04 Apr

Drum Set Cake {Heavy Metal Themed Party}

Heavy Metal Birthday Party

I wanted to share a few pics we took of the awesome DRUM SET birthday cake that my friend ordered for her husband’sHeavy Metal” themed {surprise} 40th birthday party – pretty cool, right?!! This design could actually work well for a variety of themes – from Heavy Metal to Rock Star to any music-based theme. The cake was created by OC-based bakery The Cupcake Store, and they even incorporated fondant drumsticks and made fondant LP records {remember those?!} for the cupcakes!

Heavy Metal Birthday Party

This was a REALLY fun adult party and I wish I had more pics to share… but as a quick recap, Leslie {the hostess/wife of the birthday “boy”} borrowed electric guitars from several friends to use as party decor, and then we strung white lights all around, displayed bottles of Jack Daniel’s & 40‘s alongside the guitars, and covered the walls in heavy metal posters from bands like Metallica, White Snake, and Poison. (The posters were SO inexpensive but very effective decor!). Yes… this party was all about CLASS, as you can tell. *wink*

Leslie even ordered a gazillion Bud Light 40‘s as perfectly coordinating “party favors” and they were were handed out to every single guest right before the birthday toast (which actually turned out to be a pretty sweet/sentimental moment for a heavy-metal themed party)! And of course people were encouraged to dress in theme, which was the best “party decor” of all!

Heavy Metal Birthday Party

P.S. As I mentioned above, this Drum Set design would also look fantastic at any “Rock Star” or music-themed themed party… like the equal-parts-cool-and-adorable one that HWTM contributor Jessica Wilcox threw for her young son’s birthday. Check that party out here!

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Michele @ crazyfordesign SAYS:

What great inspiration for a party theme I might use in the future!

April 4, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Leslie SAYS:

It was SUCH a great cake and looked even more amazing in person! And most importantly – Dave loved it! Thanks for posting!

April 4, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Jessica SAYS:

Amazing cake! I hope it tasted as good as it looked!

April 4, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Rubber bracelets SAYS:

Oh wow, this site is so inspirational! I love this cake – what a cool way to tie the cake back to the theme.

April 4, 2011 at 8:34 pm

FifthroomLiving SAYS:

WOW! That cake is a show stopper! I suppose we all just have to be careful that no one tries to play it!


April 6, 2011 at 7:48 am

Michelle SAYS:

Nice – My boyfriend is a drummer…I’m borrowing this theme for his next birthday! Or, I can use it for his groom’s cake next year! Love it

May 11, 2011 at 7:40 am


I’m loving the drum cake.

May 25, 2011 at 2:20 pm
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