Drum Set Cake {Heavy Metal Themed Party}

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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’s “Heavy 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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8 responses to “Drum Set Cake {Heavy Metal Themed Party}”

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

  2. Leslie says:

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

  3. Jessica says:

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

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

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


  6. 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

  7. Mae says:

    I’m loving the drum cake.

  8. darlene says:

    what did they use to hold up the 2 little drums??? any ideas on this…please email me at kiddiecakes@yahoo.com thank you for any input you can give me making this cake this weekend need some inspiration