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!
13 thoughts on “Toy Drum Birthday Cake”
what a cute cake! i know a lot of kids who would love this!
What a fun design! Amazing
It really does look like the toy! Amazing…so creative!
Did you get my email with the white cake? Would love to hear from you.
this is so much fun!
really cute for a boy!
This is such a fun cake!
So creative! You are a great artist!
amazing, as always!
How do you think of these, so amazing.
So creative, I don’t even know!
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