Monday, June 10, 2013

Beer Cake

What do you buy a 35-year old man who buys himself everything he wants? Who knows! I decided to combine my craftiness with his love of beer and created a beer cake. This was the most simple project and as usual I took the easy way out. I saw the idea on Pinterest and instead of reading how people actually created it, I just took one look at the picture and was on my way.
I purchased cardboard cake rounds from Walmart, a 12-pack of Coors Light and a 4-pack of tall Blue Moon beers. Then a slim Jim (who doesn't love a slim Jim). Add a bag of jerkey and a bag of chips and you are ready.
I duck* taped the 12-pack to the bottom of the cardboard, added a giant rubber band to hold them together. Then added the Blue Moon on top using the same method. I placed the slim Jim in the middle, snacks on the sides added a few stickers and ribbons and viola. Done!

Is it Duct or Duck? We don’t want you to be confused, so we will explain. The first name for Duct Tape was DUCK. During World War II the U.S. Military needed a waterproof tape to keep the moisture out of ammunition cases. So, they enlisted the Johnson and Johnson Permacel Division to manufacture the tape. Because it was waterproof, everyone referred to it as “duck” tape (like water off a duck’s back). Military personnel discovered that the tape was good for lots more than keeping out water. They used it for Jeep repair, fixing stuff on their guns, strapping equipment to their clothing... the list is endless.
After the War, the housing industry was booming and someone discovered that the tape was great for joining the heating and air conditioning duct work. So, the color was changed from army green to the silvery color we are familiar with today and people started to refer to it as “duct tape*.” Therefore, either name is appropriate.

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