My Guitar Cake Is Done!

Decorating By chanielisalevy Updated 28 Jan 2010 , 10:22pm by ljudd1969

chanielisalevy Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 2:05pm
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Thanks to the CC'ers who gave me advice about this cake. It was a HUGE hit with the groom (he's a family friend) (he picked it up and danced around with it, playing it like a real guitar! He was a bit drunk! smile The sheet music on the cake board was his favorite artist. I photocopied music, made a collage, then covered foam core with it then covered in contact paper. The arm was foam core, strings are thread. Guitar itself is cake painted with food coloring in different shades to resemble wood. TONS of fun to do, but happy it's done. Thansk for all the tips.

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Kiddiekakes Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 2:06pm
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You should be very proud..The cake is awesome!!! I'm glad he liked it!!

Donnagardner Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 2:21pm
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Awesome cake.

Lcubed82 Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 2:35pm
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Fantastic workmanship! How fun that he was so excited!

Uniqueask Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 2:40pm
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It is absoutely fabulous, Wow you did an amazing job, Now I want to try one, Did you use buttercream or fondant? Because you were asking about buttercream, and it is so smooth, and what size pans did you use? sorry for all the questions. and again Awesome Job.

Mike1394 Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 4:18pm
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That's a dam nice cake.


anhdau Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 8:20pm
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wow... wonderful cake

djs328 Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 8:32pm
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Gorgeous!!! Wood graining looks AWESOME! icon_smile.gif

JGMB Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 11:39pm
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Wow!!!! I wish you lived closer -- I'd hire you to make one for my guitarist son. Heaven knows, I'll never have the nerve (nor the talent icon_redface.gif ) to make him one myself. Yours is fantastic!

chanielisalevy Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 9:48pm
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Thanks to all - It was fondant, to answer your question. I brushed the sides and tops with brown wilton food coloring diluted with lemon extract. I used a stronger concentration for the sides. The streakiness made the woodgrain look. I baked the cake in a full sheet pan, torted and filled with buttercream which gave me the 5" height I needed for the realistic height of the cake. Then just carved it. Very surprised how easy and fast the whole project was, and of course happy the groom was so psyched!

icer101 Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 10:03pm
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great work... looks great..

ljudd1969 Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 10:22pm
post #12 of 12 did an amazing job! That looks fantastic!

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