I was asked to make a barrel cake for my friend’s son who is to become 30 years old. She decided to have a cake the shape of a barrel with two pints of larger on the top. I made a four layer 8″ vanilla sponge cake and filled the layers with jam and butter cream then I cut the cake into shape like a barrel. I then covered the whole cake with a thin layer of butter cream and placed in the freezer to chill.
I then colored the butter cream brown and covered the whole cake with a thick layer of butter cream scraping grooves into the butter cream This was left to harden overnight. I then made some glasses of larger out of flower paste in a yellow/gold color and placed some white roll out icing on the top of the glass to resemble the froth or head on the beer. I sprinkled glitter around the top of the cake. I cut out a 3 and 0 in flower paste and attached to the cake and then cut out lettering for cheers. Michael in white icing and happy birthday in brown icing. I cut out some shapes like pretzels in brown and then I covered the rest of the cake board in white. I then attached all the letters into place. My friend was really pleased at the end result.
Coolest Beer Cooler Cake
This beer cooler cake was a fun cake to make. I needed to take something to a party and I thought this was a cool idea.
I made 3 – 8″ cakes, layered and iced them. I made the sides out of fondant and sprayed it to look like an old ice cooler. I added clear rock candy cubes for the ice. I then made 3 – 4″ cakes and iced them to look like a beer mug. I made the pretzels out of fondant.
I used contact paper to cover the board to make it look like a tablecloth. I then added 2 bottles of beer in the buckets and one on the side adding some ice (candy) on the table as if it was falling from the bucket.
This cake was a huge hit at the party! Everyone was so amazed at how real the ice looked. It was my first time trying the ice bucket but it came out pretty good.
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