Functional Beer Keg Cake
I have been looking forward to making this cake so I could try out a new wood technique.
This cake is a functional beer keg cake, yes, you lift the tap and the beer flows!!! The cake is a caramel mud cake with chocolate stout buttercream frosting.
I made the cracked wood effect using a 2:1 ratio of fondant to modelling chocolate and wafer paper.
After I completed the wood effect I cut the fondant into “planks” and popped on the ganached cake. A quick spray with the airbrush using some dark brown and I was happy.
The cake board and back were covered in fondant and I then used a cobblestone impression mat to create some texture. This also got a light airbrush to bring out the shadows.
Hi – amazing cake 🙂 what did you make the support stand from … is it timber or something similar. How is the cake supported?
Thanks Ann, it was lots of fun! The support stand is wood covered in fondant. The bottom half of the keg is made from a dummy, with the top half cake. There is a video of the beer flowing on my Instagram account