My son just turned 12- being a preteen it takes a lot to "wow" him. I am not the domestic baker type, so I knew that he would be the pretty surprised by a guitar cake (he plays acoustic and electric).
My husband rented the Wilton guitar cake from a cake supply store, and he baked the cake. I made butter cream frosting and bought the Wilton food coloring gel to get the necessary colors. I used red Twizzler pull and peels coated with black frosting for the guitar strings and the lettering.
The knobs were unwrapped dollar store peanut butter cups placed upside down. I used chocolate bar pieces for the neck and the bottom of the strings (I used black frosting to fill in the spaces in between the chocolate bar pieces). The knobs at the top were vanilla skittles.
My son loved it and all of his friends told him he had the coolest cake ever!
I did this guitar cake for a friend. It was quite simple. I baked 3 cakes all different kinds because I like to give people a variety. I put two of the cakes side by side on the bottom, iced them in white frosting. The third cake I cut into the shape of a guitar.
I free-handed it, some people may want to draw and cut it out of paper to use as a template. I placed it onto the other cakes and frosted it after. I used the spaghetti black licorice for outlining things as well as for the tuning strings. I used a Heresy's chocolate bar frosted with pink sugar sprinkles on top and did the same at the top of the handle except I cut this one like a triangle.
The rest is just things that I had bought at the store and placed them on the cake.
My grandson, Kyler, wanted a Rock Star birthday cake for his third birthday. His mom and I search the internet for ideas. We found the coolest Rock Star guitar picture and decided to duplicate as a guitar cake.
I baked Wilton's 11x13 sheet cake for the body of the guitar and a loaf pan cake for the guitar's neck. I created an enlargement of the body of the guitar and cut the 11x 13 sheet cake to scale. I added the loaf cake and trim it to resemble the neck. I froze the cake at this point... since the cut edges of the cake are much easier to ice once frozen.
His mother rolled the fondant, cut out the stars and painted them with Wilton's food color. To add glitz to the cake, irridescent sprinkles were dusted generously over the entire cake.
I made this guitar cake for my little brother turning 23. He started taking guitar lessons and is getting good, so I thought it would be special to surprise him with a replica of his own guitar. I sneaked and took pictures of it and just went by the pictures.
I made 2 strawberry cakes from scratch, then a cake mix for the handle. The two cakes were layered then cut (frozen first) then used buttercream frosting for the yellow. I used fondant for the black part and fondant for the handle and knobs etc. I ended up using embroidery thread for the strings and held them down with shirt pins!
Everyone was very impressed and just remember to take out all the death traps before you eat it.