Hit a home run with Dad by making this Father's Day cake

Make Dad feel extra special with this baseball-themed cake, which is easier to make than it looks! This bat doesn’t need any batter in the lineup because it’s made with store-bought pound cake. The trimmings from carving the stick are used to form a giant baseball. If you’re looking for the sweet spot, it’s in the flavor-painted wood grain.

Batter Up! Cake
Karen Tack, Father's Day Cakes
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Excerpted from Cake My Day!, © 2015 by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.