My Dad’s 75th Birthday Sock Hop + Striped Buttercream Comb Cake!

striped rainbow cake

striped buttercream comb cake

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I’m just a *few* months late in posting this striped buttercream comb cake duo of cakes… I made these back in late November for my beloved Dad’s 75th birthday party bash. My mom went wild and threw him a 1950s themed sock hop party centered around the family jukebox, seventy plus octogenarians (but young at heart and spritely octogenarians!!) crammed like sardines into their two bedroom condo!

striped buttercream comb cake

I frigging love stripes … I wear them practically every day… so of course I am very much into the striped cake trend that’s been ripping through the cake decorating world, hehe. My pal Elizabeth aka Sugar Hero has a great video on how to get those stripes! My stripes on these cakes are far from perfect but not tooooo shabby for my first try with my new bengal cake comb from Ester Cakes!

striped cakes duo

The raspberry topped cake was vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream and filled with raspberry jam! The peach-blue-purple cake was dark chocolate with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream.

mom and dad dancing

My mom Linda and dad Gerry! Celebrating fifty years of marriage too, this July… !

dad and lyndsay and cakes

My pops in his uniform – Hawaiian shirt! – with me and the cakes! I’ve made so many cakes for my wonderful Dad over the years!

mom and dad laughing

And I snapped this pic of my parents laughing hysterically, post-party … I hope I can continue to make Rich laugh this hard well into our 70s…! Once again (lol) Happy 75th birthday, Dad! Love you lots and so lucky to have you in our lives! xo Lyndsay 

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