A quick cake with a twist! I really wanted to make a cake with a moving part, so I decided that my hubby’s b’day cake would be the one. That way if anything went wrong, it wouldn’t be such a disaster.
So I give you a beer mug with a rotating pretzel on top! I bought a hobby motor and gear kit online and gave it to my 13 year old son to put together for me. Thankfully he put it together with no problems.
Woo hoo!!!!! No problems
The motor and gears sit inside the top cake in the stack (there are 3 in total). A small hole through all the cakes allows the wires from the motor to pass through to the bottom. Luckily I remembered to put a hole in the cake board before I started. The battery pack is taped to the bottom of the board out of site.
The pretzel and mug handle are made with gum paste. The cake itself is a sweet potato, caramel mud cake with vanilla buttercream. The vanilla buttercream was also used to pipe the froth on top of the beer. Small dots of piping gel represent the condensation dripping down the cold beer mug.
The cake was served with homemade butterscotch sauce.