Let me just say that this is my first cake EVER. Well, besides the ones you leave in a rectangular pan and slather with frosting!
My oldest son turned 3 this year and because he LOVES all things musical, we decided to throw him a Rockstar themed party. One of his most favorite toys is his electric guitar, so naturally, a Guitar Birthday Cake was a must.
I got a great deal on a Wilton cake pan online, but wasn't very impressed with the directions on how to decorate said cake (not a fan of all those little frosting stars or whatever they are). So I opted to pipe the frosting on and smooth it out with a knife. Hint: Hot water and a clean towel for dipping and wiping is a must! Oh and another valuable lesson I learned? A little bit of red dye goes a LONG way! Trust me (it's not pink, it's red).
I used Hershey's bars, Red M&Ms, Pull-n-Peel Licorice, and Mini Reese's cups to decorate. Turned out great for my first try, I thought! More importantly, he LOVED it!
I made this Guitar Birthday Cake for my son's 18th birthday. I had bought a Wilton guitar mold, but it was too small. I decided to draw a picture of a guitar on parchment paper. I did this by looking at his guitar.
I used four boxes of banana cake mix for the body and two boxes for the neck. The body was covered with chocolate frosting and the neck with white buttercream. The faceplate was cut out of fondant, as well as the the tuning knobs. The silver parts are just covered with Wilton pearlized sprinkles.
Most pictures I looked at had very crooked lines for the strings, so what I did was to get toothpicks and attach white thread from one toothpick to the other. I then inserted one toothpick into the bridge and one into the tuning knob. For more tension on the strings, all I had to do was twist the toothpick.
Hope this helps anyone else thinking about making a guitar cake! I would love to hear comments on my cake, since this was my first try at this!
This Guitar cake was made for my niece's thirteenth birthday. Her favorite colors are red and black.
First, I drew a template for a guitar. Next, I baked two large sheet cakes. Once cool, I carved out the pieces for the guitar. I used buttercream frosting for the cake.
I rolled out red fondant for the face plate and then added the following non-edible items: golf tees for the tuning keys and metallic thread for the strings. Foil-wrapped peanut butter cups became the knobs on the guitar and a sugar wafer cookie, also wrapped in tin foil, became the bar to which the strings are attached.
I carefully counted and used ball-top straight pins to secure the strings in place. I made sure I removed all of them before cutting the cake! Lastly, I dusted the cake with black edible glitter.
I made this Guitar Birthday Cake for my grandson's 7th birthday "Rock On" party. The body of the guitar is a sheet cake trimmed into the shape of the guitar and the finger board is rice krispie treats. The treats allowed me to shape the neck just like a real guitar!
The entire cake is covered in a crumb coat icing and then fondant. I used fruit roll ups trimmed very narrow for the strings and Mentos candy for the tuning keys. I made drum sticks, stars and guitar picks out of fondant, and I covered a Little Debbie brownie with fondant for the iPod. I made them a few days earlier so the fondant could "set" and harden a little.
This was a real hit and really not that hard to make!