Monday, 18 June 2012

i think i'll have myself a beer

I am a huge fan of Reel Big Fish, a ska punk group based in California. They were in town last night for the first leg of their North American Summer of Ska 2012 tour, and of course I was there, front and center, amidst a sea of people half my age. 

One of their biggest hits is a fun song called 'Beer'.  And in honour of my love for all things ska and happy music, I'm posting this cake I made for Dave, a lover of beer (specifically a Labatt 50) for his 40th birthday.

Everything you see is edible (well, except for the cake board!). The cake is made of vanilla cake with Swiss meringue buttercream.

The Labatt bottle is made of rice crispie treats covered in marshmallow fondant.

I tried to replicate every detail on all sides of the box, handpainted with edible markers and paint.

It's a Monday. Have a's on me! :-)

Stay sweet!



  1. Bebsy, this is truly amazing ! My brother would have loved this for his 50th b/d as he was a 50 Labatts Ale drinker.

  2. WOW! What an amazing cake. Too pretty to eat. Fantastic job. hard to believe the bottle is made of rice krispie treats as it is so smooth. You did a fantasitic job covering it.

    1. Thank you, Carol! I had 2 layers of fondant (thicker for the outer layer) after I smoothed the rice krispie treats with buttercream.

  3. Love this! You did an amazing job! It turned out so well...almost thought it was the real thing! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


  4. Why thank you vmuch!


  5. Seriously?!?! Your cakes are amazing!! My beer snob hubby would love this!

    Thanks for sharing on the All Star Block Party!

  6. I had to sit here and really look.. and compare the real thing with your cake ... Your cake is so stinkin AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh MY GOSH!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!! You are one talented lady... boy oh boy I wish I had your mad skills.... fantastic!!!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY... =)


  7. Wow! The detail on your cake is MUCH better than any I've seen on those TV shows! You are very talented! Great job!

  8. Holy schmoley! Your cake is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

  9. I featured your cake today at my linky party! I love it!! My husband is a craft brewer and he would love this!!!! Stop by and link something up again!


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