I made this guitar cake for my nephew's 19th birthday. He is a music nut and just for the fun of it I decided to try it. I'm one of those people who can't justify paying 20 bucks for a cake pan if I can possibly do it free hand. My grandson's have a Wiggles Guitar and I asked if I could borrow it. They really thought Grandma was out to lunch but they said okay.
I traced the guitar out on 2 sheets of 8x10 paper taped together end to end. I then got out my biggest cake pan, an 11x16 rectangle and started mixing cakes. I used 2 Betty Crocker cake mixes, baked the cake, let it cool, cut out the shape of the guitar (with my handy traced out wiggles guitar) and put it in the freezer for a couple of hours. Laying the pattern out on the cake was a little tricky but if you hold your nose the right way it all seemed to fit to get the neck cut out too.
The strings are shoestring licorice, and the tuners are jubejubes. The icing is traditional buttercream icing. I was going to try whipped icing but decided it would be too soft to hold it's shape. When my nephew's mom saw his birthday cake she burst into tears and said that no one had ever done something like that for him before.
The cake was an absolute hit with the whole family! I think I'll keep on trying out new ones for the next birthday in our family.
My daughter wanted a Hannah Montana guitar cake for her 6th birthday party. We had a big HM concert party for her and it takes the whole family for us to throw a party! My Aunt Barbara decorated this guitar cake, created with 5 cake mixes cooked in rectangular pans and cut to shape.
She made traditional powdered sugar icing and tinted it. She used uncooked spaghetti painted with black food coloring for the strings, which I thought was very creative as we had all considered many options for the strings. The cake had a purple base and she used various tips to decorate with bright pink, black, white and lime green icing.
The finished product turned out to be so big that we had to find something to serve it on. Finally, we decided on a lid for a large storage container covered in HM wrapping paper. The 5 cakes were baked (we used funfetti and chocolate) in 9x11 pans. It was two layers tall. I cut (freehanded, looking at a picture) the large end of the guitar from two (four) cakes side by side. I cut the guitar neck from the 5th cake and got the two layers from it. Scrap pieces were used for the tuners at the end of the neck.
My son recently started taking guitar lessons and is very involved with music. I made this guitar cake for his 16th Birthday.
I used 4 boxes of vanilla cake mix, improved by adding buttermilk, melted butter, & almond flavoring using a Southern Living recipe for their "Anniversary Cake". I also used 1 box of chocolate for the neck of the guitar. I made an actual paper tracing of my son's guitar and cut around cakes to get the correct shapes.
The strings are metallic embroidery thread. I used 6 strands for the first string, 5 strands for the second, etc. down to 1 strand for the final string. I used silver luster dust mixed with Vodka (it evaporates so not to worry!)and applies several coats to get the metallic silver color. I also used Satin Ice fondant (which actually tastes great)!
Under the silver color I used white tinted a gray color, and then used black on the neck and for accents. Knobs, etc were fastened with toothpicks and formed out of fondant. He LOVED it and actually thought I had his guitar lying on the table when he came in from school.