This is an electric guitar cake modeled after a Les Paul. I used many of the photos from this website to get ideas. I am by no means a good baker or decorator, so I was pretty proud! This was for my son's 5th "rock star" themed birthday party. He has a play guitar that was the perfect size, so I traced that on paper and cut it out to make a template.
I used one 9x13 (chocolate) cake for the base and one (yellow) cake for the neck. The knobs are upside down peanut butter cups, the toggle switch a mike-n-ike, the tuners gumdrops, the strings dental floss (licorice strings just wouldn't sit right). We first just tried using McCormick's food coloring, but the icing stayed so light, so my mom found some unopened Wilton color dyes she had and that helped a little, though I have no idea how everyone else on this site made brown for the neck, this yellowish peach was the best I could do!
The kids (and moms) all ooohed and aaaahed at the cake, it was a huge hit!
A friend asked me to make his son's cake who loves to play the guitar. I went online to find a picture but I couldn't get one big enough, so I had to freehand a guitar cake.
I used white chocolate for the (well the decoration on the base not sure what its called), brown chocolate for the pickups, rolos for the knobs, kisses for the tuners. The base of the cake was a 9x13 chocolate cake and the neck was rice crispy treats.
I used buttercream for the entire cake, and used a viva paper towel to smooth it out after it crusted. Then came the fun part for me. I used my airbrush (I got it last year for my birthday, love it!) and blue food coloring for the base and brown for the neck. The only thing that wasn't edible was the string.
I found some sliver twine at my local drug store. I put his son's name on the neck where the name of the guitar is usually at. It ended up being 3ft long! But his son loved it!
My husband is a guitarist and a member of a group in our city. I made this guitar cake for their induction of officers party. It's a chocolate cake with choco filling. I added crushed peanuts to the filling so that it doesn't taste too sweet. I used the actual size of a ukulele for the shape.
First, I made the pattern of the body using waxed paper. The cake is composed of 2 9x13 size for the body(double layer) and 1 8x12 for the arm. After I spread the 9x13 inch cake with choco filling and crushed peanuts, I placed the 2nd one on top of it then placed the waxed paper pattern on top and carefully shaped it.
The arm was easier to do. I just cut 2 3-inch strips spread the fillings and stuck it to the body with butter cream then I covered the whole cake with choco frosting. The front cover is made of fondant but I used butter cream on the sides and borders.
I made this guitar cake for my brother's 14th birthday. I used strawberry cake mix from the local grocery store, and had the bakery make the black and silver frosting for me (it was butter cream flavored).
I free-handed the shape of his guitar onto a piece of parchment paper with sharpie, and cut out the figure.
I had to make two cakes in a normal sized, rectangular cake pan. In total I used three boxes of cake mix so that the cakes would rise above the top of the pan so I could cut the tops of the cakes off to make the even and level, as well as the ends of the cakes so I could put them together, end to end.
I put the design of the guitar on top of the cakes after they cooled and cut around it.
I iced it and decorated it according to how his guitar looked.