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Coolest Homemade Guitar Birthday Cake 154

by Salina F.
(North Pole Alaska)

Homemade Guitar Birthday Cake

Homemade Guitar Birthday Cake

I saw an ad from a woman looking for someone that could make a guitar birthday cake. So I gave her a call and told her that, although I had never made a guitar cake before, I could probably pull it off. She agreed.

I baked two 9" x 13" cakes, cooled them and cut them lengthwise. I frosted between the layers and chilled both cakes over night in the fridge. The next morning, I drew a basic guitar shape on a piece of cardboard, excluding the neck, and cut it out for use as a template. I placed the cakes one in front of the other, laid the template on top and cut around it. I used the excess cake to assemble the neck of the guitar.

Once I had crumb coated the cake, I covered the body in black marshmallow fondant. The neck was covered in a more flesh-tinted marshmallow fondant. The white part on the guitar body was melted white chocolate. The strum bar and whammy bar were made of gum paste and painted with silver shimmer dust mixed with a little lemon juice.

I used black frosting to write out 'Happy Birthday" and piped a line around the edge of the white chocolate.

A little tip for black frosting: use chocolate frosting instead of white when you want a black tint. I learned that the hard way.

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Coolest Guitar Birthday Cake 206

by Pat S
(Cincinnati, Ohio)

Homemade Guitar Birthday Cake

Homemade Guitar Birthday Cake

Homemade Guitar Birthday Cake
Homemade Guitar Birthday Cake

My friend and co-worker asked me to make a Homemade Guitar Birthday Cake for her son's birthday. My husband and I worked together to form the cake to look like an authentic electric guitar. After a trip to a music store to research and buy guitar strings, we began our work.

The cake base, guitar neck and frets are all made of wood. My husband placed 2 wooden inserts onto the base (which were covered with foil) and used to secure the guitar neck.

Finally, a single layer sheet cake was made and cut to fit the wooden base. After frosting the cake, fondant was used to cover the guitar base. This was spray painted using the air brush to look like the guitars we had researched.

Finally, the neck of the guitar was fastened to the wood inserts. Then the strings were attached to the neck at the top and to the final inset at the bottom of the guitar front.

There was more wood work than cake work but it made the guitar look more authentic. My friend's son was floored to have the "coolest guitar cake" for his birthday!

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Coolest Guitar Birthday Cake 179

by Kristina H.
(Wentzville, MO)

Homemade Guitar Birthday Cake

Homemade Guitar Birthday Cake

I made this Guitar Birthday Cake for a friend's husband's 50th birthday. They were doing a rock 'n' roll 50's theme. And she knew she wanted a guitar on it so I came up with this.

I made it using the guitar shaped pan and a 1/2 sheet pan. I covered the 1/2 sheet with homemade buttercream icing. Then decorated the guitar according to the decorations that the pan came with. I then placed the guitar on top of the sheet cake. I melted white chocolate and then dyed it black and teal then poured the chocolate into music note molds and placed into fridge to harden.

When hardened I placed them on the cake around the guitar. And finished it off by putting the border on it.

Recipe for white buttercream:
~4 cups confectioners sugar
~1 cup solid vegetable shortening
~1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
~1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring
~4 tablespoons water
Mix it altogether until it's light and fluffy.

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