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dad's camo cake

(7 ratings)
Recipe by
Kim Biegacki
Youngstown, OH

I made a cake for Father's Day that Dad would love and that was practical too. He is not much of a sweet eater and prefers pie over cake anyday. So, since he is very practical I thought about making a cake he could REALLY use. It is camping time so I chose products I knew he could use up at their camp in Cooks Forest, Pennsylvania. Well, it was a success and he just loved it! He said, "This is the most unique and creative cake I have ever had!". Of course we had a discussion about what layer was the least fattening and low calorie, which is the first layer of course. hehe

(7 ratings)
yield 1 proud father
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For dad's camo cake

  • 1
    case of dad's favorite beer, pabst blue ribbon
  • 1 pkg
    jalapeno flavored slim jim's
  • 6 can
    assorted beans
  • 6 can
    chilis and jalapenos
  • 6 box
    of sparklers
  • 1 lg
    jar of dry roasted peanuts
  • 2 sm
    bungy cords
  • 4
    mini bungy cords
  • 1
    roll of camo wrapping paper

How To Make dad's camo cake

  • 1
    Bottom layer I wrapped every other can of beer and placed them in a circle shape. I used 19 cans of beer. I then placed the bungy cords around them. Then, I put tape on the backs of the slim jims and taped one to every beer can. Middle layer is six cans of Bush beans and I also wrapped every other can and put them on top of bottom layer in a circle. I then took sparkler boxes and taped them on each can. Top layer and center: I put the peanuts in the center of second and top layer. Beans went around peanuts. I wrapped the small cans of chilis and jalapenos on put them on top of the beans. I opened a box of sparklers and taped them to the peanut jar in center so I could lite them like cake candles.
  • 2
    Dad and his Camo Cake
  • 3
    Took Dad and Mom out to eat for BBQ at Old Carolina's. Dad was lovin' his beef brisket and ribs. :-)
  • 4
    Mom enjoying her meal
  • 5
    Made some Frozen Key Lime pie for Father's Day. It is Grandma's recipe and Dad just loves it! Here is the super easy recipe for pie too.