Here is the birthday cake I made my hubby this year for his birthday!  Very easy to do and a lot easier than making him a “real” cake.  He’s not into sweets like I am so this was perfect for him.



I took 3 cake rounds (12″, 10″ & 8″), one 30-pack of beer and then started to stack!  They are not glued down so it was a great centerpiece for his birthday party with our friends and family.  Everyone took a beer when they needed it.  Last, I took some 1″ ribbon and tape it around the beer can to complete the look. You can always add a birthday candle at the top but I just add some streamers/bow ribbon.

The whole beer birthday cake took about 10 minutes and it was a huge hit!


  1. Posted July 6, 2012 at 2:35 am | Permalink

    Only mine would be made of coca-cola, which My Honey drinks obsessively. He would like this so much more than cake, great idea!

  2. crystal
    Posted September 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    I’m doing this for my boyfriend 30th where did you find the circles under the beer?

    • sweetntreats
      Posted November 17, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

      You can find them at any local craft store that sells cake supplies. The cake rounds are made by Wilton and come in different sizes depending on how many cans you want to use.

      • Kimmi
        Posted January 25, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

        I bought mine in the cake aisle at walmart 4 bucks for 3 and they have al white or some also have designs on them.

  3. Posted October 28, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the inspiration! I made a soda can cake for my father’s in laws birthday based on your design. it was a hit! I linked to you within my tutorial post!!

    • sweetntreats
      Posted November 17, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

      It looks great! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Natalie
    Posted November 17, 2012 at 12:40 am | Permalink

    Where do you find cardboard cake rounds?

    • sweetntreats
      Posted November 17, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

      Any local craft store will have them {Michaels, AC Moore, or even Wal-Mart}. A blogger made her own out of foamboard by drawing the circles and then cutting them out to save some money.

      Would love to see the final beer cake when finished 😉

  5. Marissa
    Posted April 11, 2013 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    If they aren’t glued done, how do you travel with it? I want to bring it as a gift to a party this weekend, but can’t figure out how to transport??

    • Christin
      Posted June 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

      I put mine in a roaster pan as it was so heavy and I too needed to travel with it. I used my cricut to cut the circles and make signs. Mine only had 25 beers as it was based on the pattern in Woman’s World magazine.

  6. Posted October 31, 2014 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    Haha, this is awesome! Great idea for couples that are not into cake on their wedding. 😉

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