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.