I love when people get creative with their birthday parties! This party theme was “Preschool of Rock”; how cute! All the desserts were made to match the party invitation. The birthday boy loves music and loves to drum, so the cake was made to look like one. I’ve done a toy drum cake before, but this one was completely different! This design was super simple, so I used color and texture to add interest.
I made the drumsticks a few days before so they would have time to dry and keep their shape. I used some stencils to emboss stars on the stars and a herringbone pattern on the number one.
The cake pops were red velvet cake to match the color scheme. I dipped the pops in blue candy melts and then allowed them to dry before piping the musical notes on. I used paper straws instead of the usual lollipop sticks to keep these even more fun. I’ve done a similar cake pop before, but I always like to change it up.
I was asked to make guitar cookies, but I wanted to make a completely different design than I’ve done before so I designed myself an electric guitar cookie cutter (you can purchase it here) and made these! I really love this color scheme, it’s perfect for a first birthday party.
Aaron had a fun musical themed birthday party. His cake was made to look like a keyboard. It’s definitely not to scale, but it’s so cute for a 4 year old! All the buttons and keys were made out of fondant.
These black and white piano cookies were made to match the cake and the musical theme. I love the way they turned out!
These number 4 sugar cookies were super cute as well! Not being musical at all, I’m not sure that the musical notes are perfectly to code but they look good to me!
Here are the musical guitar cookies that were made to match the musical color scheme.
These cake pops turned out better than expected! After dipping them in candy melts I piped black royal icing around each pop and then piped some cute musical notes all around.
These mini cupcakes were topped with fondant cupcake toppers. They really tied the theme together. All these treats were really fun to make, but my favorite is always the cake. Here it is one more time…
Happy 4th Birthday Aaron!
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!