Dad Deserves A Cake- Contest

fatherFather’s Day is less than three weeks away and we want to help you to celebrate Dad.

So here’s what you do to win a free Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie cake. We want to know why your Dad deserves a cake– share your touching/funny/honest/just plain true stories here and tell us why your Dad deserves a cake more than all the rest. A winner will be chosen by the end of the week, so make sure to answer soon!

Extra points will be given for those who tweet the contest with hast tag #bakemeawish and for those who become fans of the blog.

And just in case you haven’t heard about how delicious this cake can be, our moist & fudgy brownie cake goes through three chocolate “passes” before it’s “done”: first it’s enrobed in rich chocolate, then it gets completely blanketed with a shower of dark chocolate shaves; last, the cake is finished with milk and dark chocolate glazes drizzled all over and the Belgian chocolate plaque of your choice; for a brownie dessert that’s over-the-top-triple-delicious!

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55 Responses to “Dad Deserves A Cake- Contest”

  1. Sara (@Doodle741) Says:

    My husband (Dad to my kids) deserves a cake for Father’s Day because he will do absolutely anything for the kiddos!! He works late 4 days a week so that he can come home a little early on Friday and we can have family night – dinner, movie, dessert!

    Thanks for the chance!!!

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  3. amanda m. Says:

    I would like to enter my uncle in this contest. My father is estranged from the family.
    My uncle deserves this cake above all else. His wife was killed in a tragic car accident back in ’07 leaving behind two beautiful twin boys, and two wonderful little girls. (The girls are aged 16,and 12 now, and the boys are 9 ).He does the best that he can for them even if it means giving up something that he could use. He always makes sure the kids have everything they need, if that means he goes without for that month.He will gladly give up anything to get them what they want and what they need. He also is a wonderful uncle to my daughter as well and loves to have fun with her and take her ‘ four wheeling ‘. He’s an amazing man and deserves to be recognized.

  4. jennifer Says:

    My husband is an amazing dad! He is a marine, so he is gone alot of the time. When he is here, he is such an amazing parent, sculpting our children into such well-rounded little people!
    He is a volunteer football coach, and we love to camp, hike, fish and everything else outdoors with our kids!
    I know my husband has said before that he would love to try a bake me a wish cake before, because a few of his marine buddies have received freedom cakes overseas before!
    This would be an awesome father’s day gift for my wonderful husband!

  5. Natalie J. Vandenberghe Says:

    My step-dad was a wonderful man. He married my mom when she was a widow with five children. Sadly, he passed in 2005 at the age of 95.
    I would like to nominate my husband to win this cake. My husband, Ken, is a great dad to our two children and has been a wonderful step-father to my older daughters. He is a good provider; and, he also volunteers in the community, at Church, and in the school. oh, I almost forgot…Ken is the best son-in-law for my mother. He really helps take care of her.
    Thank you for this delicious giveway.

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  7. Lori @ICanGrowPeople Says:

    My dad has had a rough year. Last September my mom, whom my father has been with since they were both 17, decided to separate from my dad. They would have celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary last week. My mom’s decision has torn my dad to pieces. My dad willingly admits that he could have been a better husband and father, but he has done the best he could. I saw my dad last month for the first time since the separation and he said to me, “Do you know why I cry? Tears are the rinse cycle when getting over a broken heart.” My husband, son and I live over 1000 miles away and won’t be able to see him on Father’s Day. Perhaps a cake would make his holiday just a little sweeter.

    Thanks for reading and for the giveaway.

  8. Amanda Says:

    I believe my husband is deserving of the Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie cake because he has been an amazing father to our daughter who is now 16 months old. He is active duty Air Force and in the past year has had to spend four months away from home, another two months in school, followed by three months of 15 hour work days. Needless to say, we had a rough year but when he is home he is such a hands on dad! I never realized how much so until I heard stories from others. My husband will do anything for our daughter – change diapers, bathe her, take her on wagon rides, make her lunch, and his favorite…take naps together!

  9. Mary L. Woodward Says:

    Richard (Dick) volunteers as President of Lakeshore Safari Club and they work with thousands of kids with their Safari Trailer for the children to have a chance to touch and feel animals that they would normally never see!He also works with hunters to allow the children to have safe hunting with their Fathers,Grandfathers or family members! He also is the greatest Father, Husband and Grandfather that there could be!He selflessly gives of his time, money and Love and shares his wonderful advice to help the kids grow to be great Men! He is well loved and deserves this honor of a cake for Fathers Day and thanks for your consideration! dw5664@cs.com

  10. andrea v Says:

    My husband, the father of my two children is the best. He drives truck over the road and the two days home a week he spends with our kids. He takes us on great road trips and enjoys every minute with his family. He also still finds time to complete my hunny do list.

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  12. Janet F Says:

    My son, Father to my grandchildren because I am so very proud that he is a wonderful, kind and caring father. He and his wife have twin daughters two years old and a four year old son. Their days can get pretty hectic. I am the one my son calls to vent too, and share the funny and exasperating stories with. No matter how stressful his day went he always tells me that he would not have it any other way. A riple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie cake would be a sweet touch of my appreciation of him.

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  15. Emily C Says:

    My father deserves this cake because he has always told me how beautiful I am. He has helped me develop into a confident, loving adult. Without his constant love, I don’t know where I would be. His grandsons love him and cannot wait to spend time with him. Every time we get into the car, my son says, “PopPop?!” looking forward to seeing him!

  16. Cindy Says:

    My Dad deserves a cake for Father’s Day!I just wanna make his day a great day!

  17. Veronica Danao Says:

    My Dad a great man. He quit his job to care for my mom when cancer struck our family. He never left her side slept on chairs in the hospital to be at her side. Sixteen years later he has never let a day go by without calliing us to, even if just to say hello. He is more than a dad to me , he is my bestfriend. For caring and raising seven children after mom past away. Strong, Caring and Loving thats my DAD!

  18. Kari Says:

    I would like to nominate my dad for a cake. Years ago, when we were growing up, my dad found out that his job was going to transfer to NJ, from NY. A few years after relocating us to NJ, his company was purchased by another and massive layoffs ensued. My father was able to get another job, only it was in NYC and a 2 and a half hour commute each way by train from our home nestled in the country. It would have been easier for him to move us back to where we came from, but the the area we came from was getting bad when we moved out, and knowing what a great school system we were in and how much he wanted to continue to raise us out in the country, my father made that commute for nearly 22 years. He then found out about the bus and started taking that in to work but his commute was still a wretched hour and a half commute each way for the next 3 years. Everyday he left around 4:45 and didn’t get home until 6:30- 7:00 at night. This is just one example of the many sacrifices he and my mother made for us.

    My father is not only my dad, but a wonderful grandfather to my son and most of all my friend. He always set a moral precedent for us by the way he lives his life and the way he treats others. He is one of the most selfless and kind people I know and while I am his daughter and could probably be considered saying that with bias, you can ask anyone who knows him what kind of a man he is. He is genuinely a good person and he knows no strangers, everyone he meets becomes a friend. My dad retired a few months ago, and after going into the city for his retirement party, I was in awe of how he did it for so long. Since retirement, my dad has been having a difficult time adjusting and I think a great way to cheer him up would be a Bake Me A Wish Cake. I can’t think of a more deserving person than one of my best friends, my dad.

  19. Denise Atwood Says:

    I would love to enter my new hubby for this cake. We have been married about a month but have been together for almost five years. We had been neighbors for years before that :) He is amazing! We got together when I was 7 months pregnant and he was still in high school, but that never bothered him or I. He was truly a blessing from god. There has never been a day he didn’t treat our son like his own. He allowed me to quit my job and he goes to work everyday so that I can stay home and raise our now 2 children. He is a wonderful dad, one that is truly involved in with his children! I truly don’t know what I would do without him. ps he has a serious sweet tooth ;)

  20. Kari Says:

    for some reason I didn’t get it all resend…

    I would like to nominate my dad for a cake. Years ago, when we were growing up, my dad found out that his job was going to transfer to NJ, from NY. A few years after relocating us to NJ, his company was purchased by another and massive layoffs ensued. My father was able to get another job, only it was in NYC and a 2 and a half hour commute each way by train from our home nestled in the country. It would have been easier for him to move us back to where we came from, but the the area we came from was getting bad when we moved out, and knowing what a great school system we were in and how much he wanted to continue to raise us out in the country, my father made that commute for nearly 22 years. He then found out about the bus and started taking that in to work but his commute was still a wretched hour and a half commute each way for the next 3 years. Everyday he left around 4:45 and didn’t get home until 6:30- 7:00 at night. This is just one example of the many sacrifices he and my mother made for us.

    In addition to that he has always been there for us. There have been a million times but the ones that stand out are when he recently took a ride with me when I had to take my cat to the emergency vet at 1am and later, after only 2 hours sleep, he rushed to my house to get my son on the bus while I stayed with my cat while he was euthanized. I remember how he rushed to my house when I got the call at midnight that my husband was wounded in Iraq, the times I called in the middle of the night with a flat tire, or needed a ride home, and all of the work and oil changes he did on my car on his little time off so that I could save my money.

    My father is not only my dad, but a wonderful grandfather to my son and most of all my friend. He always set a moral precedent for us by the way he lives his life and the way he treats others. He is one of the most selfless and kind people I know and while I am his daughter and could probably be considered saying that with bias, you can ask anyone who knows him what kind of a man he is. He is genuinely a good person and he knows no strangers, everyone he meets becomes a friend. My dad retired a few months ago, and after going into the city for his retirement party, I was in awe of how he did it for so long. Since retirement, my dad has been having a difficult time adjusting and I think a great way to cheer him up would be a Bake Me A Wish Cake. I can’t think of a more deserving person than one of my best friends, my dad.

  21. Mommy2Bears Says:

    In February 2009 my husband was laid off. I was a stay at home Mom raising our 1 and 2 year olds. We both started looking for employment, to no avail. So we moved out of state, closer to family, in hopes of finding something. I found a job that would pay our bills if Husband stayed home with the girls. He then decided that to make himself more marketable he would need to add on to his BA with an online graduate degree in quality management. So far he has made a 4.0 for two semesters taking a full load, making the Dean’s list, while also being an exceptional stay at home Dad. I come home to a clean house, clean kids and dinner on the stove. Plus he has a bond with our girl’s that is remarkable. Husband has also been taking State exams on the side which require more studying, to become a licensed Professional Engineer. He graduated from engineering school in 1989 and recently passed the FE Exam. This exam has a 70 to 75% failure rate. Normally taken right out of college and rarely passed on the first and sometimes second try makes this an extraordinary achievement. I’m so proud of him for all of his accomplishments and even more for his new role as a stay at home Dad. All of us ex and current stay at home Moms know how hard that job is by itself. I would like to nominate my Husband for “Dad Deserves A Cake” because he is our ultimate Father and Husband and I love him immensely.

  22. Carlota Says:

    My husband and father to my two girls deserves a cake for father’s day because he is an amazing father. He hasn’t been living with us as he took a job on the other side of the country and we were planning to save up money while I lived with my parents to move the girls and I back east. We have had some rough times and didn’t have the money saved up to move. He left back in September of 2009, he then at the end of the first day of his work was called to active duty, he is a reservist, and left November for training and is currently on deployment in Afghanistan. He has missed all of our birthdays and will miss them again this year. He is missing some big milestones with our girls as they are 2 1/2 years old and 19 months old. He continually makes sacrifices for the sake of our family and is an amazing man.

  23. Heather Lewis Says:

    Dad deserves a Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie cake for so many reasons that I will refrain from listing them on here. (It also helps that he is a chocolate FANATIC and could probably smell the chocolate through the box if he were in the room when it was brought in!)

    Dad has always…ALWAYS…made time for us kids! When I was born, Dad was in college and about to go to medical school…certainly a busy time for him! In the memories I have of Dad’s school days, I never remember him being gone or not having time to play with us. Dad ALWAYS made time, even if it meant staying up until the wee hours of the morning to study for the up-coming test. He would take every little rock I gave him as a good luck present and put it in his pocket…he even still has the very first picture I ever colored that I so proudly presented to him on the morning of a big exam.

    As we got older and got into school activities, Dad never EVER missed an activity! He would bend over backwards to switch on-call shifts with his colleagues (even if it meant working two shifts for them just to have a few hours covered) so he didn’t have to miss a Christmas program or basketball game. He ALWAYS showed enthusiastic interest in what we decided to take on and did his very best to help us acheive our goals and do our best.

    Now, school is over. Dad never ceases to amaze me as he is the first to volunteer to help with anything…packing, moving, house projects, babysitting…

    Dad recently heard that I went running and was planning to participate in a 5k–he was concerned about my shoes and immediately found a time to drive me an hour away to a specialty running store to have my feet evaluated and then bought me the shoes that would best prevent injury for my abnormal feet! The other day I called him to see if he could help me figure out a running route and he dropped what he was doing to do it right then. (Dad will be accompanying (and paying for) my little sister to compete in her first half marathon at Disney World next spring, The Princess Half Marathon. Emily has decided to dress in a tutu for the race and asked Dad to dress as a frog…he didn’t even hesitate before he enthusiastically agreed!)

    Dad always has great advice and I never am embarrassed or hesitant to ask. I know that my secrets are safe with Dad and that he’ll never steer me in the wrong direction.

    The most important thing Dad has done for me is instill a strong faith in God. I was lucky enough to grow up in a Christian home with parents who put God at the head of the home and taught us how to be faithful. I have made a lot of mistakes in my life, and Dad has always let me make my mistakes…but was always there to steer me back in the right direction.

    I love my Dad. He is my very favorite person. I am lucky to have him as MY father and I am blessed to say I’m his daughter.

  24. Kari Says:

    I have to say that I think all the dads will be winners, in that I think everyone here, whether their husband or dad wins a cake or not, should print out what they wrote and put it in the father”s day card for the special Dad in their life. I imagine they would be incredibly touched by the things we sometimes forget to tell them. Best of luck everyone!

  25. katie Says:

    My dad was in radio when I was little and he sit up stations in the midwest in the early 1960′s but in was no an easy or glamouris life. He was the engineer, reporter, dj, janitor,changed the lites on the towers and did it all. When he moved to Dickinson ND he pulled a small trailer home for our family to live in and there 2 brothers were born)It was hot dirty dusty in summer-cold snowy in winter so we then moved to Southern MN and another brother was born-4 kids under 6 mom dad in a small 2 bedroom trailer.Dad left radio to work in a meat plant but couldn’t support the family had a break down and we left.I moved every 18 months as a kid.Dad never gave up we moved 5 more times until he settled in his hometown and bought a self service laundromat and later he built a fast food resteraunt off the freeway which he made very sucessful Dad has taught me to never give up on that dream He never did-ps he ended up raising a niece at the age of 6 too He had a big heart. Happy Fathers day daddy you deserve this cake and so much more.

  26. Traci Reynolds Says:

    My husband of almost 18 Years is the best man ever…he served 22 years in the US Navy retiring just last october which was not an easy time for him the job market was very slow but he did not let his pride get the best of him and he held down two different jobs one at Chick-fil-A and the other at a Gas STation….We have 6 children and he would do anything for me and those kids luckily god was watching over us and he found a wonderful full time job that now allows him to be with us as a family and watch his children in their sports and activities and read them their bedtime stories and watch our oldest go to her first Prom tonight…I feel so blessed he is My husband and their father…..

  27. Kelly D. Says:

    My husband (Dad to our children) deserves a cake because he let our daughter paint his toe nails bright pink and take pictures. Real dads of girls have pink toe nails! :) Thanks for the chance!
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  29. Jackie Says:

    My Dad deserves a cake because he spent most of my childhood in the Air Force, but that didn’t stop him from being the best Dad ever…I can remember every Summer he would take his 30 days leave in June and we’d do everything from camping, going to amusement parks, we visited all the Caverns in this area (Luray Caverns, Endless Caverns, etc) one summer he took me to Florida and Disney World for a week, every Summer we would do something new.

    When it wasn’t Summer, he’d make the 3 1/2 hour drive home (he give my grandmother guardianship to keep me stable in our hometown) EVERY weekend to visit me and he would always make it special, we never just sat at home and did nothing. We had special “traditions” such as when he would get gas on Sunday before going back, he’d give me a dollar while he was pumping it and I’d go inside and get whatever I wanted. He was always joking, and when he would take me down to where he lived during the week, we had the craziest conversations…we still laugh to this day about some of the things that we used to talk about.

    Now that he’s a grandfather, he’s awesome with the kids…he now has 2 boys to spoil (I was his only child…and a girl lol) and he also has another girl to treat like he did me (a princess lol) He’s even called my daughter my name by accident. But we talk like crazy now, I can go over to see how he’s doing or to pick up something and I’ll end up there for hours just talking…mostly about computer, but it’s awesome we can always find something to talk about, to laugh about, we’re always laughing.

    What makes him even better, is my husband and I are in the process of buying our first house, and my dad is giving us the down payment (he’s giving us double what we actually need), so we can have the house we need and he’s just as excited as we are about the move.

    I’m 25 years old and gushing about my dad like I’m 6! I love him! Heck, even my husband thinks of him as a Dad because my Daddy is awesome like that!

  30. Kelly D. Says:

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  31. Dave Says:

    I am the dad of 5 wonderful children,they are my life and love them, i think after helpin raise 5 children teaching them their first steps,their first time with training wheels,their T-Ball games,their pick-ups from their friends at a time i was sleeping,teaching them the importance of an education,teaching them how to drive and help them get their license,long nights at the malls with my daughters and hearing im almost done,just seeing my kids turning into young adults brimgs the tears to my eyes to know they will be on their own but i know i did everything for them to become the young adults and i know they love me thats what i think of everytime as a father when im alone

  32. Heather Stevens Says:

    My dad came into my life during one of the hardest times in my (then) short life. My biological father had just passed away from cancer. Although he and my mother were divorced, we were still close. My mom had begun to date this new man when I was 7. He stepped into the role of dad tentatively. He never pushed me to think of him as a father figure, but just a friend who would be there for me no matter what. He didn’t have to do that, after all he hadn’t been dating my mother all that long. But I grew to trust him, and eventually to love him. I’ll never forget the day he asked me if he could adopt me! I may have lost my father to cancer, but he made sure someone special would be there to take his place when he was gone. Now I’ve been blessed with the love of two fathers, and what a love it is!

  33. Sally Kays Says:

    My husband is the best dad – he works evenings and its hard for him to be the dad he envisioned himself to be when we had our children – times changed and his job changed but he has made time for them in different ways – he goes to have lunch with them during the school year at least once a week – when they were little he would go and organize games, etc. for the kids on the playground just to have time with them. now that they are older he will take them to ballgames with him as he covers them… the other day my daughter found an injured baby bunny outside that a dog had injured, and he took her and the baby bunny down to the vet but the bunny died on the way and so he brought them home and had her pick out a place to bury him, and held her when she cried – i told him that those are the things they will remember when they grow up about him being a great dad – he worries about not having the quantity of time with them but its really about the quality times that matter – thankful for all dads out there that are truly dads! thanks!

  34. Jennifer Says:

    In his 30tys my dad went back to school to learn to read. He could not even read me a storybook. That was one thing that bothered him the most. He taught me to not give up and how important reading can be. My dad is a now a hard working farm hand at 56, but he now knows how to read on a third grade level and I’m proud of him. Love to win him a yummy cake:)

  35. Eli Luck Says:

    Dear Bake Me A Wish: Hi, my name is Eli, and I am 3 months old. I think my Daddy especially deserves one of your wonderful cakes, for his first Father’s Day ever. Mommy just went back to work this week, and I get to stay with my Daddy all day long instead of going to daycare. When he has work appointments, he takes me to see my Grandma. When I miss my Mommy, being with Daddy makes me feel better. He plays with me, feeds me, hugs me, kisses me, loves me. And when m and Mommy feel are really sad about missing each other, Daddy gets us on the videochat on the computer so we can see each other and talk to each other. I think my Daddy is the best Daddy in the whole world!

  36. Heather Lewis Says:

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    I love everyone’s stories! Dad’s are so awesome!

  37. Heather Lewis Says:

    Another cute story–

    This morning I dropped my two-year-old son off at my parents’ house before I went to work. As soon as we pulled up, the little guy went bonkers…..shaking with excitement and yelling, “GUMPIE! GUMPIE!” (gumpie = grampie = grandpa) He threw his beloved “duck” (blanket) on the floor and started dancing in his carseat! SOOO CUTE!!!!! I love that Dad is close enough for my son to get that excited to see him!

  38. Brittany Says:

    I am writing this on behalf of my children, who are not old enough to write. My husband is currently in the Army Reserves, and has recently decided to go Active Duty because of the many benefits it has for our family. Even though this means that he is more likely to get deployed, his love for us and for his country have made this fact unimportant. He is an outstanding role model for our kids, and his dedication and sense of duty are things I admire in him as well.

    He may be a man in uniform, but he is never too embarrassed to play with the kids or too special to change a diaper. He is truly an equal partner, and the kids love him more than anything on this earth. He is my knight in shining armor, a man with an exterior of steel and a heart of gold.

    He deserves all that I can give him and more, so a delicious cake from Bake Me a Wish would truly be the icing on top for this Father’s Day.

  39. Rachel D. Says:

    This is hard because I have 2 great Dads in my life…my Dad and my Husband who is the greatest Dad to our little boy. I think my husband deserves this cake the most because he is the most amazing Dad even though when you look at everything he went through his past you would think he wouldn’t be the person he is. His Mom abandoned him when he was only 3 years old. His Dad (who was very young…only about 24) had to take care of 3 kids all under the age of 6 by himself. He did the best he could but his Dad his not an affectionate person. My husband struggled but overcame a lot and now he is the most loving Dad and constantly tells our son how much he loves him. He will drop anything to play with him and my husband is the hardest worker. He does everything he can to provide for us so that way I can be a stay at home mom. My husband is the greatest and even if he doesn’t win the cake, he’s a winner to us!

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  42. Rachel Says:

    my daddy deserves a cake because he takes care of his children, he shares with them and he wants them to be happy and he is kind and funny. he is the best guy in the world and i love him. thats why he deserves a cake.

  43. Rachel Says:

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  44. Rachel Says:

    i would have told you a story, but i don’t know which is the best!!!! :)

  45. Kristie Says:

    My dad deserves this because he was once in a house with 4 girls and now there is 2 when there were 4 girls in the house I felt bad for the guy, because we would have one in the shower one doing there hair and one doing thier make-up so when he had to use the restroom it was bizzare! But now that things are only 2 girls it is still kinda bad because you cant get me out of there. LOL.

  46. Kathy Says:

    My dad deserves it. When I was growing up, he was in the Navy, so he frequently was out to sea. He didn’t get to celebrate many holidays with us since he was gone. After he left the Navy, he had jobs that took required him to travel a lot. And once again, he missed out on the holidays. So, I’d love to win this for him so that he knows even though he was gone a lot, he was (and still is) loved very much, and all the hard work and sacrifice was (and still is) very appreciated.

  47. Sarah Berry Says:

    My step-dad definitely deserves it. I was a wild child growing up and my step-dad was the only person who put his foot down and tried to discipline me. The only reason I say tried is because I decided I wanted to move back in with my grandparents and my mom let me. So after that he really was not able to be the authorative parent figure. Shortly after my mom and he divorced. That was about 16 years ago and I am happy to say that my step-dad is still a part of my life and I know that if I need something all I have to do is give him a call and he would help me in anyway that he could. He considers himself my daughter’s grandfather (even though he has a little one 1 year younger than Brea. lol).
    I have never thanked him for standing up to me and trying to be the parent that I so desperately needed. Who knew that years later the same act that almost made our relationship impossible when I was a teenager would be the same reason I have so much respect for him now.

  48. Heather Smith Says:

    My children’s father deserves a cake because of his many sacrifices he has made for our family over the years. Since his enlistment date, four years ago, he has deployed twice. In four years he has missed over 2 years of our lives. He missed the birth of our daughter, Bailey and our son’s 5,6, and 7th birthdays. First steps and words, Anniversaries, Valentine’s, Christmases, and last days of School are only a few of the things he has missed for his career choice. In four years, he made his SSG rank by determination and dedication to Army and Family. I admire his ability to sacrifice absence for our freedoms and safety. He is a hero to both his children and myself! Please send him a cake this Father’s day!

  49. Tiffany Pickering Says:

    My husband, who is my son’s StepDad, is not only a wonderful Father, but a wonderful husband, friend, and soldier. He is in the Army and is currently on his second deployment and is stationed in Iraq. This is his first Father’s Day as a “Dad” and while he can’t be home for it he still deserves so much more than we could ever give him. He is such a great soldier and an outstanding mentor and positive influence on my son. Whether it be teaching him how to cook, gardening, learning how to ride a bike, “guy stuff” lol and more, he has been there for him and will ALWAYS be there for him.
    We are so blessed to have him in our lives and we love and miss him more than anyone could ever imagine.

  50. Jessica Whitney Says:

    My dad deserves this cake for Father’s Day and I’ll explain why. In 1980 my mom and dad moved from North Dakota to a little town called Hood River, Oregon and my dad became the Hood River Community Education Director, a position he kept for 30 years until he retired last year.

    In his 30 years he truly became a hometown hero, and his name is synonymous with Hood River and Community Education. He created many different programs from youth basketball, soccer and summer day camps to hundreds of community classes and trips for children, adults, and senior citizens alike. He created two programs, Movies in the Park, a free local event where movies are played on a giant inflatable big screen in Jackson Park on Saturdays throughout the summer and Families in the Park, a free concert series for families every Thursday in August. In his last few months as Community Education Director, articles and letters swarmed into the Hood River News about how my father had changed their lives and allowed them the opportunities they could only dream of. The town honored him at the last Families in Park concert last year by renaming the Jackson Park stage, “The Mike Schend Stage”. Even in his retirement he has not slowed. He sits on 7 local Board of Directors and spearheaded the local campaign to save the County Library this past spring. My father was and is not only the greatest father to me, not missing a beat in my life, but also devoting countless hours to not only supporting my dreams and goals, but supporting the dreams of thousands of individuals in our community.
    The most humble individual I know, for everyone my father has done for my mother, my sister, me and countless strangers he deserves so much more than a cake, but I would love to honor him in this way. It is my WISH that he wins this cake, and even if he doesn’t I could not be more proud to call this man my father than if he was the President of the United States. I truly feel that I am the luckiest daughter in the world. Thank you.

  51. find boyfirend Says:

    Wonderful post. Thank you for sharing!

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  53. catherine copeland Says:

    I am blessed with a truly amazing Dad. My father is the most selfless and compassionate person you will ever meet. Growing up he made us feel like everything was a cause for celebration from family dinners to bed time hour. A father is someone who is always on your side, someone who reassures you and encourages you. A father takes pride in what you do and makes his time your time. It is because my father had such unconditional love for me, I was to chase my dreams and live my passion. My dad deserves to be Father of the Year because he has taught me the value of family and the importance of strong morals and values. He brightens my day and gives me quiet strength. He loves and accepts me for who I am and who I have become. I do not need a day to recognize or honor my father, I do it everyday

  54. Paola Stanford Says:

    My husband deserves this cake! He is truly a remarkable person who has beaten incredible odds after being in a 4 wheeler accident 4 years ago. A chain along a property line was hidden with the brush and he ran right into it, the chain not only split his chin open but it also severely injured his neck. Doctors said another 1/8″ and his aorta would have been severed. We got married a year after this terrible accident and have since had our beautiful baby girl (7 months). We decided the best thing for our family would be for me to stay home with her, but doing so meant he would have to give up his passion for speed (along with the 4-wheeler, he races boats, so he sold all his toys and I quit my job.

    My wonderful husband works 12 to 14 hours a day and has a smile on his face when he gets home and thanks me for working hard.

    He loves sweets and I would love it if he could win this cake

    Thank you so much!

    Paola

  55. Paola Stanford Says:

    I tweeted about this giveaway @PnJStanford

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