## Guitar Cake

By Chala86 Updated 8 Mar 2011 , 4:00pm by Chala86

Chala86 Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 9:20am
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I want to make my partner a guitar cake for his birthday. I would really like it to look realistic but, most definately, smaller than a real guitar - so scaled. I have never done something like this before and have absolutely no idea where to start. I want it to come out looking as much like this as possible http://www.dv247.com/assets/products/41478_l.jpg
Any tips/ideas would be great. Anyone got any ideas?

4 replies
sokelengl Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 12:03pm
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May be you can refer to this video. Her guitar cale is beautiful.

http://www.howdini.com/howdini-video-10457955.html

Lisa

Chala86 Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 2:21pm
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thank you

cakeyouverymuch Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 3:13pm
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When I made this one ( http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1924465 ), I started with a good diagram of an acoustic guitar. It was similar to this one: http://www.learn-acoustic-guitar.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/parts-of-the-acoustic-guitar.jpg . I scaled it up and printed it out, then used the measurements of the picture and scaled it up to fit the cake I was using. My printout was adjusted so that each centimeter on the picture could translate to 2 inches on the cake. Then, I made a template of the body of the guitar scaled to fit the cake I was using. My cake was a nine by thirteen, the width of the guitar in my picture was 4 centimeters, the width of the guitar template then became eight inches and I used that as my main measure, using the same formula for the length of the guitar body etc. I used the same formula to shape the neck of the guitar out of RKT. The main reason I went from 1 centimeter to 2 inches is because that was pretty straightforward, and I suck at math. Even so, I found myself having to use fractions (grrrrrrrrr).

One other point. I used buttercream under the fondant on mine. If I ever do another, I'd use ganache simply because the buttercream didn't give me the clean sharp edges that the real guitar has. I think ganache would do a much better job in that area.

HTH

Chala86 Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 4:00pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cakeyouverymuch

When I made this one ( http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1924465 ), I started with a good diagram of an acoustic guitar. It was similar to this one: http://www.learn-acoustic-guitar.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/parts-of-the-acoustic-guitar.jpg . I scaled it up and printed it out, then used the measurements of the picture and scaled it up to fit the cake I was using. My printout was adjusted so that each centimeter on the picture could translate to 2 inches on the cake. Then, I made a template of the body of the guitar scaled to fit the cake I was using. My cake was a nine by thirteen, the width of the guitar in my picture was 4 centimeters, the width of the guitar template then became eight inches and I used that as my main measure, using the same formula for the length of the guitar body etc. I used the same formula to shape the neck of the guitar out of RKT. The main reason I went from 1 centimeter to 2 inches is because that was pretty straightforward, and I suck at math. Even so, I found myself having to use fractions (grrrrrrrrr).

One other point. I used buttercream under the fondant on mine. If I ever do another, I'd use ganache simply because the buttercream didn't give me the clean sharp edges that the real guitar has. I think ganache would do a much better job in that area.

HTH

This is really helpful so thank you. Beautiful cake by the way