Rock-star’s Guitar Cake


Jovan got the idea to do a big party for Rocky with a full-size replica of one of his guitars.  Stormie sneaked into his office and traced his favorite, a Gibson electric, and here is what we came up with: a traditional white cake (4 Duncan Hine's mixes, augmented) with strawberry moistening syrup, strawberry filling and buttercream icing. 

We made the knobs and gadgets from pastillage, which is technically edible, but would break your teeth if you really tried to eat it.  The pick guard was tinted white chocolate.  We decided to just create the "neck" of the guitar (which I kept calling the "leg" or the "arm" and any number of other body parts because I am a dork) from 3 layers of foam core with icing.



The guitar cakes we saw on the internet generally had piped icing "strings," but they usually looked wiggly and crooked so we opted for some gold-toned cord from Stormie's jewelry-making supplies, which was cute, but couldn't be pulled taut.  This aggravated Stormie to no end.  I kept saying, "It's just a cake."  She kept saying, "This is not just a cake."  I think she may have actually wanted Rocky to be able to play the cake?


NOTE TO SELF: I see a lot of strange cakes in my future.  I don't even bake!?!?

Photos: the finished product, note the framed photo of Rocky playing the guitar; Rocky checking out the work on it; Rocky and his very proud father, Dave

13 thoughts on “Rock-star’s Guitar Cake

  1. It was the coolest cake!  You all did such a good job!  P. S.  Happy Birthday Mom!  I am a little early… will be your birthday in 1 hour and 6 minutes;o)

    :) It was pretty perfect though, huh?
    I think this was my favorite of all the cakes we’ve made so far…and I’m sure there will be MANY more to come!

  3. That is such a sweet looking cake!  I bet Rocky loved it.  What a great idea, Jovan.  Mom, you and Stormie did an excellent job! 

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  5. Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your post seem to be running off the screen in Ie. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The design look great though! Hope you get the problem resolved soon. Thanks

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