Beer Cans As Tiers Help Please!

Decorating By Sthornton34 Updated 23 Apr 2015 , 3:47pm by -K8memphis

Sthornton34 Posted 23 Apr 2015 , 2:00pm
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Any suggestions on using beer cans as tiers for wedding cake. I'm not sure if I should use supporting dowels under cans or use a tier to go through an empty can. Or ice a supporting board on top of cake to hold cans up to support top tier.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated :)

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-K8memphis Posted 23 Apr 2015 , 2:30pm
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use them as pillars -- you can get different sizes too -- you still have to use boards and dowel -- cans are visible and sit between boards as pillars -- for a top tier you could glue one can to the boards and just set the top tier up there -- you could carve out a small recess in the those boards to set the can into for security --think i'd go with a 4-5" top tier for that balancing act -- 

i don't know how 4 of them would look under an 8" cake -- not getting up right now to check ;) but 4 should look good under a 10" for sure and at least 3 under and 8" cake should work -- i means as good as beer cans are gonna look in a wedding cake -- beer bottles are thinner and would also stack for a really different effect

something like that

-K8memphis Posted 23 Apr 2015 , 2:35pm
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we have some 10 ounce cans here in memphis, a micro brew by wiseacre so there should be something like that in your area so you could line them up under the smaller tiers better than the bigger cans 

Sthornton34 Posted 23 Apr 2015 , 3:23pm
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I get what you are saying.Ithought the same thing,but I do.not.want the boards visible. Can I ice over the boards and cover with fondant,or would that be odd

-K8memphis Posted 23 Apr 2015 , 3:30pm
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sure you can do anything you want as far as covering them why not -- using beer coasters would be cool too, buttercream, fondant, beer foam, in fact beer foam would be cool tumbling down the sides of some of the cans too, some pretzels, peanut shells and you gotta party! ha!

but sure just slather it with buttercream or whatever -- make sure the cans make solid contact with the surface though

Sthornton34 Posted 23 Apr 2015 , 3:35pm
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heres a picture of what I'm trying to do 

Sthornton34 Posted 23 Apr 2015 , 3:35pm
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Sthornton34 Posted 23 Apr 2015 , 3:36pm
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12inch bottom and an images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSa61__aFHHyM6Tk5IlEB8RgFQu_mcnkZisI_fdX1H4KGjG25fv

-K8memphis Posted 23 Apr 2015 , 3:38pm
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that's what i mean about using smaller cans so the cans all fit underneath the smaller tiers -- those boards are quite large imo

Sthornton34 Posted 23 Apr 2015 , 3:40pm
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On top.of.the 12 inch I can hide the supporting.board under the fondant.  Do you would.look funny 

-K8memphis Posted 23 Apr 2015 , 3:41pm
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yes you need a board under the cans and dowel under that to hold up the tiers -- although the boards under the cans can be decorated/disguised as much as you want

Sthornton34 Posted 23 Apr 2015 , 3:42pm
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Thank you so much for your help!!

-K8memphis Posted 23 Apr 2015 , 3:42pm
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no it won't look funny just sandwich the board in between enough icing so there's icing for each serving underneath after it's all removed

-K8memphis Posted 23 Apr 2015 , 3:47pm
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you could also put a big fat pillar/dowel right through the can into the cake beneath where the can just rests on the top of the cake and the dowel holds it all up if you want -- for this small of tiers  that wouldn't be a problem -- so the can would just be threaded onto the dowel --

best to you -- cool cool cake -- would love to see a picture when you're done

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