Rat-a-Tat-Tat Drum Cake

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Here's a cake that's made for music lovers. It's so simple to assemble, yet so perfect for parties and get-togethers with musical themes.

Rat-a-Tat-Tat Drum Cake


  • 8-inch frosted, undecorated cake
  • 340 g Jelly Belly jelly beans


  1. Begin a few days ahead of your party by ordering a frosted, but undecorated, 8-inch cake from your local grocery store or bakery. Select one with high sides and a flat top. Or, make your own triple decker cake finishing with a flat top. Frost generously with a white buttercream frosting.
  2. Purchase 340 g of Jelly Belly jelly beans to match your party décor. Beginning at the base of the cake, press the jelly beans around the bottom, alternating colours of jelly beans in a continuous pattern. If the jelly beans are not sticking, use dabs of frosting to stick them.
  3. Place Jelly Belly jelly beans around the top edge of the cake. Using a toothpick, draw the crisscross lines on the side. Place six jelly beans on each line. Complete with "drumsticks" made from chopsticks topped with round soft fruit candies.