A few weeks ago, I saw this pin on pinterest.
It was about making a three tiered cake out of beer. This is not a cooking thing, you actually used beer cans to create the cake. Now, when I saw this, I immediately thought of my friend Cindy who would be celebrating a milestone birthday this month, so I filed it away on my craft board.
Cindy's birthday is Sunday, and since I work with her, I left the cake on her desk for her to find when she came in to work yesterday. I would have posted yesterday, but I didn't want her to see it before she got to work and saw it in real life.
So here's my interpretation of the beer cake pin.
For those that want to make this, I used 12", 10" and 8" cardboard cake rounds. The first hurdle was finding the cake rounds. Most are sold in multipacks, and since I don't bake, I didn't want to have 9 of each size left over. I found a pack of 3 - 12" ones at Michaels, and just cut 2 of them down to size. The second hurdle was the happy birthday ribbon, which I also found at Michaels.
Pretty much, you just stack the beer cans on the cake round and then tie the ribbon around it. The ribbon sort of keeps it in place, but I also used glue dots to give it some more stability - not on every can, but on several. The very top, I put a flameless candle, after all, you can't have a cake without a candle.
I was pleased with how it came out. She was pleased and Miller Lite is her favorite, and several people at work thought it was a pretty cool idea, of course, I couldn't take full credit since I found the idea on Pinterest.