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Beer Tower Cake

March 4, 2015

Well, I had to do it! I jumped on the bandwagon. I saw a couple of these on Pinterest and I knew that I had to make my husband one of these beer cakes with his favorite beer, 21st Amendment, Brew Free or Die IPA. It’s a local beer to the San Francisco Bay Area. It came out so cute and he loved it! He especially loved that now he has five six packs of his favorite beer!

 

I’ve made diaper cakes before for baby showers, but this is so much fun. I guess a man needs to have his own kind of “fun cake that’s not a cake.”

diaper cake vs beer cake

diaper cake vs beer cake

I used a post by Crafted Niche to help determine how many beers to use, 30.

Here ‘s what you will need.

30 beers, 5 six packs of beer

1 beer bottle of your favorite beer.

3 cake rounds, 8, 10, and 12 inches.

Thermoweb Zots Clear Adhesive Dots, Medium, 3/8-Inch-by-1/64-Inch Thick, 300-Pack

Duct tape to anchor the next level

3 yards ribbon to go around (more for bows)

decorations for ribbon and for top

 

I only found them in packs of 6, so I bought the largest, the Cake Board Circle 12″, Count of 6 and trimmed to make the 8″ and 10.” You could use regular cardboard too and just cut the circles out. I used 2 pencils and a string to make the circles.  You tie the string to each pencil with the 1/2 the length of size circle you need between the 2 pencils. hold one pencil in the center of the circle (or middle of the cardboard you are using) and use the string to draw a circle. Don’t let the string wrap around the center pencil because you will lose length for your circle.

For the 8 inch you use 4 inch of string between pencils,

for the 10 inch you use 5 inches of string between pencils,

for the 12 inch you use 6 inches of string between pencils.

 

Decide where you want to present this cake and make it there. It is very heavy and difficult to move!

8, 10, and 12 inch circles

8, 10, and 12 inch circles

 

Put your beers on the cardboard with 3 in the middle. I used duct tape to anchor the next level so it wouldn’t slide.

 

Duct tape on top of beers to attach to 2nd layer.

Duct tape on top of beers to attach to 2nd layer.

 

2nd level of cardboard on top.

2nd level of cardboard on top.

 

Beer on the second level with duct tape to anchor the 3rd level of cardboard.

Beer on the second level with duct tape to anchor the 3rd level of cardboard.

 

For the top layer, put 6 beers in a circle and I put am extra beer bottle in the middle. It made it easy to prop flowers on top. I liked the way it looked with this on the top. But you can decide what you want to do with the top of yours and see if it works with your design.

 

top level of the beer cake

top level of the beer cake

 

I used Thermoweb Zots Clear Adhesive Dots, Medium, 3/8-Inch-by-1/64-Inch Thick, 300-Pack to attach the ribbon to the beers and to itself. I also used them to attach the fleur-de-lis and the crown. Zots are amazing! They are super sticky and easy to use. There is no wait time to dry like glue. I use them for flag banners, party decorations, and many other craft projects. For decorating for a party, there are also removable Zots for attaching things to the wall that you definitely want to to come off after the party.

 

Attach the ribbon with 2 Zots on the edge of the ribbon to one can.

Attach the ribbon with 2 Zots on the edge of the ribbon to one can.

 

I also attached the ribbon to cans with Thermoweb Zots Clear Adhesive Dots, Medium, 3/8-Inch-by-1/64-Inch Thick, 300-Pack every few cans around the circle.

 

I used Zots to attach them to various cans around the "cake."

I used Zots to attach them to various cans around the “cake.”

 

Attach the ribbon with 2 Zots on the edge of the ribbon to one can.

Attach the ribbon with 2 Zots on the edge of the ribbon to one can.

 

Attach your decorations.

Attach your decorations.

 

Amazing! Anyone who loves beer would be thrilled to get this cake! It was definitely a conversation piece at the party!

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