by Alan Anderson
(Albert Lea, MN)
The first thing I did to make this Guitar Cake was to bake a half sheet cake. I had previously made a template of a guitar body using my Guitar Hero guitar. I used this to cut out the guitar body out of the cake. There was enough scraps to chose from to shape for the head of the guitar.
I then crumb coated both the body and the head of the guitar. For the neck of the guitar I used a piece of wood covered with black marshmallow fondant that I made from the recipe on this site. I also covered the body and the head with the marshmallow fondant.
I used some Pearl Dust on the body to give it a sparkle look. I cut a notch in the body and a notch in the head for the neck to set into. I wanted the more realistic look of a guitar being able to see under the neck.
Once the guitar was put together I went to work making the white face for the body out of marshmallow fondant. Then the knobs on the head and the body came next along with small balls of fondant placed around the face of the guitar to look like rivets. I used a toothpick dipped in the black coloring for the marks on the volume and tuner knobs.
The last thing I did was made up some gray colored buttercream and piped the lines on the neck and the six strings. This guitar cake was a huge hit at my friends son's 7th birthday which was Rock 'n' Roll themed.
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