Guitar Cake Advice... Please Help

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CrazyCoolCakes Posted 13 Mar 2014 , 4:44am
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I am making an acoustic guitar for a friends birthday on the weekend.

I just want to know what the best kind of cake is for carving and fondant?


Also if anyone has made a guitar before what kind of decorations/icings/lollies did you use?


Right now Im looking at licorice, lollipops and chocolate fingers.


Any ideas?

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DaysCakes Posted 13 Mar 2014 , 9:26am
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This is a quick cake I did for my son's 18th a while back (he's 23 now!).  It's his Fender strat that we bought him in the same colours.  I only did it a couple of days before his birthday as we hadn't picked up the guitar at that point.  I used coloured piping gel and royal icing.  The cake I used was madeira cake.  There is a British cake designer who has done completely freestanding cakes - she is Lara from Tasty Cakes.  She does some amazing work.

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mattyeatscakes Posted 13 Mar 2014 , 9:52am
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AYup aame here, i used the wilton guitar cake pan and covered and decorated the cake with fondant. No carving! [IMG][/IMG]

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BeckyRink Posted 13 Mar 2014 , 11:25am
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You can use any recipe for a guitar cake, especially if it is laying down.  Chill the cake thoroughly before carving.  Roll your fondant to 1/8-1/16" thick and you won't have any problems.

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