Picture of A Chocolate Drum Cake!
Here is how I made a chocolate drum cake for the wife of a coworker. This actually looks like her real favourite drum.

Step 1: Cake

Picture of Cake
Make chocolate cakes. Big ones! Put them on a cake board and cover them in buttercream icing. Let the buttercream set in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Don't have cake boards? Neither did I. Cut a circle from a pizza box and cover it in tinfoil.
Rikroks4 years ago
My 13 year old daughter is a drummer and I made this cake for her birthday. It was a three layer chocolate/vanilla/chocolate cake. I originally intended to mechanize the drumsticks (to make them lightly tap at the cake), but i struck out at trying to find a motor that would turn slow enough and was reasonably priced.
Drum cake 1.JPGdrum cake 2.JPG
amcnally4 years ago
This is awesome...always looking for good fondant recipes or brands....What brands do you use? Thanks
brandon83 (author)  amcnally4 years ago
I use Dawn's Decorice Fondant. It smells like cotton candy! Great taste too.

I get mine at a local bakery. You have to ask at the counter though.

If you compare the two, you will never use the Wilton stuff again.

brandon83 (author)  brandon834 years ago
I should clarify. The purchased premade WIlton fondant does not taste good. I have not tried the recipe below.
Here's the recipe I use:


To make chocolate Fondant, I imagine you can just add some cocoa powder. That recipe is so rich that a little bitterness wouldn't do any harm.
gabdan4 years ago
I hope there is some truffel
splazem4 years ago
It looks exactly like a drum! Good well done!
ChrysN4 years ago