I have many Father figures I look up to in my life. Although my real father has been gone for many years, I have a few men I lovingly call my “Adopted Dads”.
Here’s a couple fun ideas for special treats to share with you Dad this Father’s Day…
I was surfing the internet & found this great picture above, which I immeditely went home & made a yummy one for my neighbor…… Just make a large scoop of Old Fashioned Vanilla froyo (Cakebatter, Simply Tart, Cupcake, or any of our light colored yogurts will also work). Grab a tube of red icing (to make the “ball laces”) then keep in the freezer until you are ready to serve… so easy, so cute! Sure to please any baseball lover!
My Hubby is a Golf fanatic, as I know many men are. I made one like this for him to celebrate his team’s victory last weekend…. Instead of a real golf ball, I took a big scoop of Vanilla Froyo (his favorite), and inserted it into the “hole” right before serving…. It got a big round of applause from “the gallery”!
FYI – Click on the cake for instructions on how to make it (again, I was surfing & found this, so when you click you will see her instructions) .To make the “golf balls”, I let the yogurt soften slighlty & used a rounded scoop to form round balls. I used a small size frosting tip & wrote “Titleist” on each ball & carefully returned them to the freezer (next ime i will probably just make the Nike “Swoosh” on the balls… this will be much easier!!) I made up enough “golf balls” so each of the players would have their own “golf ball” with their piece of cake.
For one of my other “Adopted Dads”, I will be making a Froyo Fish. This will be another fun & easy project. I got the idea this morning while talking to a friend & she sent me a picture she found on the internet (see above) to explain what she & her kids would be making for Father’s Day…. Perfect for the “Fisherman Father”!!!
To make the fish – Line a shallow baking pan with wax paper. Scoop softened frozen yogurt into the pan, then smooth with a cake icing spatula. Return to freezer to slighlty firm yogurt. While waiting, slowly melt chocolate chips on very low heat (or if you want colored fish, use Wilton’s Candy Melts). Remove yogurt “slab” from pan. Cut out fish with a cookie cutter (or free form with a knife). Dip fish into melted chocolate (temperature should be warm, not hot). Place dipped fish on a wire rack (put a piece of wax paper under the rack to catch drips). Sprinkle a few chopped nuts, or sprinkles, if you like, then put the in the freezer until ready to serve…. A catch sure to please !!
I hope you enjoy these ideas & wishing you a Fabulous Father’s Day!!