I saw the idea for a soda can cake on Pinterest and thought it would be a great idea for Jared’s birthday. I wanted to make the cake using his favorite soda, Coca-Cola.

How to make a Soda Can Cake with a 12-pack of soda. I love how fast and easy it was to make this soda cake - it ended up being the perfect size. The beauty of this "Soda" cake is that you can use any canned drink it doesn't have to be soda. It's a great gift idea when you don't know what to get.

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So, I tried to find a tutorial on Pinterest, and I found a few.  The idea was great but to make the cakes you needed 30+ cans of soda. Since I wanted to be able to make the cake with only a 12 – pack I decided to figure it out on my own.

How to make a Soda Can Cake with a 12-pack of soda. I love how fast and easy it was to make this soda cake - it ended up being the perfect size. The beauty of this "Soda" cake is that you can use any canned drink it doesn't have to be soda. It's a great gift idea when you don't know what to get.

To make the first layer of “cake” use 8 cans of soda and arrange them in a circle. It ends up being one can in the middle with 7 cans surrounding it.

How to make a Soda Can Cake with a 12-pack of soda. I love how fast and easy it was to make this soda cake - it ended up being the perfect size. The beauty of this "Soda" cake is that you can use any canned drink it doesn't have to be soda. It's a great gift idea when you don't know what to get.

The next layer is 3 cans placed on top of the first 8 cans in a circular shape.

How to make a Soda Can Cake with a 12-pack of soda. I love how fast and easy it was to make this soda cake - it ended up being the perfect size. The beauty of this "Soda" cake is that you can use any canned drink it doesn't have to be soda. It's a great gift idea when you don't know what to get.

The top layer is a single can. I tried to get all the cans facing out so you can see the name of the soda, instead of the back of the can.

How to make a Soda Can Cake with a 12-pack of soda. I love how fast and easy it was to make this soda cake - it ended up being the perfect size. The beauty of this "Soda" cake is that you can use any canned drink it doesn't have to be soda. It's a great gift idea when you don't know what to get.

 

After assembling the cake I decided to wrap each layer with a 3-inch wide burlap ribbon. To attach the ribbon to the cans I used scotch tape. Now the soda can cake is done or you can add a little something more if you want.

How to make a Soda Can Cake with a 12-pack of soda. I love how fast and easy it was to make this soda cake - it ended up being the perfect size. The beauty of this "Soda" cake is that you can use any canned drink it doesn't have to be soda. It's a great gift idea when you don't know what to get.

For Jared’s birthday, I added a few scratch and win lottery tickets. I taped the tickets to wooden skewers and then taped the skewers to the soda cans.

 

I love how fast and easy it was to make this soda cake – it ended up being the perfect size. The beauty of this “Soda” cake is that you can use any canned drink it doesn’t have to be soda.