I baked two 9x13 sized chocolate cakes for this electric guitar cake and froze them (I froze them in the pans, and they were really hard to get out of the pans, so it might be good to cool the cakes, remove them from the pans and THEN freeze them.
I used a piece of plywood covered in foil to hold the cake since none of my pans were big enough. I cut the body of the guitar from one cake, making sure to keep it as big as possible, and I cut the neck and head (in once piece) from the other cake.
I used buttercream frosting in brown, blue and white and black. I frosted a thin layer of the blue and brown to seal all the crumbs, then when that hardened a bit, I frosted another layer. I piped black and white frosting for the pickups and frets, and piped white frosting then smoothed it with a knife as the front plate/strum guard.
I used Rolo candies for the knobs, and also to hold the "Fruit by the foot" strap on. I used black licorice for the strings, but it might work better if you have a steady hand to just use black frosting, the licorice wasn't as straight as I wanted it.
I used colored licorice candies called Snaps as the tuning keys.
I choose to do a Electric guitar cake for my husband's 30th as the theme was heavy metal and his favorite band is Metallica so gave me the inspiration for this cake.
I made the cake from two square cake tins. I then cut out the body with a stencil that I drew up from one of the square cakes. I cut out the arm of the cake with the other cake. Then I frosted the cake with buttercream then I rolled out black fondant and placed it over the body first then the arm and then joined them together and cut out all the other parts of the cake in white fondant and placed on the cake, so parts where painted with edible paint and this was the result.
It was the absolute top hit of the night, no one could believe I made it.
My boyfriend is in love with his electric guitar, so I made his dream come true on his 21st Birthday by surprising him with a Cherry Red Fender Electric Guitar Cake. I made a stencil of his guitar and shrunk it down by making the neck of the guitar slightly smaller, the rest was life-size. I then made two slabs of mud cake and then pretty much cut the cake according to the stencil (you can also buy slabs of mud-cake from Safeway or any cake shop if it is too much effort).
I decorated using a plain icing with red food colouring, as well as a plain white mixture and a black food dye. I then decorated the guitar using licorice lengths, chocolate and other lollies.
My son wanted a Electric Guitar Birthday Cake for his 10th birthday this year so I set out to accomplish the task. The body of the guitar is all cake while the neck is fondant covered wood for more realism.
In making the brown fondant for the neck I mixed a little brown icing gel in the white MM fondant but didn't thoroughly mix it. The result was a VERY realistic wood grained neck. Other than the neck, the entire cake is edible. Needless to say both he and his friends, as well as their moms were impressed.
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This is an Almond/Vanilla homemade Fender Electric Guitar Birthday Cake, made from scratch! It was cold when I covered with white buttercream and then my husband and I started cutting all the different pieces in colored fondant, making this beautiful blue/green electric guitar that was the center piece of Antonio's (11) Pool Birthday Party.
Also in black fondant we made the notes and his name in green for decoration!