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?Ashlee Marie by Email