I made this Gumball Machine and Ice Cream Cone Cake for my sister in law's 35th birthday! She was complaining about getting old and so I wanted to make her something fun (though 35 is so NOT old!!!).
The bottom round is 9 inch chocolate fudge with chocolate filling covered in fondant. Cones are all icing. Gumball machine is all cake (French vanilla) with the exception of the glass top and fondant accents. Suckers were added for fun and color. I made ice cream cone cake pops to go with it as well.
I was asked to make several sweets for a birthday/grad party that happened to have a "Willy Wonka" theme. I suggested this Gumball Machine Birthday Cake, because I had been dying to try making it. I got the green light,went for it,and this is the end result. She LOVED it!!