Pickulz Posted 19 May 2013 , 2:44pm
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Im attempting a guitar cake for a friend...and I still consider myself a newbie!

Does the cake need to be a sturdy?

If Im stacking cakes I usually use Sharon's Sturdy cake recipe (with the sour cream etc)...But since Im not stacking would it be ok just to use a basic doctored cake mix? I'll be covering with BC and then fondant? But will need to carve it into shape.

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Burgundycakes Posted 19 May 2013 , 7:43pm
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AI think you can use any cake for the guitar. You just need to freeze it enough to carve. I have used both sturdy and non-sturdy cakes for guitar cakes without any problem. I will post pictures once I can locate them.

Burgundycakes Posted 19 May 2013 , 7:45pm
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AI used a sturdy cake for this- marble cake with pecan buttercream [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3011468/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

I used non- sturdy cake for this - strawberry cake with strawberry filling [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3011469/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

Both were covered with marshmallow fondant.

Pickulz Posted 21 May 2013 , 8:05am
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Thanks so much!

Did you use the Betty Crocker template that's online?

Burgundycakes Posted 21 May 2013 , 9:11pm
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ANo, I made my own template by printing a guitar, expanding it and cutting out a template on a foam core.

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