Most cakes are girly. They usually have flowers and frilly borders that are perfect for events like weddings, showers and kid’s birthday parties. When it comes time for a celebration like Father’s Day, it is difficult to find something masculine enough that will work. Many bakeries offer cakes in the shape of shirts or ties around this time of year, but what dad wants to be reminded of work during his special day?
While searching for a cake that would work for Father’s Day, I found Charm City Cakes, a bakery in Maryland that specializes in custom designed cakes. Owner and Baker, Duff Goldman, studied at the Culinary Institute of America and is also a former graffiti artist with degrees in philosophy and physics. His style of cake decorating reflects his unique background, and his cakes are incredibly fun, creative and appropriate for Dad (and Mom and just about everyone else you know.)
Chef Duff will make any kind of cake you can dream of. He recommends picking out a shape that would really say something about the person the cake is for. Some examples that would work for Father’s Day include a Porshe Boxter, golf ball, guitar, pint of Guinness, BLT sandwich, sail boat and a replica of Wrigley Field. He also makes abstract pieces that are perfect for the Dad that can’t be represented by a single object. Once you determine the shape, you’ll be able to choose from a large list of flavors like Bananas Foster, Lemon Poundcake, Smores, Egg Nog, Ginger and Green Tea, Pear Spice, Chocolate Cherry and many, many more that are sure to fit any taste.
At Charm City Cakes your options are limitless. For my dad, I’d would choose something in Milk Chocolate or Pistachio flavor. As for the shape, I’d have to go with a guitar. Or maybe an old Mustang. Or maybe a replica of him on a lounge chair in his favorite spot in Hawaii surrounded by an endless supply of Coke. I’m sure Chef Duff could handle anything I asked for.
Charm City Cakes