One of my close girlfriends wanted to surprise her boyfriend with a cake for his birthday. Since he loves music, we thought a DJ turntable would be appropriate. With a lot of cakes, I either just deliver it or it gets picked up so sadly, I have to just envision the person's reaction. I was super excited about this one since I was at the party and got to see his expression when he got surprised with the cake!
I first covered 3 rectangular shaped cakes with white fondant.
Used edible spray-paint to make it silver.
Started adding the details.
More details and birthday message. I made the "Happy Birthday Eric" in white so that it popped on the cake against the silver and black.
Also, I cut a cake board so that it would fit in the bottom of a catering tray and placed the cake in there once I was done. I made up a lie saying that the catering tray was for something else and the birthday boy never suspected a thing.
We gave the tray to the restaurant so that they could bring out the cake after dinner and he said it was the most awesome birthday cake ever!