I can't seem to find a FULL tutorial on how to make a beer mug cake. If you have a tutorial, can you please share with me.
What is it that you need to know? I made one, my very first when I was still new at cakes....
I baked 4- 6" cakes....and ice and stacked them...til the height I wanted...then I took a prirex bowl and and put some batter in there and baked that, I took that out and I just that "Dome" as the top of the beer foam...I placed that over the cakes I had stacked and I iced in the colors I needed, then air brushed on the yellow part...for the handle I did a fondant one, but since I cant work with fondant it was limpy....fondant and I fight...so I dont work in it...
I got a dowel, covered it in fondant and inserted it in the cake and got a beer can...that was the best I could do, but Ive seen others. Hope this helps alittle....IT WAS NOT THE BEST CAKE! BUT I WAS STILL LEARNING...
I did this short explanation of how I did one for my newsletter. It's similar to the way that 2txmedics did hers.
This was two 6" tiers stacked, wrapped in fondant and painted in the colors of the beer, mug and foam. I inserted a sharpened dowel that had isomalt beer on the top into the cake, pushing the dowel through the center board the supports the upper tier. That's enough support to keep a beer can in the dowel without needed any kind of brackets, or anchoring the dowel to the base board.
If you were going to use a bottle or anything else with any kind of weight to it, you would need to anchor the "beer" dowel to the base board, which involves a lot more effort. And power tools, most likely. Stick with a can and you won't have to do that.
The green dowel shows how the one that supports the beer can is placed through the center board. That's going to be enough to hold a can up. I had about 4" of dowel sticking out of the top of the cake, and I used isomalt to make the beer that was pouring into the mug. You can also use modeling chocolate or fondant to make the beer. Make it rippled instead of smooth to give it a more realistic "pouring" appearance.
I made the handle out of isomalt also, but gumpaste could also work for that. Put skewers in the handles so that you can insert it directly into the cake.