I was asked if I could make this guitar into a guitar cake for one of my daughter’s co-workers. She had seen the white one I made for my nephew a few years ago and said it was perfect for her husband. I was sent a picture and asked if I could make it look like her husband’s guitar.
First I had to create a template. It would be nice if I had a way to take the original picture and use a projector to draw the outline of the guitar. So instead I freehanded it on taped together copy paper.
It took 4 half sheet sized pans of cake for the body and another half sheet sized for the neck. I was left with a ton of scraps. Anyone want some?
I carefully put the two halves of the body together and finally got started with the decorating.
Time was running out and I honestly didn’t have time to take more “during the process” pictures. It was a rather painful process trying to get the fondant sized properly for the body and then to wrap the black around it. A little more time consuming than just draping the whole thing with one color.
Keep in mind that I am a very amateurish cake decorator. I do it as a hobby and for fun. I don’t have all of the fun gadgets that bakeries do, although I’m really working on getting them all. I really would have liked to try airbrushing this cake, it would have been perfect to get the wood grained look and the black outline around the body of the guitar. But I had to do with rolling fondant to as close to the color as I could and painting the edges.
I used royal icing for the strings and yes, they are a bit wonky. I was actually being watched making those lines, I was running in to the end of my deadline. My daughter’s co-worker was a bit early and was watching me run the lines.
I will admit that I really enjoy working on guitars. This one was fun too. Maybe it’s because the piece is so big and not real fiddly like some of my cakes.