So I decided on a keg, albeit a short fat keg. :)
It's chocolate stout cake with an ale buttercream. Everyone loved it. I highly recommend chocolate stout cake for beer lovers - it's rich & delicious & definitely tastes like beer!
I decided to make poured sugar ice and beer bottles for the top. I saw Target had a cute ice cube tray for beer bottles in their dollar bin so I used that. Looks damn cool I think. And all done with buttercream, except the medallion was made from fondant.
The birthday girl!
I love how it turned out. I used edible glitter on the medallion and numbers.
Detail of ice and bottles
I wanted better lighting so I tried an inside shot
Here's to another 40+...