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So I had a lot of fun making the PBR cake.

I ended up baking a couple sheet cakes and just sculpting the can instead of buying a handful of small cake pans that I would never use again. it was a lot of work and there were a lot of scraps but i made extra frosting so the scraps were happily eaten by my family and some co-workers. 😉

I didn’t end up getting and good pictures of the cake since I was in such a hurry to finish and the lighting at the bar was terrible but I did get one good photo of the birthday boy, Neil, demonstrating how he’d drink it if it were actually full of PBR. 🙂

Neil showing off the cake

Neil showing off the cake

Sadly the frosting ended up getting a bit melty and the cake acquired a few smudges due to everybody passing it around and gawking at it. By the time Neil got the cake home it had sank quite a bit as well and you could see the straws I used for supports starting to peek through the top. Oh well. it was fun to make and people seemed pretty impressed and amused so I’d do it again!

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I have a facebook fan page! yay!!

Click here to join and see pictures, have discussions with other fans, and post pictures of your creations inspired by or made from my recipes!!

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So this weekend I have one PBR can cake to make for my boyfriends birthday and two berry lemon  cheesecakes to make for easter brunch and the grandparents’.

…and it’s already friday

…and I work until 9pm.

YUCK!

So the game plan is to bake and assemble the cake, dirty frost it, then give it a quick freeze to seal the crumb coat and drive that baby over to Rockabilly Mikes house where he will help me finish up and then, thankfully, store the cake until Saturday night. Saturday morning and evening will be filled with cheesecakes and putting any finishing touches on the PBR cake.

I’m going to be exhausted!

Hopefully I can get some good photos out of it all though as it should be pretty entertaining. Speaking of photos, I have some really great ones of my St. Patricks day cupcakes, however my boyfriend was the last person to use my camera before I took the cupcake photos and he had set it to shoot in raw and I didn’t notice which means I can’t get the photos off the camera and have to wait for him to do it.  sad! so hopefully soon. until then, here’s a blurry, poorly lit one from my cell phone. hah

The cupcakes on top are my Irish car bomb cupcakes. Chocolate stout cake with Irish cream frosting.  This batch is frosted with Bailey’s cream cheese frosting, but I’ve also done (and the original recipe calls for) Bailey’s buttercream.

The cupcakes on the bottom are a vanilla cake that I dyed green and are topped with a lemon buttercream that was deliciously tart and refreshing. I’ll post the recipes for those when I get the photos.

I also plan on posting my berry lemon cheesecake recipe since I know it will be really easy but will end up looking and tasting completely decadent!

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I have all my ingredients for saturday.

on the menu will be:

chocolate cupcakes with choice of chocolate or vanilla frosting
vanilla cupcakes with choice of vanilla or chocolate frosting
carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
key lime cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

and to top it all off, a small, simple white layer cake with homemade lemon curd.

now I just need to go buy supplies to make the stand.

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tomorrow Stephanie and I have a day of culinary adventures planned. so far on the menu are pie on a stick, matcha cupcakes, malted cupcakes and gnome and mushroom goodie gardens…no clue what we’ll actually end up making but I’m sure it will be pretty awesome so stay tuned for the results!

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