To celebrate Maxwell’s first birthday, his parents wanted to present him with an awesome cake at his party. His favorite toy is actually a musical, light up set of bongos. So his parents thought it would be cool if I replicated them out of cake!
The bongos were really fun to make! The toy actually leans like that, so instead of stacking the cakes straight, I stacked each layer slightly off center to get the right look. One drum is slightly larger than the other so I baked one cake 6 inch round and the other in a 5 inch round.
I had this great idea for the bottom tier to look like sheet music, but I wasn’t sure if it would work. I used my clay extruder to create the black fondant ropes and attached them playfully around the cake using clear piping gel. Then I attached black fondant lettering to the ropes using black royal icing. To add a little sparkle, I dusted the letters in glittery luster dust.
Here is the back of the cake, I really like how the musical notes look around the bottom tier! Happy 1st Birthday Maxwell!