This guitar cake that was made for my daughter's 17th birthday...was supposed to be a surprise but as it was full size I couldn't hide it!
I made this cake by baking 3 14X14" square cakes using a basic Victoria sponge recipe. In total I used 23 eggs, very boring, adding one by one but well worth it. I thought about the Madeira recipe as lots of people seemed to recommend this but this was first attempt at this cake and I didn't have time for a trial run..oops...
I then used my daughter's guitar and made a stencil by drawing around the guitar. I cheated a bit by using a pre made filling. I also used this to crumb the cake. The hardest part for me was the red icing, trying to get it rolled out to the size I needed and actually get it on the cake!!. I got there on the 4th attempt.
The lesson I learnt from this cake is nails. I used just normal 6" nails to use as a heating core, never heard of a heating core before this cake. Also finger nails, every time I thought I was there with the icing i managed to stick my fingernails in it and ruin the smooth effect!
Everyone was really impressed with the cake. Now I have 2 orders for cake...just for friends, couldn't do that for a living. Took me 7 hours!
This guitar cake was made to match a favorite guitar. I baked 2 11x15-in cakes and layered them together. To make the guitar shape, I really struggled with how to get an image that big, but then I remembered...my 5-year-old daughter had a little Barbie Fender guitar!! So I used it to trace an image on a piece of cardboard and used that on the cake!
I then iced it and covered it in homemade fondant. All of the pieces (knobs, whammy bar, etc.) were sculpted with fondant and painted with silver luster dust mixed in clear vanilla extract where needed. The brown and black pieces were fondant tinted with Wilton icing colors.
The strings were white icing piped with tip #3. To make the picture on the tip of the guitar, I blew up the image sent in an email and printed it off. I traced around it on fondant that I tinted with golden yellow and brown. I then used red color with a super fine brush to paint the details of the image. The "Fun House" was piped with white icing and tip #1.
This guitar cake was made to look like my husband's Dean ML guitar. I used 2 15x10 metal cake pans, each pan took 2 boxes of chocolate devils food cake mix.
After the cakes cooled I wrapped them in clear wrap and froze them overnight, it made them easier to cut. My husband was the one who cut them out, one cake was used for the body and one cake for the neck. I used dark chocolate frosting, it was very hard to get the color as black as I wanted it. I even used black food coloring. But it still turned out good.
I used dots candy for the nobs, they worked perfect. I displayed the cake on a large cardboard box covered in foil and wrote cute messages to my hubby. My 4 year old son loved this because I let him cover it in sprinkles.
The cake was a hit. This was my first time doing a creative cake and I'm excited to do more.
I used a homemade strawberry cake with buttercream frosting for this guitar cake. The fretboard is caramel icing, the strings, are cut licorice whips, the tuning keys are strawberry marshmallow candies, and the Hanna Montana "picture" is an iced graham cracker.
I really enjoyed making this cake for my granddaughter. The way her eyes lit up when she first saw it was worth all the time and effort I put in.