I decided to make this beer can cake for my schools building administrator, the night before his birthday. We were amused to find out that the other was, not only a "cheap beer drinker", but that we preferred the same kind. Since I was under no pressure to make it, I wasn't concerned if it didn't turn out. I grabbed a can from the fridge and got started.
Once I got the right shade of blue, it was just a matter of working from my slanted lines. I was sure the mountains would not look ANYTHING like they should, and would be the determining factor of taking a cake the next morning or grabbing a fork for a late night snack. I remembered my elementary art teacher making us turn a picture upside down before drawing it, so we could draw what we saw, not what we THINK it should look like. I turned my can and my cake around and didn't look at it until I was finished.
I frosted the side where the top of the can is, with gray, then added a tiny amount of black to darken slightly (for subtle contrast) and made a 3-D tab. I think I enjoyed the little details (ounces, eagle, etc.) more than anything. The next morning, school was closed due to snow. Since an elementary school is no place for a beer cake, it ended up being perfect. I took it in (no students) and he loved it!
Since I just randomly make cakes for fun, I love that I can enjoy the "laid back, doesn't have to be perfect" approach. No matter how much you mess up, they still taste great!
This Corona Beer Birthday Cake is a cake made of cheese. And the bug is replaced by the small bottle of CORONA. The recipe includes 8 0z of cream cheese, six eggs, two cups of self rising flour, two cups of sugar, one tbs. of vanilla and two bars of butter.
Firstly you have to divide the egg yolks and set aside. Batter the whites until cream then put aside. Mix the butter sugar, yolks , cream cheese and vanilla then when everything is mixed add the flour. At the end incorporate the whites by hand, do not mix. Just fold it in the mix until get all together.
The sparkles in the icing is a sugar I bought at the cakes supply store. The butterfly pan is the Wiltons.
This Budweiser Cake was made for my dad and is Poker Playing Friends. I used a 1/2 sheet, cut it in half and stacked it so the cake measured 12"x 9". It was frosted and filled with buttercream icing. I made the "wood" out of fondant and this was made days in advance. I then airbrushed it and also hand painted with dark brown food coloring to make it look like the "wood grain".
I used sugar to make the bottles and ice and I used Icing sheets and edible ink to make the labels on the bottles. The bottle caps were made of fondant and were painted with silver luster dust. The peanuts were made of fondant too. This was such a fun cake to make!