Last week my alma mater played in the Fiesta Bowl.  Although the game turned out better for fellow photoblogger Tux over at Through My Lens 365 — since she lives in Oregon and all — I do have some fun pictures to share.  And they really don’t have anything to do with the Fiesta Bowl.

My college roommate rented out a room at a local bar where more than 50 K-State fans gathered to watch the game.  She did a phenomenal job of decorating the space with white twinkle lights, white paper lanterns, and plenty of Royal purple.  We’d already had dinner and I am not a beer drinker, so I only gave a passing glance to the white cooler with fresh ice and several bottles of Boulevard beer sitting on the food table.  At halftime there was a lot of commotion around the cooler, and it was only then that I realized the white “Styrofoam” cooler was a cake being cut to share!

Every single aspect of the cake — from the white “Styrofoam” cooler to the ice cubes to the beer bottles — was edible.  Both the Red Velvet and the Champagne cake were divine.  (I decided to start my 2013 diet after the Fiesta Bowl so I could try a piece of each.)  The beer bottles looked so real that people took bites of the “glass” and “labels” to prove it was made out of sugar.  It was a bit like being in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, minus the Oompa Loompas.

One of my daughters sized the cake up best by saying, “Man, I don’t think Cake Boss could even do something this cool!”  If you are in Kansas City and need a special occasion cake, be sure to check out The Bridal Kitchen.

And so here are three photos of the beer bottle.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below?  Have you ever seen such a realistic, edible beer bottle before?  

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Beer Bottle Photo #1.  With remnants of frosting around the base, the sugar beer bottle sits on the right next to a real beer bottle on the left.

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Beer Bottle Photo #2.  A close-up of the beer bottle label.  This, too, was completely edible.

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Beer Bottle Photo #3.  Another side-by-side shot of the bottles with the real one on the left and the sugar one on the right.

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Join the conversation! 11 Comments

  1. I usually don’t like beer… but if you make it edible and sugary, why not! how was it?

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  2. That’s unreal! I think your daughter is right about Cake Boss not being able to top that.

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  3. I liked the second one best! Great angle 😀

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  4. How cool and well done. I like no 2 the best. 🙂

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