stevied Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 11:17pm
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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

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Doug Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 1:01am
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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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Bluehue Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 1:22am
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Thats excellant Doug - thumbs_up.gif
THANKYOU from me.

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msnrozier Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 5:40am
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posting in hopes this will be easy to find with my forum posts!

stevied Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 11:05am
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thanks for the pics very helpful also how do you accomplish the look of the beer pouring is that sugar?

cakefairy03 Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 12:24pm
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I always wondered how that was done! Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing! I might have to try this sometime.

sheilabelle Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 2:26pm
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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

TDS549 Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 3:55am
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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.

sheilabelle Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 3:36pm
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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

TDS549 Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 11:40pm

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?

tavyheather Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 4:01am

WOW...I am SO making this for my husband's next birthday...

sheilabelle Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 1:12pm

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

cakesbymark Posted 25 May 2010 , 3:15pm

thanks for the tips

Babs1964 Posted 8 Aug 2010 , 2:59pm

I too will have to give this cake a try! thumbs_up.gif

bubblywhitewine Posted 8 Aug 2010 , 3:11pm

Thanks for sharing how to do this.... I feel like I just learned the secret to a magic tric!! icon_biggrin.gif

mrsmurders Posted 10 Mar 2013 , 9:43pm

dido

Annabakescakes Posted 10 Mar 2013 , 11:38pm
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dido

I just did a double take! That is one letter away from being something else entirely! FYI, it is ditto. ;-) 

mrsmurders Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 12:25am
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes 

I just did a double take! That is one letter away from being something else entirely! FYI, it is ditto. ;-) 

eek oops!

daynaG Posted 29 Oct 2013 , 4:37am

AI want to make this cake and I am still stuck on the dowel part, I'm gonna try doing the "poured" look with caramelized sugar ect. But I got a few questions. I am gonna ice my cake I think the use a tip and pipe the top for foam.

1. How many cAkes do you use?,what size.. 2. How do you do the Handle 3. To make the beer colour on icing do you guys use Walton gel? 4. Do I glue the dowel to the can

I'm very new at cakes and I wanna surprise by dad for his 50th with this cake

Thanks beyond words

daynaG Posted 31 Oct 2013 , 11:16pm

AI noticed some of the "beer stream" is curved or on an angle....and some are pin straight....I would like a curve one and I'm very new to cakes still.... also I am using 3 8" cake pans.... Think it's too big? What's the best way to cut it to 6"??

Thanks

anasienkiewicz Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 7:26pm

How many people does this cake serve?

mariposa2799 Posted 3 Apr 2014 , 12:39am

Thank you, all for the tutorial I will make these,, so very nice ,, thank you for sharing this,, ::)))

crumbcake Posted 26 Apr 2014 , 12:58am

ADoug how did you create the "L" angle?

niagaracakery Posted 1 Aug 2014 , 2:50am

So sorry to resurrect a very old thread, but this is the best tutorial I've seen for a pouring beer cake. I just have a couple questions...if anyone could help me out, I would greatly appreciate it.

 

1) If you add the sugar to the rod first, then screw it the wooden base -- how do you get the cake onto the dowel without messing up your sugar work? The only think I can think of is to cut a slit down the side of the cake just big enough to push the cake through onto the dowel.

 

2) is it absolutely necessary to screw it to the board?

 

Cheers! ;)

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