What better way to celebrate a 40-year old home-brewer, than with a beer mug shaped birthday cake??? It may not be the prettiest, but it was a lot of fun to make.
Ingredients used for a "I need a quick beer mug cake NOW!!!":
3 boxes of cake mix
4 tubs of vanilla frosting
yellow food coloring
Card stock (for handle)
Baking: Divide the batter into round cake pans. I only had two cake pans, so I made one box at a time. Three boxes with get you 6 round cakes. After they have cooled, stack them!!
Frosting: Dump the pre-made frosting into a large bowl and add yellow food coloring as needed. I recommend buying 5 tubs if you want to frost in between each layer. I didn't because of the following variables : cranky-kids + family arriving in 45 minutes = it's good enough! Then, smear the frosting on the side until you are happy with it. Add the whipped cream before you serve it!
Candles: Get the tall candles. I got the regular candles that you find in any store and they were to short. So, we didn't have candles, but we sure had a laugh!!
Handle: I eye-balled the handle (it's a little out of proportion!) I cut the letter C and taped toothpicks to the ends. You can kinda see it in the first picture. I stuck it into the cake after I add the whipped cream.
Result: One happy 40 year old home-brewer!!