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Coolest Double Guitar Birthday Cake 188

by Melanie F.
(Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Homemade Double Guitar Birthday Cake

Homemade Double Guitar Birthday Cake

I got most of the ideas for this Double Guitar Birthday Cake from this site and Howdini.com. My son picked the guitar he liked and I made a template based on that. I made sure I could get all the pieces out of the pan I used and adjusted things to be as big as they could and still use only one cake. I used a lasagna pan because it was the biggest pan I had. I made two cakes and just cut the second one out with the template turned upside down.

The plan was to have a dark blue and light blue guitar, and then put the opposite colour where the white is, but I couldn’t make the dark blue dark enough. I used shoelace licorice for the strings, mike and ikes and gum drops. The necks are chocolate icing that I tried to make as dark as possible.

I made two guitars because I was afraid one would not be enough. We ate the left cake at the kids party and then I was able to touch up the cake on the right for the family party the next day. I took the writing off and wrote it again where the left cake had been. The cake is sitting on a piece of plywood covered in tin foil, so the icing cleaned off nicely with a warm washcloth when I was prepping for the second party.

If I were doing it again, I think I would use fondant to get a really smooth finish. Either way, it was fun and it was what my son wanted. I love this site. I’m already using it for ideas for next year!

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Coolest BC Rich Guitar Cake 207

by Debbie
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Homemade BC Rich Guitar Cake

Homemade BC Rich Guitar Cake

Homemade BC Rich Guitar Cake
Homemade BC Rich Guitar Cake
Homemade BC Rich Guitar Cake
Homemade BC Rich Guitar Cake

This Homemade BC Rich Guitar Cake was a birthday cake I made for my sister's boyfriend. I did my best to create a replica of his favorite guitar - a BC Rich Warlock. This was my first attempt at making a shaped cake (other than your typical round or square) so I put a lot of thought into the planning. I did not think I'd be able to carve out the headstock of the guitar out of cake so I opted to carve the entire neck and headstock from a rice krispie treat. It worked great!

I tried to attach the rice crispie piece to the cake with buttercream but found it kept moving. I finally put a few dabs of royal icing underneath to stick it to the foil covered cake board. The body of the guitar is entirely made from cake as is the little guitar amp on the side. I used a 14x14" cake pan.

The guitar was printed on paper to use as a pattern. Once the guitar body was cut out, there was enough cake on the side to make the amplifier. The remaining strip of cake was cut into 3 equal pieces then stacked together with buttercream between the layers. It was a bit challenging to get the icing black and it took a lot of food coloring.

I started with a chocolate buttercream and colored it with Wilton gel icing color. All of the hardware was rolled and cut or molded by hand from gum paste. The silver pieces were sprayed with Chef Master Edible Metallic Spray. I piped the strings by hand with royal icing.

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