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Does anyone have the instructions on how to do a L/A/G? Please P/E or post.

My brother-in - law loves country and western music ( we all do) is getting married next month and I offered to make his grooms cake.

Because of the heat wave in these parts, I finally have sometime to practice Yee haaa!
This kid plays all kinds of instruments so I decided on a guitar. I really want to suprise him with a guitar cake. What do you think?


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post #2 of 17
check the galleries...lots of examples there.

most are just large sheet cakes cut to shape

biggest debate is what to use for strings -- spaghetti or fishing line or string or yarn.
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post #3 of 17
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Doug, Thanks for the feedback!

I just did some research and found some great examples.
I figured that I would have to draw, copy and cut out from a large sheet cake...
Oh myyyyy- this should be interesting! icon_cool.gificon_cool.gificon_cool.gif
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I'm getting ready to try one myself because my brother's birthday is coming up and he makes custom guitars we will have to trade ideas and help!
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post #5 of 17
Use a large round pan, a smaller round pan, cut them so they fit together to make a guitar shape. Then maybe cut here and there to give it a more uniform shape.

Would either use mini loaf pans, or a sheet cake cut up for the neck. Use fondant accents for the bridge.

Man, I can't believe I am a guitarist of 9 years now, and haven't made a guitar yet...heh.
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Doug, Thanks for the feedback!

I just did some research and found some great examples.
I figured that I would have to draw, copy and cut out from a large sheet cake...
Oh myyyyy- this should be interesting! icon_cool.gificon_cool.gificon_cool.gif



or borrow someones guitar and trace it! (offer cake!)
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post #7 of 17
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Doug,

I purchased a Wilton's guitar pan, with the pic and instructions. What I'm going to do is to copy the pic, blow it up and trace it- make a pattern. So, moving forward I can use it again. I did this with a snow white for a BCTF - that thing was over a foot long - it was crazy and fun ( when I was finished with that project of course) icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif

I'm going to scarve the body out from a sheet cake ( like you mentioned) etc. but, I'm wondering about the neck of the darn thing, do you ( or anyone ) have any idea how to approach carving that part?

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post #8 of 17
i f you look in the galleries you see two basic options...

1) all cake full height of body and then decorated to look like frets,etc.

2) piece of carboard or very thin wood, covered in fondant supported at the tuning end by one or two dowels.
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i just delivered an electric guitar cake yesterday morning and posted the picture last nite...check it out in my photos. I did exactly what I have seen suggested...spaghetti for the strings- worked like a dream after I found some straight pieces! I cut the cake from a 12 X 18 sheet cake after going to Best Buy and actually tracing a guitar from off the shelf. I had to down size it a little bit to fit my pan, and piece together the neck, but it worked like a dream. I took pictures from beginning to end as well, so if I can help in any way, let me know. Maybe someone even still has their pattern and they could snail mail you a copy! icon_wink.gif
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...after going to Best Buy and actually tracing a guitar from off the shelf. ...



I bet that was interesting icon_surprised.gif ....did you get pics of that to share? icon_lol.gif

ah, the ingenuity and somestimes, desperation, of cake decorators to get that perfect cake!!! icon_rolleyes.gif

great job on your guitar!!
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Thanks for those links! that was very nice -I already bookmark them.icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif

msauer,

I am in the process of making my own pattern. However, good old Doug was wright - ingenuity and desperation, of cake decorators to get that perfect cake!!! I haven't gotten there as yet - I think!
My main concern is that darn neck.

And Yes- Doug,
I would prefer to have it look like as real as possible. I'm looking over your specific instructions. I'm SURE that I will have more questions!

Yikes!
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post #13 of 17
check ebay, wilton made a gutiar pan
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post #14 of 17
I've done quite a few guitar cakes - 2 of them are in my galery. I've made the body of my guitars out of a sheet cake and carved. I've made the neck out of styrafoam covered in fondant.

I've tried 3 different methods for the strings - the first was spagetti....I did not like the look of that. My guitars were all life size so I had to piece 2 or 3 strands of spagetti together to get the right length and it just didn't look straight enough for me. For the other two I used DMC floss (for cross stitching) and blending filliment (also for cross stitching). I tied the string to thumb tacks and pressed into the fondant covered cake - or into the styrafoam neck.

Take a look at mine - one maroon and one purple...if you like the techniques I used I'd be happy to provide you with more detail.

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post #15 of 17
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jackson,
Thanks for that REMINDER! a few months ago my husband and I did go on ebay and found some pans. There were a few from Thailand which was quiet interesting. Eventhough I prefer freehand work, I'm going to get a pan for a backup just in case. thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif


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I love your pics. I think I'm going to use real guitar strings- just wondering- how will they hold up on the bridge, wha do you think?

Thanx you both
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