Pour batter into a greased and floured
13x9x2 inch baking pan and bake according
to recipe directions. Cool in pan on
a cooling rack.
Tint frosting with desired food
coloring. Reserve 1/4 cup of the frosting
and tint darker for piping. Spread
lighter frosting on top surface of cake
in pan. Make the collar by building
up and shaping the frosting.
Use writing tip, decorating bag,
and reserved dark frosting to outline the
collar, shoulder seam, sleeves, pocket and
center placket of shirt.
buttons, place gumdrop slices or candy-coated
milk chocolate pieces on center placket,
cuffs, and collar. If desired, serve
cake in a shirt box lined with tissue paper.
Prepare Father's day shirt as above, except
omit buttons and reserve and tint only 2
tablespoons of frosting a darker color;
use to pipe outline on collar and shoulder
seam only. Cut a tie shape from desired
flavor(s) rolled fruit leather and place
Father's day shirt as above, except divide
and tint frosting with paste food coloring
as follows: tint 3/4 cup with a dark
color, 2 tablespoons with a contrasting
dark color, and the remaining with a lighter
complimentary color. Spread the light-tinted
frosting on top of cake. Form collar
with about half of the 3/4 cup dark-tinted
frosting. Spread remaining dark tinted
frosting in 2-inch squares atop cake, making
a checkered pattern. Pipe the 2 tablespoons
contrasting frosting around collar and on
shirt for yoke and center placket.
For western tie, place a shortbread cookie
at collar front and tuck ends of two 7 inch
lengths of shoestring licorice under cookie.