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