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I take time out from my regularly scheduled blog posts to bring you this public service announcement:

WATCH OUT FOR GOLF BALLS. (I think in golfing language, you yell “FORE!”)

Said no father ever on Father’s Day.*

My husband harbors a not-so-secret desire to leave the rest of us in the house and play an 18-hole game, along with three other dads who also utterly fail to disguise their yearning to forgo (FOREgo?) their fatherly duties to spend FAMILY TIME.

Make these adorable 18-hole golf cupcakes for Father's Day! Really easy dessert recipe using common stuff you can buy at the grocery store. No baking skills required! Great to surprise the golf aficionado in your life. Child-friendly recipe, too, great to get children cooking and baking, all while make cute food that makes them excited to bake. Explore the web site for more cooking and recipe tutorials with good, clear photos and instructions. FORE!! http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

18 Hole Golf Cupcakes: Happy Father’s Day

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Make these adorable 18-hole golf cupcakes for Father's Day! Really easy dessert recipe using common stuff you can buy at the grocery store. No baking skills required! Great to surprise the golf aficionado in your life. Child-friendly recipe, too, great to get children cooking and baking, all while make cute food that makes them excited to bake. Explore the web site for more cooking and recipe tutorials with good, clear photos and instructions. FORE!! http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

That’s because Father’s Day really isn’t about the Father.  Father’s Day is about the Mother.  In my family, that’s me.  (My husband would interject here and say that every day is about the Mother.  But we all know that he is wrong.)  Father’s Day is about the memories that “we” capture on our camera, of our smiling children posing in front of some rock or statute or scenic background.  Its’ about the massive collection of digital photographs that I will bequeath to my children, in my will, upon my death.  They take up a lot of hard drive space, so they better appreciate them.

I’ll admit that Fathers tend to get the short end of the stick on Father’s Day.  Every year, we have the same problem.  I have this mile-long list of small items that I JUST NEED TO HAVE RIGHT NOW.  Seriously.  Amazon even keeps it nice and organized, called a Wish List.  My husband dutifully buys me something from this list on every gift-giving occasion, and these things disappear from my list.  Sometimes I forget that I put it on the list.  And I’m delighted when I open the box because my husband knows me so well!!!

But, my husband does not have a list.  Well, he has a LIST (the “Things I Just Accept Because I Love My Wife” LIST) but not the gift-giving kind of list.  Most of the items on his non-existent list are too much money to spend on any occasion, except maybe Christmas when we’ve agreed to spoil our family.  And smaller items are just lame.  I mean, I see all those “25 Inexpensive Gifts to Give Fathers on Father’s Day!” pins on Pinterest.  They all suck.  Inexpensive = lame.

I also try to make him things.  They all suck too.  45 billion DIY sewing stuff for women and kids! 5 DIY sewing stuff for men!  And I’ve made them all before, so I can’t give it to him again!

When I was a little kid, I gave my father ties for Father’s Day.  As I recall, they were pretty lame too, but every kid gives his or her dad a tie at some point in time, which the father will usually wear to work the next day (and occasional days thereafter) to remind everyone that Father’s Day sucks for gift giving, but he loves his kids just the same.  I secretly giggle to myself when I see dads wear these ties.  Haha.  You got a lame gift.  Yeah, I’m a mean person.

Unfortunately, my husband does not wear ties to work.  He gets to wear golf shirts and golf pants.  They call this “business causal” now-a-days.  We have given the obligatory “I Love My Dad” t-shirts, though.  You buy them online, and they usually have some kind of crayon-like drawing on the front.  I see him wear this shirt occasionally on Friday dress-down days.

A few years ago, I tried to do something special for him by giving him a golf bag for Father’s Day.  He was happy, because he got to think about golf for the day.  As I dragged him around Inner Harbor, Baltimore so I could memorialize how wonderful Father’s Day was.  (I have photographs of smiling teenagers to prove this event happened.)

This year, I give an 18-hole round of golf cupcakes and a blog post to tell him how much I appreciate him.  It’s not the same as an actual round of golf, but I still need photographs of smiling kids.

18 Hole Golf Cupcakes: Happy Father’s Day

18 Hole Golf Cupcakes: Happy Father’s Day

Ingredients

  • 1 tub of frosting
  • 1 package cake mix
  • 1 tub of green sugar sprinkles
  • 1 package white cupcake pearls
  • cupcake wrappers
  • 18 toothpicks
  • pad of sticky notes

Instructions

Here are the ingredients. They are all common ingredients that you can find in the grocery store.

Start by baking the cupcakes according to the packaged directions.

My daughter wanted to dye the frosting green before putting on the green sprinkles, so we put the frosting in a bowl.

Stir in up.

Ta-da!

Using the green sprinkles, cover each cupcake.

Take a package of sticky notes.

Fold a sticky note in half, making sure to fold along the sticky part.

Fold in half again.

Cut.

Make a triangle. Make sure you cut the large end of the triangle with the sticky part, because that's the end that will stick to the toothpick.

Number. You will need 18 of these, unless you only want a 9-hole golf course.

Undo the sticky part, and insert a toothpick there. (Be careful not to divide the two halves apart.)

Here's a flag 🙂

Stick the toothpick into the cupcake, and add a little pearl.

All done!

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* This statement is actually not factual.  Two of my daughters work at a golf course, and they said the course is packed on Father’s Day.  Their wives must be nicer than me.

Make these adorable 18-hole golf cupcakes for Father's Day! Really easy dessert recipe using common stuff you can buy at the grocery store. No baking skills required! Great to surprise the golf aficionado in your life. Child-friendly recipe, too, great to get children cooking and baking, all while make cute food that makes them excited to bake. Explore the web site for more cooking and recipe tutorials with good, clear photos and instructions. FORE!! http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

I thought they came out pretty cute!!

Make these adorable 18-hole golf cupcakes for Father's Day! Really easy dessert recipe using common stuff you can buy at the grocery store. No baking skills required! Great to surprise the golf aficionado in your life. Child-friendly recipe, too, great to get children cooking and baking, all while make cute food that makes them excited to bake. Explore the web site for more cooking and recipe tutorials with good, clear photos and instructions. FORE!! http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

Hehe.  My husband will vehemently disagree with me, but this is my kind of golf.

Make these adorable 18-hole golf cupcakes for Father's Day! Really easy dessert recipe using common stuff you can buy at the grocery store. No baking skills required! Great to surprise the golf aficionado in your life. Child-friendly recipe, too, great to get children cooking and baking, all while make cute food that makes them excited to bake. Explore the web site for more cooking and recipe tutorials with good, clear photos and instructions. FORE!! http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

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Make these adorable 18-hole golf cupcakes for Father's Day! Really easy dessert recipe using common stuff you can buy at the grocery store. No baking skills required! Great to surprise the golf aficionado in your life. Child-friendly recipe, too, great to get children cooking and baking, all while make cute food that makes them excited to bake. Explore the web site for more cooking and recipe tutorials with good, clear photos and instructions. FORE!! http://letgoofbeingperfect.com

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What does your family do for Father’s Day? Would he enjoy a round of “golf”?


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