My hubby's 30th birthday is next week and I'm going to make him a guitar hero cake in the shape of the guitar. I have the guitar cake pan but i can't decide if I should use it or carve out the cake.
Definitely carve!!! I made a guitar cake for a hannah montana-themed party . I drew the shape myself, placed on top of 11x15 sheet cake & carved! But, i also used a smaller rectangular-shaped cake??(forgot what size) to carve a small piece of the guitar 'arm' that was left off....i attached that with icing.
To me it would depend on how big you want the finished cake....how many servings you need.
Next take into consideration what other work you have to complete.
I guess I'm lazy.......I probably would use the pan.
Carve it! The shape of a Guitar Hero guitar is totally different from a normal acoustic guitar (the only type of guitar pan I've ever seen), so even if you use the pan you'll still end up carving a bunch, and I find that it's much easier to carve a cake from scratch than to try and alter a shaped cake (carving and adding extra pieces).
The shape of a Guitar Hero guitar is totally different from a normal acoustic guitar.
That's true. Personally, i think the cake pan makes an ugly guitar...and it's kind of outdated.
I prefer carving whatever the end item is to be - otherwise I'd be up to my eyebrows in "unitasker" pans. I have my rounds (a few diff diams), my squares (diff dims) and knives - oh, and a very small kitchen!
Good luck, can't wait to see the end result!!!
Carve it! I made one last year for my future stepson's birthday, and he loved it. It was the first cake I had ever carved...which surprised everyone because my family knows I can't even draw a stick figure...lol.
Oh, I missed the bit about guiter hero......yep, they are a different shape.