Guitar Cake

Decorating By zoe robinson Updated 20 Mar 2014 , 8:51am by Kadesan

zoe robinson Posted 20 Jan 2014 , 6:55pm
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Not sure what to charge my cousin for a 16th birthday guitar cake, its for her son and she said not to big a cake. Just want some advice, I don't have my own business, I just make them from home mainly for family members. any advice appreciated.

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MUDDY828 Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 2:13am
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since it's family, twice the cost of the ingredients that way you get something and they appreciate it more :) and yes you can charge more than that.

MUDDY828 Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 2:21am
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I did this one for my sons 18th birthday 

dukeswalker Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 4:26am
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Les Paul Electric guitar for a 16yo's B-day.  Done is the Sunburst style...Triple chocolate cake/vanilla buttercream - MMF...everything is edible, except for the strings - they are done with embroidery floss

FYI - The details take a TON of time.  

MBalaska Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 4:31am
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both of your guitar cakes look like tons of work and lots of time invested.  Pretty good cakes!

zoe robinson Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 7:27pm
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Thank you for your advice MUDDY828 and dukeswalker much appreciated, and your guitar cakes looks fab! hope mine look as good. i will post a pic when it's done xx

dukeswalker Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 9:49pm
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Oh, and to get all of the details right I printed out detailed plans for the guitar I was recreating and then scaled then down to size so that I could cut them out and trace them as needed.  After they dried I airbrushed them silver/gold/etc. I also used string for the guitar stings (nothing else looked quite right....)

zoe robinson Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 10:43pm
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That is a great idea, i will try that.

MUDDY828 Posted 23 Jan 2014 , 3:28am
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http://3amigostravelblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/project-complete.html

 

complete details on my cake board and guitar cake

MBalaska Posted 23 Jan 2014 , 4:16am
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Muddy:  as I said above that's a cool cake, but that's a really well logged photo tutorial on your guitar cake.

 

You really 'rocked' it by keeping the photo's going.  And nice of you to share with the CC cakers.

MUDDY828 Posted 23 Jan 2014 , 2:08pm
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ty can't wait to see your cake, you do such nice work.

zoe robinson Posted 23 Jan 2014 , 11:15pm
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Love your tutorial! thanks for sharing.

dukeswalker Posted 25 Jan 2014 , 4:26pm
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MBalaska Posted 25 Jan 2014 , 8:49pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by helen4u 
 


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dreamacres Posted 26 Jan 2014 , 5:15pm
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Finished my guitar cake and used some of the ideas here.  So love Cake Central and everyone's willingness to share

zoe robinson Posted 26 Jan 2014 , 8:03pm
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That look's so cool, great job! Im not doing my guitar cake till July, but still nervous, just hope i do as good a job as the cake's you's guy's have shared!

Kadesan Posted 19 Mar 2014 , 4:53pm
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Finished my guitar cake and used some of the ideas here.  So love Cake Central and everyone's willingness to share


Beautiful cake! If you don't mind me asking; what did you eventually use for the strings please? Thanks.

dreamacres Posted 19 Mar 2014 , 9:21pm
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Beautiful cake! If you don't mind me asking; what did you eventually use for the strings please? Thanks.

Thank you.  I tried many things but ended up using silver elastic cording.

Kadesan Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 8:51am
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Thank you.  I tried many things but ended up using silver elastic cording.

Thanks for sharing :)

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