I made this Drum Birthday Cake for my son’s 20th birthday. The snare drums are just round cakes cut into smaller circles (I didn’t have a small cake pan), the larger is an 8″ double layer turned on its side. I used black buttercream frosting for the sides and regular white buttercream for the center.
I used black tube icing for the lettering (because its a true black). Don’t laugh – the drum sticks are three shish kabob sticks cut down to size and hot glued together. The snare “stands” are orange juice glasses covered in foil!
This cake was a “hit” (no pun intended) with all our guests, but especially my son, a devout Beatles fan.