My son, Sam, loves music and wanted a drum cake for his 4th birthday. He also wanted an orchestra on top! Since it was his 4th birthday, I told him I’d make an instrument for each year of his life.
The cakes are homemade butter layer cakes covered in buttercream and then in rolled fondant. I used more fondant to create the rims and the details are molded fondant and spaghetti painted black. Edible gold dust was painted on for realistic detail.
The tops of the drums are painted with clear luster dust. The instruments are molded, painted gumpaste. The drumsticks are also gumpaste, marbled brown and molded and the Happy Birthday sign is rolled fondant written on with edible marker.