I'm not talking your husband or Father here, I mean your "man friends".
You know those guys you know enough to be friends with but don't know enough to know what their perfect gift choice would be.
Still following ?
This past weekend the Mr. and I were invited to a 30th birthday bash for two of our "man friends".
A night away, camping, wine, comfy clothes, junk food and friends.
Except what the beep do you buy two 30 year old "man friends" ?
Beer. Beer. Beer.
That puts a smile on any man's face right ?
Problem is, handing a case of beer over as a gift is kind of plain these days.
So naturally, I went on Pinterest.
Thank you to whoever created this magical site; however, you should seriously think about offering house cleaning services to all users since your site seems to take up most of our time, resulting in no time to worry about our that part of our lives.
I found 2 pictures of beer cakes on Pinterest but they weren't linked to any site, which meant I was on my own to figure out how to make sure the beer stayed put as a cake.
Oh, did I mention we were travelling 3 and a half hours to the party ?
Beer tower in a moving truck...this may be a challenge.
So after some brain storming, this was what I came up with...
I've linked up too : http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.ca/
Foam Board (found at our local dollar store for a buck)
Hot glue and glue gun
Small piece of cardboard for "Enjoy" tag on cakes
Birthday boy's favorite beer
What I did :
3 tier cake
Bottom layer - 10 beer cans
Middle layer - 7 beer cans
Top layer - 1 beer
1) Trace beer tiers on foam board and cut.
2) Hot glue beer cans to foam board in layers
3) Hot glue (small dots we don't want to melt the can here) ribbon around each tier
4) Hot glue picture to the top can of the cake
DONE ! Simple and guaranteed your "man friends" will love their prezzie.
I just like saying "man friends".
Man friends. Man friends. Man friends.
The hot glue makes the cakes very sturdy and easy to transport if the party isn't at your place !
Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial - happy beer cake making - Thanks for stopping in today !