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I made this suspended cake for my husband’s grandfather who was turning 90 years old. He owned a pub back in the day, so I decided to make this beer cake.

  • Suspended Beer Mug Cake

I used 4×6″ round cakes with a dowel supporting the cake. I made the cakes the day before then I froze them overnight, so it is easier to carve so it doesn’t crumble. I stacked the cakes and frosted in between. Then inserted a dowel in the middle of the cake and started carving to make the cake look like a beer mug.

I cut strips of fondant and put around the cake to make the illusion of the bumps of the mug. Then frosted the whole cake. I then covered the cake in fondant, then rolled fondant balls to create bubbles on top.

I used tooth picks for the handle and covered it with fondant. I painted the mug yellow then blended red and yellow to make an orangy color for a more realistic look.. Then I molded fondant around the wooded dowel, making it look like flowing beer. I then wrapped a small wire to hold the beer bottle in place and waalaa, magic, suspended beer mug cake. This is one of my favorite cakes I have made, peoples reactions were awesome, everyone was amazed how the beer bottle was floating in the air.

Coolest Beer Mug Cake

I made this cake for a friend’s son who was turning 30. I knew he liked to party so I thought how about a beer mug cake that looked like it was sitting on a table with pretzels and an ashtray, also I wanted it to look like beer was pouring into the mug.

  • Coolest Beer Mug Cake

My first step was to make 3-8′ round cakes. I layered the round cakes filling them with icing. I iced the cake and made a foam like icing on top. Then I had to make the handle which I made out of fondant. I put tooth picks in each end to put in the cake to stay.

Next was trying to figure out how to make the beer like pouring into the cake. I bought some tube cut it in half and poured melted chocolate in each side, also adding a bamboo stick to each end and then I froze it till it got hard. I then took them out of the tubes and spread chocolate in between them to hold together and froze it again. I then pushed the chocolate through the cake and added a beer can at the top, this is why I needed the bamboo sticks, to hold into the cake and hold the beer can.

Next I made an ashtray out of fondant and some butts from fondant. I used a silver like sprinkle to look like the ashes. I made pretzels sitting on a napkin made from fondant, putting clear glitter on top.

The birthday boy went nuts for this cake as did everyone else!  It’s been such a big hit I’ve been asked to make many more of this cake!

Extra Large Beer Mug Cake

I made this beer mug cake as a surprise for my son's birthday.

  • Extra Large Beer Mug Cake


  • I started by making three 6" round cakes.
  • I iced between each layer and then I wrapped them in dark yellow fondant.
  • I cut two strips of white fondant. I made the bottom one even, and for the top one I made the strip and then pulled little points down to make it look uneven.
  • I made the handle out of gum paste and let it dry and then stuck it in the side of the cake.
  • I cut down into the cake about 1/2 inch and then piped icing to make it look bubbly. I also sprinkled it with white sugar sprinkles.

My son called me to tell me he would be a little late getting home. He had to go with his best friend to get some things for a gathering at his house for his birthday. It was his best friend and they had grown up together and I thought that since he had ordered cakes from me before I would surprise them all and at the last minute I made this cake.

I even went a step further. I did not have a cake box so I cut down a box lid to a square and since the sides were 3 inches high I decided to make a cover. I printed 5 pictures of the budweiser carton and taped them together. Then I cut the hand holes in the top. This slid down over top of the box lid perfectly. I sat it on the table and he thought it was a real case of bee. They were all so surprised when they opened it and it was a big mug of beer!


Coolest Beer Mug Cake

I made this cake for my father-in-law's 60th. I used 4 8" cake tins, but cut them down to about 6" when baked filled the middle with buttercream and jam and placed on top of each other. Then used chocolate roll-out icing to make the beer colour and loads of buttercream for the foam on top.

  • Coolest Beer Mug Cake

Coolest Beer Mug Birthday Cake

For my sister's 21st birthday I wanted to make her a special cake so, obviously, a Beer Mug Cake!

  • Coolest Beer Mug Birthday Cake
  • Coolest Beer Mug Birthday Cake
  • Coolest Beer Mug Birthday Cake

For the base of the cake, I used 2 round red velvet cakes (my sister's favorite) and then used a yellow cake mix for the actual mug. I baked the yellow cake in a sort of tube-like baking dish that my mom had. I formed the mug handle out of white chocolate. 

I tinted the icing (cream cheese icing) to the best beer color of my ability and then added a few more decorations!

It was a big hit! And a tasty one, too.

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