I made this cake for our super nerdy friend’s 30th birthday party. We used dyed butter cream on a two layer, 8″ round cake. The suspenders, bow tie, and the buttons are fondant. I had a Wilton button shape that I used to form the tiny buttons in pre packaged black fondant. We dyed the other fondant yellow. It was the Wilton fondant and we couldn’t get the bow to stay together well because it was so dried out. Same with the shirt collar, which was just a strip folded in. We ended up using a toothpick cleverly hidden to keep it all together! The suspenders were just 1″ strips.
He loved the cake! It was totally him, our nerdy college professor!