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Coolest Guitar Birthday Cake Design 199

by Liz P.
(Summerton, SC)

Homemade Guitar Birthday Cake Design

Homemade Guitar Birthday Cake Design

This was my first Guitar Birthday Cake Design - I used a guitar hero game guitar as a template to cut the correct shape from a basic butter almond flavored cake, crumb coated it twice with buttercream then covered it in black fondant and added fondant and gumpaste details. To get the gold details on the guitar, I colored my fondant a golden yellow, cut out each piece then painted them with gold luster dust. I attached the tuning keys with a toothpick and positioned them in such a way that they actually turned.

I "borrowed" my daughter's guitar pics to sprinkle around the cake board for a little extra added touch. The cake is a replica of the birthday boy's guitar with his band name on it. The only thing I had trouble with was strings...I didn't want to use icing because I wanted them to be super straight so they would look more authentic and I didn't want to use anything non-edible (I've seen people use dental floss)...so I chose to leave them off.

It still looked okay and the birthday boy and all his friends LOVED it!

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Coolest Guitar Birthday Cake Design 200

by Rachel
(Brisbane, Australia)

Homemade Guitar Birthday Cake Design

Homemade Guitar Birthday Cake Design

Homemade Guitar Birthday Cake Design
Homemade Guitar Birthday Cake Design

This is the Homemade Guitar Birthday Cake Design I made for my brother-in-law's 30th birthday. He plays a blue Inbanez Talman guitar, so I got a picture of one and blew it up to about 1/2 the size of the actual guitar so I could get the shape right.

I made it in two parts - the body and the neck, then coated both pieces in dark chocolate ganache and joined them together. I used a small serrated knife to get the texture down the neck of the guitar, and used ready made black fondant for the head of guitar and around the sides of the body, and then used Wilton royal blue colouring to make the blue fondant for the middle of the body.

For the silver pieces, I made the shapes from fondant and rolled them in silver pearl dust (Wilton), used white piping icing for some of the trimmings, used the pearl dust to highlight the frets, and used some metallic gold embroidery thread for the strings.

First time making a guitar cake, and I'm stoked with the result!!!

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Coolest Guitar Birthday Cake 95

by Julie L.
(Everett, PA)

Homemade Guitar Birthday Cake

Homemade Guitar Birthday Cake

I made this guitar birthday cake for my daughter's 12th birthday. She is getting too old for these cakes, but she does like "rock" music, so I figured I could get away with this one!

It started out as my little 4 year old's "Bratz" toy guitar. She so graciously let me trace around it for a template for the cake. I then cut the template out of card board, like on the back of a notebook. I used two pieces, one for the body and the other for the neck. I then kept the toy close by to refer to when decorating.

Her favorite color was blue, so I just tinted some vanilla icing blue, used black licorice for the strings, a Kit Kat bar, chocolate eggs cut in half for the knobs, and the rest I used my icing "gun".

I used two cake mixes in two pans and just pieced the two together after I froze them and cut them out.

This looks harder than it was. I had a lot of fun too!

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