Lincoln Nebraska Birthday Cakes | S’more Cake | Zach’s Birthday Cake
I surprised Zach, my son, with a special birthday cake from S’more Cake, a Lincoln Nebraska Birthday Cakes Bakery. So I created this fun cake for him. Today is his birthday, Tom and I had a lot of fun solving the logistics for this cake. He has a taste for the beers from Germany, so this was an important central theme for this cake.
I started with a moist yellow cake, a recipe that has always been a taste pleaser with my family. Each of the three layers were moistened with berry syrup to add extra flavor and richness. Then between each layer was filled with a coconut pecan and milk chocolate frosting. I crumb coated the cake with the coconut pecan/milk chocolate frosting, added a layer of parchment paper cut to fit the top of the layers. Then I placed a cake pan, up right as the tub for the ice and beer bottles. The cake and pan were then coated with a rich fudge and peanut butter frosting to hold the fondant in place.
I cut brown marbled fondant in 2 inch by 7 1/2 inch strips, leaving a small opening between each strip to resemble the slates of a wooden bucket. The two added black horizontal strips finished the look of this wooden bucket. I added a finished edge at the top with the black fondant to complete the look of this bucket. Two bottles of the German beer and ice cubes added to the realistic look of this cake/beer bucket.
The look of surprise and pleasure on Zach’s face made all the effort worth it. Happy Birthday to a wonderful son!