The request was for a Pabst Blue Ribbon cake. (And last minute I might add.) Not much time to think about ideas. What should I do?
A beer can cake? No, just not feeling it.
How about trying a frozen buttercream transfer (FBCT for short)? I think so.
The concept is pretty simple. Pipe the buttercream in a reverse image on wax paper. Freeze. Frost cake as usual. Place FBCT on top of cake and peel off wax paper. Voila!
I added a red stripe on the top of the cake before placing the FBCT. I cracked the B because the cake was not perfectly smooth I guess. But after the FBCT thawed I was able to smooth it over and you couldn't even tell! I think it came out pretty sharp...
I think a found a new favorite technique! Next time I'll try to take more pictures.