I baked this red guitar cake for myself for my 32nd birthday. I’ve wanted to make a guitar cake from last year already and I love my gospel music, my favorite color is red too, that’s why I made it red and added my favorite Cd’s as an accessory. I baked this cake 3 days before the time.
I baked a very nice and moist chocolate cake with its own cocoa butter chocolate cream on top. I colored quite a large amount of fondant in red, small amount in black, gray and white. I Googled a few shapes of guitars to see which one I liked. I divided in two and made the bigger part in an A4 size and the longer part a separate A4 size. I then took two A3 papers and enlarged them. I drew the other parts and cut them out of the paper to use a template on the fondant to guide me as to how to cut my fondant.
I baked 4 different cakes, 2 A4 size cakes and 2 small bread pan sizes. I put them along side and put my templates on and cut alongside to create the guitar shape. I then covered my cakes entirely in red fondant. I made a little liquid icing mixed with water to attach my fondant shapes and designs on my cake. At first I thought I bought the right icing to make my guitar strings, but I bought strawberry flavor which would turn out to be pink instead of white. I had to improvise and use white fondant instead. This was a mission to roll the fondant in very fine strings.
At the bottom of the white string I also made gray strings. The buttons in gray on the guitar are even movable. I attached them with tooth picks on the side. This was interesting.