I'm 17 and I made this guitar cake for my best friend Max. He loves to play guitar and so I decided to make him a guitar cake. I'm sorry for my English, but I don't know some special words but I will give my best to describe it.
I think it looks great and it's easy to make. You just have to bake two normal sheet cakes and then make a stencil. I just painted a B.C. Rich guitar and cut out the paper. Then I cut out the guitar with the aid of the stencil.
You can fill it with marmalade or buttercream or something. I covered the cake with dark chocolate. Unfortunately there was no space for a six guitar string. You can decorate the cake with everything you want. I took candy stripes for the strings.
So have fun by baking the cake and I wish you good luck.
This guitar cake was prepared from 15 cups yellow cake batter in a Wilton square 16x16 cake pan, cut by hand to shape, and then iced with homemade buttercream that was tinted in green and black to form the different sections of the guitar.
The guard is rolled gumpaste hand cut and dyed black with food coloring and then covered in black sugar crystals. The strings were non-edible metal soldering rods. The knobs, tuners and bridge were made from hand formed gum paste, painted with black or green food coloring.
The cake was made for our daughter's 11th birthday, inspired by the guitar hero game she was receiving as a gift. It was laid out in two pieces, one for the body and one for the neck on 13x9 cake boards covered in silver foil, and served around 50 people.
Both children and adults thought the cake was a huge hit.
For this guitar cake I used a regular sheet cake and two loaf pans. I put them all together end to end. I used a cardboard template I made and cut the cake in the shape needed. I layered it in white homemade buttercream then in white homemade fondant.
I sprayed edible paint on the guitar. I brushed on the brown color to make it look like wood grain. All the knobs and turn keys are made of fondant. The only thing not edible on this cake are the strings and the beads used to hold them at the top. The strings are made of a crafting string. As for the name, I made and cut a template out, placed it on the cake and sprayed edible paint on it.
Since this was for an ACDC guitar theme I made the letters have a similar theme.
This guitar cake took a good few days to construct. The strings I would love to say were edible but they aren't, they are made of wood painted silver.
To get the shape I drew it on a piece of paper and cut around it on the cake. I covered the board in wallpaper. Also a good trick is to add milk to the butter icing to make it thin and then you don't get many lumps in the icing.
The trick to get the stripes is to do one at a time and use a straight edge (or ruler in my case) to push the stripes straight. The cake inside was also pink and blue! and I even have some plectrums too!
I made the guitar cake out of two 9x13 cakes. One I used for the guitar body, the other for the neck and headstock and put the two together later. The "hole" in the guitar is a chocolate wafer cookie, stings are angel hair pasta, tuning knobs are Graham cracker goldfish cut in half so just the "tail" sicks out.
Fret boards are Hersey bars cut to various widths. I did freeze the cakes before cutting them into shapes and after they were frosted, makes cake easier to work with and the frosting looks smoother.