We had a request to make a drum kit cake for a 30th birthday. We were nervous and excited at the same time. (These Drum cake ideas are also super cool!)
My husband made the cake board but both of us were concerned about what would happen when we turned the cake vertically. We thought about skewers to support it but ended up with a wedge either side sort of creating a valley for the cake to sit in on top of a plastic sleeve. We drilled, nailed and glued everything in place, the board was covered in vinyl contact paper and the stands were painted in acrylic paint.
The 7 cakes were a combination of chocolate mud, white mud and a butter cake. They were airbrushed blue and topped with rice paper to make it look like drum hide. The cymbals were cardboard with a styrofoam ball cut in half and painted gold. We told the customer that these were not edible!
On the day we delivered the cake and installed it we ourselves couldn’t believe the result! The customer had a huge smile on her face and her husband the birthday boy just kept saying “awesome”
The arrangement was a 7″, 2 x 6″ and 2 x 4″ cakes, the 7 & 6 inch cakes were double mixes hence the 7 cakes.
Coolest Pipe Band Drum Cake
My Dad is a drummer in a pipe band so I thought I’d make him a Drum cake for his 60th birthday.
I made 3 cakes (10″ I think) and layered them, putting jam between each one then covering the whole cake in butter cream icing. I then covered it in black fondant and used ivory fondant for the top of the drum. For the bits up the sides (not that technical with drums to know what they’re called!) I covered long pencil shaped sweets with black fondant then added silver balls to the top of each one.
The picture on the cake is the logo of my Dad’s band. I had ordered it to be printed on rice paper online but it didn’t arrive on time. After calling every bakery in the area, I found one who printed it onto an edible icing sheet for me.
I then shaped the drumsticks with darker ivory fondant and placed them onto the cake. My Dad was absolutely delighted with his drum cake as was everyone at his party.
Cool Drum Cake for a Groom
I made this cake for the Groom’s cake at a wedding, following instructions from Coolest Drum Cake 7. Thank you for the great step by step guide. It gave me the confidence to make this cake.
The cake used 3 chocolate box mixes in 2 12″ pans. I used buttercream frosting except for the drum head which is covered with fondant with the ‘Pearl’ logo written in edible ink. The cymbal is a paper plate sprayed in gold and glued on ‘Zildjian’ that was cut out of paper after being printed off the Internet. The cymbal is held on a foil wrapped dowel with foam craft shapes used as the “nuts”. And the dowel is inserted into a hole drilled into the round wood cake board which was covered with Wilton wrapping paper for cakes.
The tension clips are KitKats and sugar sticks sprayed painted with Wilton’s Silver edible spray paint. And the rims are shiny chrome ribbon from the craft store. Look closely and see the drumsticks are engraved with the groom and bride’s names and the other one with the date – that was a cool addition.
The groom is a drummer, of course, and his first words upon seeing the cake was “Wow, I didn’t think it was going to look so real”. With that comment I knew I accomplished my goal. AND the cake tasted good too.
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