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pouring beer mug cake

post #1 of 23
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does anyone have the steps to making a pouring beer mug cake i saw some pictures and would like to make it for a 40th birthday
post #2 of 23
start with a wood base.

and a wood dowel

and a "L" angle bracket of sufficient size to hold the can at the top.

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attach dowel to base

put cake on base over dowel

add bracket at top to hold can and bend to a pleasing pouring angle.

add can.

fancy it all up --
> deco the cake
> hide the dowel under icing or poured sugar (looks very real)
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post #3 of 23
Thats excellant Doug - thumbs_up.gif
THANKYOU from me.

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post #4 of 23
posting in hopes this will be easy to find with my forum posts!
post #5 of 23
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thanks for the pics very helpful also how do you accomplish the look of the beer pouring is that sugar?
post #6 of 23
I always wondered how that was done! Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing! I might have to try this sometime.
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post #7 of 23
When I did this cake (in my photos), I stacked and doweled my cakes with with a dowel down the center (I left this dowel taller than the cakes). I used 4 - 6" cakes. Wrapped in fondant. My husband sacrificed himself and drank the beer. I covered the dowel extending above the cake in fondant and then used a fondant tool the carv in marks that looked like pouring beer. I then put hot glue on the end of the dowl and inserted it into the can opening. It looks like the beer is pouring from the can. HTH
post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by sheilabelle

When I did this cake (in my photos), I stacked and doweled my cakes with with a dowel down the center (I left this dowel taller than the cakes). I used 4 - 6" cakes. Wrapped in fondant. My husband sacrificed himself and drank the beer. I covered the dowel extending above the cake in fondant and then used a fondant tool the carv in marks that looked like pouring beer. I then put hot glue on the end of the dowl and inserted it into the can opening. It looks like the beer is pouring from the can. HTH



Sheila, did you assemble and cover your cake in fondant before you pushed the dowel through? Did you make a cut in the top of the fondant prior to pushing the dowel in? Did the cake have any additional inner support?

Doug when you "put cake on base over dowel", did you assemble the cake, possibly cover with fondant prior to sliding it down the dowel? I can't imagine trying to line up each layer on the dowel.

I love the look of this cake and am just trying to visualize how it is put together. It would be perfect for hubby's 40th. Thanks, Christy.
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post #9 of 23
When I did mine I measured how much of the dowel would be above the cake and covered that portion in fondant, placed in the dowel, wrapped the sides of the cake in a sheet of fondant, and used a tip 12 to make BC froth on top and over the sides. This was one of my first cakes and looking back probably not the best for support but it traveled 40 miles to destination without any problems. HTH
post #10 of 23
Thanks for the response. If I attempt this cake I will only need to move it from the kitchen to the table. icon_smile.gif I might still put in straws, just to be safe. LOL. Any special tips for applying fondant around the cake?
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post #11 of 23
WOW...I am SO making this for my husband's next birthday...
post #12 of 23
When I rolled the fondant to go around the cake, I rolled it kind of on the thick side. It might be a good idea to cover the cake in ganache. This will make it a little more sturdy. Also it might be good to have an extra set of hands. I didn't, but it would have been nice. If you can't get extra hands, maybe use some tall canned goods to place around the cake to help support the fondant against the cake while you get the fondant adhered. If this doesn't make sense just let me know. Sheila
post #13 of 23
thanks for the tips
post #14 of 23
I too will have to give this cake a try! thumbs_up.gif
post #15 of 23
Thanks for sharing how to do this.... I feel like I just learned the secret to a magic tric!! icon_biggrin.gif
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