This Les Paul Guitar Birthday Cake was my first attempt creating a fondant covered cake. I found a guitar drawing in a clip-art set that I already had, I sized it to about scale in Illustrator. I printed the template out and cut it out. I placed the template over 2, 1/2 sheet cakes laid end to end and cut out the cake.
I attempted to cover in one sheet of fondant for the entire guitar. Next time I will section the body from the neck as the fondant cracked a bit. I used white pre-made fondant and painted with brown gel paste food coloring thinned with lemon extract to make a faux wood effect.
All knobs, pick plate fret marks etc are hand done, out of fondant. Metallic pieces were panted with gold luster dust using lemon extract to liquefy. Silver dragees were used as well for the silver accent pieces.
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I made this 16th Birthday Guitar Cake for my grandson's 16th birthday. It took about 12 hrs and much love and almost a whole pound of red fondant. The cake was yellow and I used 4 cake mixes and added instant vanilla pudding to the cake mix before I poured it into the cake pans.
The black icing was bought from a cake supply store so I wouldn't have black coloring all over the place. I used silver thread for the strings and covered the base of the cake with red edible glitter. The red string holders are jujubeads and the silver on and off buttons are rolos covered with silver liquid coloring.
I am not such a good photo taker or cropper, sorry. My grandson loved the whole Rock Star venue and so did all our family.
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This was a guitar cake for my brother on his 24th birthday. We all enjoy playing Rockband and guitar hero so I made a template based off of a guitar he owns and went from there. The cake is about 9x13in. without the neck (which was made from rice krispie treats).
It may be hard to tell but the color is green and white marble. All the frosting is fondant including the candle bases. I used a bendy straw for the whammy bar and grey colored fondant for the metal details.
Tips: If you're planing to make a guitar with fondant, choose a design without tight corners or curves. The fondant tends to rip and is hard to repair in small spaces.
My son has always had a passion for guitars so I decided to make him a replica of the guitars that he had for his birthday cake. I used a guitar shaped cake pan then piped butter cream frosting through out the entire cake using a star shaped tip. If you don't have or can not find the guitar cake pan you can always free hand cut the shape you are looking for. You can also use fondant with this project I prefer piped butter cream frosting. Total time for both of these cakes was around 6 hours. Thank You and enjoy.
My 10 year old grandson is learning to play guitar. I prepared 2 11x15 and one 9X13 cakes. Filled and froze them, prepared a template with the shape of the guitar and attached it to the hard cake with tooth picks then carved it.
Used the small cake to shape the neck of the guitar. Covered the guitar with brown fondant, used dental floss painted in tan for the strings and secured them with decoration parts of the guitar that I made from gum paste.
Also painted the front of the guitar cake in gold to undertone the brown color.