Dad's Camo Cake

Kimberly Biegacki


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 votes

1 proud father
1 Hr 15 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1
    case of dad's favorite beer, pabst blue ribbon
  • 1 pkg
    jalapeno flavored slim jim's
  • 6 can(s)
    assorted beans
  • 6 can(s)
    chilis and jalapenos
  • 6 box
    of sparklers
  • 1 large
    jar of dry roasted peanuts
  • 2 small
    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.
    Grandma D's Frozen Key Lime Pie

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