This was a fun cake that I did for a neighbors son as he graduated from High School.
This is all buttercream - no fondant. While fondant might have made it easier to create the details - I kinda enjoyed that I wasn't rolling and cutting.......especially rolling fondant for such a BIG cake! This was 3 layers of 12" cake!!
The drum sticks ARE made from fondant though.
In the end I think that it all turned out really really nice! Many folks thought the drum sticks were real.......yea!!