I was asked with two days’ notice to produce a chocolate guitar shaped cake for about 15 people. I was so excited about his project I didn’t even flinch about the lack of time! This design features handpainted detail on the guitar and banner and edible glitter.
Here’s how it turned out:
How I did it:
- Shape the cake: I cut out the Guitar cake pattern and placed it on top my baked, cold cake (refrigerating your cake makes carving easier); With a serrated knife carefullycarve the extra cake around the pattern. Cut a 25 cm by 12,5 cm rectangle of cake and position it on top of the smallest part of the guitar body. You can find the
- I then sliced the cake horizontally and filled and crum coated it with frosting.
- I covered the guitar’s main body in brown fondant and the extra rectangle in black fondant.
- Using the guitar pattern, I cut ou thin sheet of white fondant and placed it on top of the guitar body.
- Using vodka and edible brown colouring powder I handpainted the white panel with a very small powder concentration first. After the first coat, gradually mix in more powder in the alcohol to create fine streaks.
- I cut a long strip of black fondant, about 12,5 x 35 cm and made horizontal indentations. I then placed it on top of the guitar’s “arm” and partially on the body.
- I made strings by rolling out white fondant.
- The “happy birthday” banner was handpainted using super black gel food coloring.
- The half-moon detail was a piece of thin white fondant covered in edible silver glitter.