After several posts for advice and after reading MANY tutorials on here, I finished my nephew's guitar cake. This was the most involved cake I've ever done and it completely kicked my but! It was my first time covering a cake in fondant, first time using RKT and first time carving something this size. It was a life size replica of his guitar!
There were so many things I wished I would have done, but all lessons for next time! But my nephew was blown away when he saw this thing (it was a surprise)!
Thanks to everyone for all your advice & help
Edit...ok I can't seem to post the pic, but hopefully the link will work:
and if you are interested here is a link to the actual guitar...completely crazy looking thing (sigh teenagers)!
Fantastic job! my brother would love that
Fantastic Job!!! and not to mention you also covered the cake in Black fondant - that's a huge task in it's self.
Nice job, you nailed it! I'm doing a replica of my son's guitar that he plays in his band as a surprise groom's cake for his wedding. Hope mine turns out as nice as yours!
Awesome job! He's going to love it!
all I can say is WOW
Thank you everyone! There are so many things I learned from this cake. I had never covered a cake with fondant and I didn't have enough (I used Satin Ice). So I had some seams. Also, I was given the advice to use RKT for the "points" of the guitar. I completely forgot and then the weight of the fondant crushed the cake points after a few hours But again, I learned ALOT and am so grateful for the helpful advice and tutorials on here. I could never have accomplished this without it! I had intended to use angel hair for the strings, but forgot to bring royal icing with me. (I had to transport this thing almost 2 hours). I tried using floral wire but I couldn't pull it taught, so in the end I scrambled and used sewing thread! But my nephew and his teenage buddies were totally impressed