A friend of mine has a son who is graduating from high school this year and he LOVES guitars...he has six of them! Anyway, one of the suggestions she made as far as cake is to have a guitar on a stand! Not just a small fondant guitar on a small fondant stand on top of the cake, but an actually life-size guitar. Now, I'm a newbie and don't even know if I would even ATTEMPT something like this, but if I were to attempt it, how would I go about it? I know many of you use RKT...is that what I would have to use? Hmm....it would be super cool to be able to do. No one in the area does anything like that.....
Yes it is possible. But........even w/my almost 30 yrs of experience I wouldn't try it!
I agree with Kakeladi..I have done alot of things over the years (Cake wise)but I wouldn't try it either!! Sometimes even the cakes that Duff does I wouldn't attempt.
as mentioned - yes it is possible - but I saw on Amazing Wedding Cakes, the girls at the Pink Cake Box tried it and with 6 people helping had major issues!
Good luck with whatever you decide!
If you can catch the episode, the Cake Girls on We TV's "Amazing Wedding Cakes" did a standing guitar cake. It seemed pretty challenging.
I'm attempting this for my son's 19th birthday (April 26th), however since he hates cake (I know, I think he's just sick of it), I'll be using RKT. I think it will be a lot sturdier then cake anyway. I'll post pic's when I do it, but it is a month away I'm not sure when you will be needing it.
Yes, On "Amazing Wedding Cakes" is where I saw it done. There were problems of course.
Recently I saw Duff's staff do one on it's side. again problems.
You would have to have a *very dense* cake....I actually think that even my WASC recipe would not be dense enough
Putting it on it's side would be a good way to go, and you wouldn't need to quote your friend a $1,000 price tag and a warning that she needs to pay you ahead of time even if it doesn't work.
You would need a backing board the size of the cake to support it all the way up. If I were going to try something vertical like a door or guitar; I would make a stand with thin shelves, and slot the cake layers on them.
Here's sort of what I mean... http://www.food-pack.hu/hatt0038.html
Thanks for the replies! I knew it would be SUPER SUPER hard, I just wanted to throw it out to all of you to see what you all thought! I think I need to just stick with my original thought about a sheet cake and a fondant figure playing his favorite guitar or something. That would be different enough I think for this area without running the risk of ruining a nice party!!!