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.