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Coolest Electric Guitar Cake 220

by Anamarie
(Wallingford, PA 19086)

Homemade Electric Guitar Cake

Homemade Electric Guitar Cake

I made this Electric Guitar Cake for my friend's son. He was turning six and having a rock 'n roll themed dance party.

For the guitar I started out with the Wilton regular guitar pan and then ended up cutting it up to resemble more of a guitar. I did cut it into 2 pieces before I covered it with fondant (neck and base are separate), that was a tip I received from a friend.

All of the other cutouts on the cake were created with fondant and the strings were black licorice. The black knobs and black piece on the cake were plastic that I found in a DUFF guitar kit! Much easier and looked better than the ones I originally designed. And everyone thought they were real.

I also ended up dusting the guitar with edible glitter dust for effect! All of the silver pieces you see on the cake were gray fondant painted with silver glitter as well. I used the vodka and glitter mix as suggested on the package and it worked great! I just didn't let the kids eat that part!

The base is a 1/2 sheet covered in white fondant then I used black sugar sheets to make the zebra stripes! That was actually a gluten free cake and I only used one layer!

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Love it!
by: Meaghan- Long Island

Awesome cake!! I love the zebra stripes!

Electric Guitar ROCKS!
by: Heather Prosseda

Ann made this cake for my son's 6th birthday and I COULD NOT IMAGINE HAVING A MORE AWESOME addition to the party. Because of Ann's color choices,her modification of the original guitar shape, and her mastery of the icing technique,people who saw pictures didn't even believe it was a cake, they thought it was an actual guitar. We feel very fortunate to have had Ann's cake for his big day!

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Coolest Electric Guitar Cake 217

by Rachael
(Waxhaw, NC)

Homemade Electric Guitar Cake

Homemade Electric Guitar Cake

This is an Electric Guitar Cake make to look like a friend's electric guitar. He plays a 24 fret (those lines on the guitar) so I wanted to make it close to actual size, it wound up being 4ft long! I had to make it in 3 pieces to fit in the fridge and then assemble it on site.

The first part is the body of the guitar. It has a unique shape which I enlarged on my computer and then printed out. Cut it out so I had a template for the cake. I did the same for the neck and end of the guitar. I also went to the music store and snapped some photos to work from, this made it easier to do the detail work.

I airbrushed the body to achieve the correct color. The strings are spaghetti painted with edible silver glaze. The cake is chocolate with peanut butter mousse filling, covered in homemade fondant.

It was a big hit!

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Coolest Electric Guitar Cake 187

by Ian M.
(Northern Ireland)

Homemade Electric Guitar Cake

Homemade Electric Guitar Cake

An Electric Guitar Cake fit for any aspiring rock-star! The base is Victoria sponge mix made in a 13"x9" tin.

I downloaded a guitar template from the net and sized it on a word document to fit my tin. It is easier to make separate templates for the body and neck, both can be cut out of the slab of cake.

I used sugarpaste to do the modelling and covering with liquorish strings and tuning pegs.
I split the cake horizontally and filled it with buttercream to keep it moist.

It takes a little bit of time to get a neat finish but it is worth the effort at the final result.

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Coolest Electric Guitar Cake 218

by Pamela S.
(Clintwood, VA)

Homemade Electric Guitar Cake

Homemade Electric Guitar Cake

I baked and decorated this electric guitar cake for my neighbor's little girl. I used my daughter's electric guitar as a model, made all the knobs, strings, etc. with fondant in the girl's favorite colors. It took three 1/4 sheet cakes to cut the cake out in the right size. I used buttercream icing to hold the cakes together.

I covered the entire cake with icing then used fondant to cover it for a smooth finish.

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Coolest Electric Guitar Cake 173

by Kim W.
(Gray, Ga)

Homemade Electric Guitar Cake

Homemade Electric Guitar Cake

This is a homemade electric guitar cake made from yellow pound cake, buttercream icing and fondant. The outer edge of the guitar was airbrushed then dabbed with a paper-towel. It is about 4 feet long. It was carved out of layers of pound cake, filled with buttercream and covered in fondant. The neck was also airbrushed with food coloring and the frets done with silver luster dust. The knobs were made from gumpaste.

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