I was tickled when my friend Holly asked if I could make a cake for her daughters Barbie – The Princess & The Popstar Birthday Party! When she asked if I could do a guitar cake I was even MORE excited!!! How totally awesome!!! You know me, I can’t just make a guitar cake… I have to make a STANDING guitar cake!
I enlarged a guitar shape in photoshop and used it to draw an electric guitar shape in 3/4 in thick wood. Then I cut it out with my jig saw! My kids love the Barbie movies so I quickly bought the new one for “research” to get the shape of the guitar just like the one in the movie.
once I cut it out I created shelves of more wood as well as built out the neck of guitar and covered it all with aluminum foil (we don’t want our cake/food touching raw wood!!!) Then I added rice krispy treats to the bottom, cause it’s light weight, and “glued” it in place with ganache, royal icing works too.
Then I started stacking the cake to the shape, also using Ganache to “glue” it together. You can choose to stack it the way I did, from the back, or upright, from the shelves. It took two oval cakes to get the right height, I barely had to carve any off the top!!! It was perfect!
To create the standing I screwed some metal corner brackets to the base (I used my jig saw and cut a star) and to the guitar shape. THEN I bent it back to the angle I thought would work best (and not fall over).
I covered the body of the guitar in purple, then sprayed it with a pearl sheen to glitter-fy it! then added the fondant to the neck! Time to add all the details!!!
I dried fondant ovals to some covered wire and stuck them out the back for the string tighter’s. To hold the string I screwed some, well, screws right through the fondant into the wood.
on the other end I tied the string to some straight pins and shoved them right into the cake!
I covered the screws with fondant and I left some of the string hanging out, to look more real. I used upholstery string for the thickness.
And covered the other end with more fondant!
A close up of the details…
And the full guitar! I am still SOOO in love with how it turned out!!! Eeeek! I’d love love LOVE to create a realistic looking guitar, painting the fondant to look like real wood… anyone NEED one?Don't miss out on new posts. Subscribe to Ashlee Marie by Email Some of the links in my posts may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Thank you for supporting Ashlee Marie when you shop!