Just before Christmas my sister asked me to make a 50th birthday cake for her friend. The birthday man loves his music and was having a bit of a ‘jam’ session at his local bowling club to celebrate so I decided an electric guitar cake would be fun.
To be any fun…I had a crazy idea the guitar had to be a life size Fender Stratocaster. Here are the WIP shots.
For the wood grain effect I used the spray gun but got carried away so it ‘s a bit darker than I had liked.
Here’s a shot of the little bits and pieces going onto the cake.
I even managed to use a needle and thread for this cake. Yep, the guitar strings are a Perle 8 cotton(!) and I used the needle to thread them through the tuning pins.
It’s not everyday you blow out 50 candles so I made sure the birthday boy would have to huff and puff every single year of his age!
The cake was life size but not big enough to feed the whole party so I baked music themed cup cakes for the kids. The cakes were topped with music notes piped with royal icing.
For the cake stand I found some old vinyl records at the local op shop, bought a handle off ebay, googled some tutorials and $5 later had a pretty cool stand!
I loved how the cake stand turned out, might try this out with my stash of pretty cake plates!