From the Kitchen

Decorate a Fun Father’s Day Tie Cake

Not only do we show you how easy it is for the kids to decorate a Father’s Day tie cake for Dad, but we also have a fun Father’s Day tie card, coloring page printables, and crafts.

fathers day shirt and tie cake for dad decorated by kids

How to decorate a Father’s Day tie cake


  • Basic sheet cake (homemade or store-bought)
  • White cake icing
  • White cookie frosting
  • Mini M&M’s
  • Sprinkles (optional)

We used a store-bought cake, but to make your cake extra special, get the kids to help in the kitchen baking Dad a cake in his favorite flavor.

a sheet cake, mini m&ms and frosting for making a fathers day tie cake


This simple Father’s Day tie cake is so simple to decorate, so it’s perfect for kids. We used our Father’s Day tie coloring page for inspiration.

Begin by making a ‘knot’ for your tie in the top center of the cake. You can make this one color, or use as many colors as you like.

A tie being made on a cake using M&M's.

Once you’ve finished the knot, work your way down the cake making the tie. As you can see from the photo above, we put stripes on our tie in two colors. For every third row, add one more M&M until your tie looks wide enough. Then you will decrease two M&M’s at a time to make the point at the bottom, ending with just one M&M.

simple fathers day tie cake using M&M's

To finish off our tie cake, I took inspiration from our Father’s Day tie coloring page and used cookie icing to add a shirt color and pocket.

a shirt and tie cake for fathers day

More fun Father’s Day tie ideas

Here are even more fun Father’s Day tie ideas for the kids to make for dad this year.

a collage including a fathers day tie coloring page, fathers day tie card homemade, and a fathers day tie craft for kids

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