I made this Miller Lite Cake for my older sister's 23rd birthday. I knew I wanted to make a theme cake and since my sister is a Miller Lite fan I thought I would give it a shot. The cake is actually made up of 2 9x13 cake pans and is simple boxed white cake. The frosting is plain milk chocolate frosting from a can. The decorating frosting is tube frosting.
I first baked my two cakes and allowed them to cool. Once cooled, I removed the cakes from their pans and sat them side by side. I then placed the cakes end to end to figure out the best place to cut the cakes so they would line up seamlessly. Once lined up properly, I began to cut out my bottle shape. I did mine free hand after looking up the bottle online.
After the bottle shape was cut, I began to work on my label. I first put down a thin layer of white frosting then with my frosting knife gently traced out my label’s general design. Then with my tube frosting I began to filling in the label from the inside out. Once I had completed the lower label, I went to work on the upper label using the same technique.
After the labels were done I frosted the entire cake in the milk chocolate frosting and was finished.
I am very pleased with the way my cake turned out and my sister loved it. Hope you guys like it.
This Hamms Beer Bear Waterfall Grooms Cake is an applesauce cake underneath. I found a picture of a Hamm's Beer barrel head advertising sign. I reversed it and resized it to fit on a 12 inch cake. I used buttercream transfer to outline and then filled in the rest of the picture. I put fondant around the outside edge to look like the wood of a barrel (could have done a better job on that but not so good with fondant yet). This was the first time I tried transferring a picture and I learned a few things.
1--Parchment paper probably works better than wax paper for transferring designs. 2--Give myself extra time when trying something new. (This was a groom's cake for a friend and I ended up staying up all night to finish it on time.) 3--Be careful of how much detail your design has; if this cake had been any smaller, it wouldn't have turned out as well as it did. 4--Even when things don't turn out the way you planned--keep trying. Everyone thought it was great and it's the coolest cake I've made so far.