I made this Beer Bottle Cake for our friend’s surprise birthday party. He’s quite the beer connoisseur so I made this cake using his favorite beer as the idea.
There are actually quite a lot of recipes that use beer in the cake mix, but I was short on time and couldn’t risk the cake tasting awful. I used a pudding cake recipe that was excellent – very moist (box cake that you modify a little to accommodate the pudding your adding to it). But I should’ve baked the cake at least a day or two in advance and froze it, since it was so moist it was falling apart as I was icing it.
I used 13×9 rectangle and 1 square cake pan (I had left overs for cupcakes too). The rectangle was for the bottom part of the bottle and the square I used for the spout part. Then I just shaped the cake accordingly. I covered in store box chocolate icing (already was the perfect shade to match the dark bottle) and made the labels from rice paper.
To make the labels, I soaked a real beer bottle in water over night then peeled off the labels. Then scanned the labels and ordered them on rice paper online. It was really easy and fast – got the labels in 2 days. This cake took me about 2 hours to make – and that’s including the cooking time!
I think I could’ve done better, had I had more time. But it was a small impromptu party that I wanted to make special. Everyone loved the cake and not a piece was left!
3 thoughts on “Cool Homemade Beer Bottle Cake”
Great job as usual! How did you ever think of doing the label on rice paper?
What is the name of the website you used for the rice paper?
It is so hard to choose between the pizza cake and this cake as a favorite. You need to enter a cake baking contest!
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