a very proud daddy :) What a sweet (no pun intended) post.
-Blake

Anonymous said...

Jenn,
A truly amazing post. I laughed. I cried. I reminisced of my own wacky childhood. I admired some awesome cakes as I sniffled. You inspired me to do something I hadn't done before...share with you, how much I enjoy your work. Carry on, Shorty and continue to do your magic, and make your dad proud!!
Thank You!
Elaina Jimenez

Anonymous said...

Awww... when you said it took years to learn what your father did, I could totally relate! You must listen to the song "My Father's an Accountant (and I used to think that he was dull)" by Peter Himmelman!! You will tear up, it's so sweet. It's all about thinking your dad is kind of boring and realizing he's such a hero!

"He doesn't wear a cape like Superman,
there are no mountains that he's brave enough to climb,
But if I ever really need him, he'll be there, every time."

Amanda Mac said...

1. Love your post - such a sweet tribute to your dad!

2. I MUST have that Optimus Prime cake!!!

SaraCVT said...

@Elle

YES, IT IS. Have you NEVER watched "Doctor Who"? It's the British version of a telephone booth from the 1950's, referred to as a "call box". The TARDIS, according to the show, has a Chameleon Circuit to disguise itself as an ordinary object, but it got broken and the TARDIS remains in that shape.

Libbie said...

That was so sweet and brought a tear to my eye remembering all the great times with my dad! The tie + shirt opinion gave me a great idea for my husband and daughter in the future. Thank you so much for this post!

joyfullgrrrl said...

jenn - thanks so much for such a wonderful post! been a fan for a long time, laughed myself to tears many a time with your snarky wit (and john's and jenn 2).

today i cried with joy and remembrance - you too were blessed with a wonderful father. what lucky girls are we?!?! i lost mine a little less than two months ago and not a day goes by that i don't miss him. you helped spark many fond memories on a day that was becoming increasingly hard!

thanks jenn! cake on my friend, cake on!

Shannon said...

That was such a sweet post to your dad. (No pun intended) :) I bet he feels extremely happy to be your dad.

Micalah said...

Seems like your father-daughter relationship with your dad is a lot like the one I have with my Dad.
Thanks for the heart warming post Jen!

Uielyave said...

D'aww... This was so sweet. The green Ford pick up made me giggle. My dad had one just like that, too.. Thing was a freakin' atrocity, but I loved it as much as my dad did. I still remember the musty smell, the torn up and sun-tanned leather seats and the fact that it had no seat belts. xD

antique wedding rings said...

Love the cars... wonderful!

Anonymous said...

That was super sweet of you!

Sara W. said...

I've read this blog since it started, but I've never commented. My favorite memory of my dad is watching Dr. Who with him since I was a baby. Your tribute to a Dr. Who watching dad (even the same doctor as me!) had tears rolling down my face.

Anonymous said...

Aww, so sweet! Pun intended, of course.

Also, I had to laugh at the end because I actually go to Ringling College.

Andrea said...

As the makers of the Tardis cake we are so honored to be in Sunday Sweets and part of your fathers day memories!
Thanks,
The Mad Platters
Andrea Loveland & Anne Ficklin

Cheryl said...

Jen, that was just beautiful! I don't have many awesome memories of my dad, so thanks for sharing yours.
Also...Jim(the father of Jen), thanks for fostering the creativity in your daughter. She brings happiness and smiles to countless people all over the interweb, and I have a feeling she wouldn't be the same without you!

Little Lovables said...

Oh my gosh, this made me cry! Our dads are totally alike, down to the Dr. Who, Star Trek, science projects, goofy songs and old green truck. My dad even had his own Superman cape ;)... you can see him in it here:

http://littlelovables.blogspot.com/2008/06/fathers-day.html

He died 8 years ago of Leukemia and never got to meet my husband or his grandkids... so thanks for bringing back a flood of happy memories on this otherwise tough day!

Teabunny said...

Heehee. So your dad taught you stick shift, too?

My dad wasn't much into geek stuff but he did get me hooked on Toblerone chocolates,loud music,and long car trips. (Los Angeles to Canada, oy)

Your post reminded me of when my car's "check engine" light came on while I was driving on the freeway. I exited immediately... and called my dad to ask him what it meant and what to do.

Here's to dads who were there. Loved this post.

Arlene said...

Ahh these cakes take the bad memories away of last weeks wrecks. So nice. I loved reading your ode to your father so nice :).

Elle said...

@SaraCVT

Have you never watched the show? It's a POLICE BOX. Says so, right on the box itself, Dr. Who have done specials about the Police Box's history (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3avd8xwzzCk). I don't mean to be rude, it's just one of my pet peeves when people call it a telephone box, when it's clearly not.

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Elle,

You're right and I'm going to go change it in a second. BUT, it is technically a police telephone box since it is used by either the public or the police to call the station. In fact, the box even says "Phone call" on it.

But you're right.

Peace,

john

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a great dad.

Mine was a bastard, but oh well. I liked looking at the cakes anyway.

Stacie Hogan said...

Yup there are tears here too. Especially at the end. Who'd a thunk a cake blog would make me cry? (and not with laughter)

Auntie Del's Garden said...

Beautiful post! The combination of the Sunday Sweets and your memories were perfect. Made me tear up as well! My dad passed away in Jan 2007, but this helped me remember him and our times together. And I would definitely share your blogs with him & he would love both as much as I do.
Thanks & Hugs!
Del
;o)

Wagthedad said...

Wow. I wish my dad had a guitar and a motorcycle when I was growing up.
And I have to agree with the others: best Father's Day post ever. There really should be a prize for this.

Catstina said...

I held out till the end, but just couldn't keep the tears back. Very sweet Sunday Sweets, Jen.

Joelle said...

Hi Jen,

I have to say that todays post made my eyes water. Your Dad sounds like a really great guy, you are so lucky to have had all those funny stories to remember about him. I can totally see where you got your sense of humour and confidence. For those of us who never got the chance to have their fathers in their lives, please give him another hug and let him know again how important he is.

Wazzoo said...

I'm totally jealous of people like you.

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh - this is the best post ever!!! Thank you so much.

Knitty said...

The sweetest post ever!

flying gargoyle said...

That tool belt cake is AMAAAAAAZING!!!! I hope y'all had a great Dad's Day!

Aliza said...

What a lovely post. While you were very lucky to have a father like that (and clearly appreciate him), he's lucky to have a daughter like you! I'm sure he's both embarrassed and touched. And we're all very lucky that you had the parents you had, so that you can entertain us every day :)

My father wasn't into sci fi, he never helped with science fair projects (but he was great with non-science and non-math schoolwork), and is probably only vaguely aware of where the nearest Home Depot is... but he introduced me to cars (from vintage car shows to driving lessons to making sure they're well maintained), and we used to watch football and car chases on TV together. But I think yours dressed better ;) (my father took the whole professor thing a bit too literally!)

Jenny said...

This was so sweet. It made me miss my dad so much. Dad's rule!

Laura said...

Sorry to be so late to post, but what a wonderful love song for your dad! Illustrated with miracles, too.

Thank you, Jenn! I needed a happy pop today.

Laura

Aluma Wallet said...

What great Father's Day cakes. I think the cake designed as a tool belt is quite unique.

Tricia said...

Thanks for an awesome post, Jen! It reminded me a lot of my dad. In fact, for Father's Day this year I got him a Tardis cookie jar :)

Christie said...

Awwwww! So sweet. Your dad sounds like an awesome guy and it's clear how much you love him. :*)

Jill said...

What a sweet Sunday Sweet!!

pltrollmamma said...

The Tardis cake did it for me. If I could make or order a cake for my Dad, he would most appreciate that one.

(So would I, come to that.)

Thanks so much for sharing, this was a beautiful piece.

teapotjan said...

Wow, Jen, wow! You should have warned me--I shouldn't have read this at work. Now my eyes and nose are red and . . . I love Dads! I just want to hug ALL of them. . . Seriously, great post. My dad started me on the road to geek with a black and white tv and and an old green truck!

Gryphon said...

I will admit I gasped over the TARDIS cake, that is hands down the best TARDIS cake I've ever seen!

Holy crap you know what Skycraft is?! That place is the best kept secret of Orlando in my opinion. I always walk out with a bag of stuff I had no idea I needed.

Your tribute to your dad was very touching. He sounds like a dad everyone dreams of having.

ladyofargonne said...

Is that you? You're pretty! And I think the truck is Optimus Prime.

JennySRP said...

awww that brought tears to my eyes!

Trish said...

Totally balling over this post. Sweet on every level.

Kelly A. said...

Awesome tribute to your dad!
Love the goat names...we had a cat named Starbuck, yes, after coffee, but I always said that if asked, I would claim it was from the TV show. :)