My husband likes beer. There. I said it. Give the dude a beer and his fishing pole any day and he’d be in man hobby heaven. So this year for Father’s Day I thought….why beat around the bush anymore with cutesy handmade gifts or yet another t-shirt (and trust me…I LOOOOVE the cutesy handmade gifts, I truly do…). But let’s get real! Give the man what he wants!! Give him a Father’s Day Beer Cake, pack it with his favorite snacks, and call it a day!! Send him out to the pond with a cooler full of beer from his beer cake, pack it with snacks, and just let him be a MAN! Hahaha….even I’m laughing as I say this, trust me. So today I’m sharing with you how I made my husband this Father’s Day Beer Cake Gift Idea!
The idea is simple. You need about 10 bottles of beer. My grocery store sells craft beers individually, so I just got 2 six packs. One of Yuengling and another of a white assortment. They all need to be pretty similar in size. Next, I grabbed a can of peanuts, a small 15 pick of mini slim jims, and finally, because my husband’s a baseball player, a bag of sunflower seeds.
The other materials you need: fishing line and/or twine, hot glue, box cutters, and a piece of foam board.
I started by laying out my beer cake with the can of peanuts in the center of the board, then put my bottom layer of bottles around it. Once it was laid out, I traced around the bottles.
Next, I took a pen and traced it gently around the edges. It almost looks like a flower once you’re done tracing, but this provides the base to your cake. Trace it and then use box cutters to gently cut out the shape (this step is the least fun, just an FYI, but it’s worth it).
After it’s cut out, it gets super simple. Put your peanut tin in the center and hot glue it in place. Yes! Hot glue it. The glue won’t damage anything and it will hold things together enough that it will withhold being picked up, but it is easy to take apart too! Once your peanut jar is in place, then hot glue your bottle layer of beer bottles around it. Next, add 2-3 beer bottles on top of the peanut jar to create the “second layer”. I hot glued those on top of the peanut jar too.
Next step, wrap the base of the “cake” with fishing line. I wrapped it around about 10 times and tied it off gently. This ties in the whole fishing theme, while giving the cake support.
From there, I took my bag of sunflower seeds, and used a piece of twine to create a sunflower seed bag BOW! Yes! A bow made from food. Finally, I took some slim jims and slipped them all over the cake into the various nooks and crannies. My husband loves slim jims.
And there you have it! A gift your man will totally appreciate. **If you’re still reading this you’re either shaking your head at how tacky I am (LOL!) or you have a man standing over your shoulder telling you how BRILLIANT I am and that’s what he wants for Father’s Day too!!**
For the purposes of this project, I gave my husband his gift a few weeks early and…
Magic happened. You’re welcome. 🙂
P.S. Notice his shirt today….
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