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Coolest Champagne Birthday Cake 33

by Anna
(London)

Homemade Champagne Birthday Cake

Homemade Champagne Birthday Cake

For a family friend's birthday I was asked to make a chocolate cake. I decided to keep with this theme I would also use chocolate for decoration instead of icing. As she had recently got a job promotion, I wanted to put a champagne bottle and glasses on there, and as her nickname has been 'Princess/Queenie' for many years I thought a crown would be perfect to finish the design.

I printed the lettering off the computer so I could do fancy lettering and keep it neat and in proportion. I taped wax paper over the lettering and traced with melted white chocolate in a piping bag. I also freehanded a champagne bottle, glass and crown on more wax paper. I put them in the fridge to chill and harden while I made the chocolate cake and iced with chocolate frosting.

When done, I peeled the lettering and shapes off the paper (they come off very easily!) and stuck them in the icing. For a finishing touch I iced a green label onto the bottle to make sure people knew it was champagne.

This champagne birthday was a simple cake to make and only took about an hour, yet it looked so professional and both I and the birthday girl were impressed!

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Coolest Drinks Cake 24

by Jan
(Port Huron, MI)

Beer Bottle Cake

Beer Bottle Cake

I made this drinks cake for my husband's 50th birthday. I decided against an "over the hill" theme because I turn 50 next year.

It's two 8" round cakes stacked then carved to create the bowl. The cakes are frosted with butter cream icing.

The beer bottles and the ice are made from sugar and corn syrup. The caps were painted with gold luster dust mixed with vodka (alcohol dries faster and doesn't add moisture to the sugar).
The labels were made by scanning a real label then printing them on edible wafer paper.

The butterfly is also edible wafer paper. The design was brushed lightly with vegetable oil to make the butterfly shine and to protect the paper from the butter cream icing. (wafer paper will dissolve if it's allowed to get too damp)

The golf balls and peanuts were molded from chocolate. There's a small chocolate lady bug too, but it's hard to see in the photo. (near the golf tees) The golf tees, the 19th hole label, and golf divot tool are fondant. The divot was brushed with pearl luster dust to give it a metalic look.

The grass is green tinted butter cream frosting applied with the Wilton "grass" tip.

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Awesome!
by: Anonymous

I'd love to know more about how you made the bottles and ice from sugar. Did you use molds?

AMAZING
by: Anonymous

I agree How did you make those bottles?? That is amazing!!! Good work!!

great job!
by: Anonymous

that is so cool! id love to learn how to do something like that! u did a great job!

Bottle cake
by: Jan

Thanks!

I made my own molds using "Amazing Mold Putty" and real beer bottles. The bottles on the cake are made from sugar and corn syrup that is heated until it starts to turn amber. I pour it into the molds, coat the molds, and dump out the excess sugar mixture.

The "ice" was also made from sugar and corn syrup - it just wasn't heated as long.


Bottles and Ice
by: Anonymous

That's cool. I would like to learn more about how you made the beer bottles and the ice with corn syrup and sugar. Can you explain more?

Nice Cake
by: Anonymous

That is so nice!!! Do you sell cakes or that was just personal?

Bottles
by: Kristine

Hi there - I have been experimenting with making my own edible beer bottles and am wondering...are yours solid or hollow in the centre? Thanks:) Gorgeous job!

Re: Nice Cake
by: Jan

Thanks!

I make cakes for friends, family, and coworkers. I have a full-time job, so making cakes is more of a hobby.

Bottles
by: Jan

Kristine - The bottles are hollow in the middle.

WOW
by: Anonymous

I'm so jealous, its absolutely sweet!!! Awesome for a guy's 21st birthday.

wow
by: Respect

this cake is great. Can send me the instructions for the beer bottles and ice I would appreciate it.

Directions for Bottles and Ice
by: Debbie

I saw that you originally posted some directions for the Bottles and Ice earlier, but you did not specify how much.

Could you send me some detailed info?

My youngest son is turning 21 in a week and that would be a great cake idea. Thank you so much dflippin102[at]gmail.com

How'd you do the bottles & ice?
by: Roshael

What a fabulous idea and great details with using golf, and beer to celebrate your hubby's 50th. Like so many others, I too would love to learn how you made the ice and bottles by using corn syrup & sugar. The last time I made ice I used gelatin, but it was in the winter so it was much cooler, I'm afraid that it would probably melt in this heat.
Please send me details and info.

Thank you & keep on creating cakes,
Roshael

How do you do the bottles and ice
by: Cynthia

I know you get that a lot but how do you do the bottles and the ice? This cake is amazing. My boss is having her bday on the 20th of this month and I want to make a cake like this for her.

Recipe please
by: Anonymous

Loved the cake!!! Could you please send how to make ice and beer bottles. Thanks.

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Coolest Black Heart Rum Cake 36

by Toni G.
(New Zealand)

Homemade Black Heart Rum Cake

Homemade Black Heart Rum Cake

When I was thinking of a cake to make my mum for her birthday this year, the first thing that came to mind was this. Rum is her drink of choice and only ever Black Heart rum. The cake I rushed together on the day so its a very simple version of the bottle of rum!

The Black Heart Rum cake is a chocolate cake with about 7 layers of gnashe in between layers of cake. To make the shape I cut around a small bowl and made 7 circles then stacked them on top of each other with the gnashe in between and sculpted the top layers to make it taper up to the bottle top.

The icing is all Bakers roll out icing, coloured to the appropriate colours! and looked so good mum refused to cut it!

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Coolest RC Cola Cake 23

by Kimmy
(St. Albans, WV )

Rc Cola Can Cake

Rc Cola Can Cake

My husband works for RC Cola so I decided to do an RC Cola cake. I used three round cake pans. Then cut them in half and placed them curve up on cardboard covered with foil.

All three cakes were different flavors. The entire cake was done with fondant that I colored with food coloring. There was even a tab on the top of the can, which you can not see in my picture.

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