I made this Red Guitar Cake for my son Steve's 2nd birthday. He loves to play his guitar so thought I could bake a guitar cake for his birthday! I searched the website for ideas and came across your website. It did help me to get ideas for decorating the cake.
I baked a simple white cake and cut it into shape with the cut out of a guitar (took a print out of a desired size), frosted it with butter cream frosting so that the marshmallow fondant would stick on the cake. I made the fondant using marshmallow, it came out pretty good. Used red and brown coloring to get the desired color for the guitar's body. I rolled out white fondant on top of the red body and cut it into shape. I used water to stick white fondant on the red body. I used a hint of brown coloring for the fret board and darkened it a bit for the neck.. used black fondant for the keys, frets, tuning keys and strap pegs.
Everything on the cake is edible,bused red twizzlers for the guitar strings and the rest (fret board, neck, keys) is made out of fondant. Used tooth picks to hold the keys and strap pegs onto the cake, the only thing that was inedible!!
The final out come was good, I just brushed some shortening on the finished guitar cake to give that glossy look. I hope some of these tips help you. Thanks for checking out the cake. Steve was happy to see his guitar cake and everybody loved it too.
My dad has been playing a red strat since the mid 80's and I wanted to make an extra special Red Fender Strat Guitar Cake for his birthday. The body of the guitar is chocolate cake carved to the right shape. The neck and head of the guitar were made with cereal treat. It's easier to shape and less likely to break when it is cut into thin and/or narrow pieces.
It is covered in marshmallow fondant all over. I brushed pearl dust on the body of the guitar and the pick guard to give it the realistic paint effect. The knobs, strap locks, cord plug, switch, and tuners are all fondant either left white or painted with silver edible paint. If I did this again I would use gum paste or modeling chocolate, but I did not have any at the time.
The screws on the pick guard are silver dranges (beads). The Fender logo was written on with a food coloring marker. The only thing not edible were the frets and strings which were made of wire (I just could not figure out what to use that was straight enough to look realistic).
Everyone loved the cake, but this cake took me almost 12 hours to make (baking time and all). It would not take as long if I did it again because this was definitely a learning process.
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