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Monday, June 28, 2010

Because Bass Players are Sexy...

So after my first attempt with fondant, my sister wanted to try it out. She decided she wanted to make a guitar cake. We made the cake late Sunday night and let it cool over night. Then we cut the neck and laid it on the board.

Then we made the template for the body of the guitar and cut out around it

Then a thin coating of frosting


Then color the fondant and roll out. It takes two people on a big cake to place the fondant on the cake. Make sure you smooth it out over the cake and seal the edges by pressing.




Continue this with all colors for all sections of the cake. Shape the other items to decorate and add finishing touches. Secure pieces with royal icing (egg whites and powdered sugar)




Here's what we learned in our cake:

Make sure you leave enough room for 6 strings, otherwise your electric guitar becomes a bass!!

Wilton's Forest Green coloring doesn't take as much as the other colors when coloring fondant

Making strings is a lot harder than you'd think

The recipe for chocolate cake on the back of the Hershey cocoa box is very moist, which is great for the cake, but a little harder to carve

All in all, her first try and my second try at working with fondant was a lot of fun and it didn't turn out that bad.

3 comments:

Ott, A. said...

I like the purple color!!! very creative.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Oh fun! Good for you for trying such a big cake. I have never used fondant, but love to watch all the cake challenge shows, on TV, and think it looks fun, but very difficult. So, good for you! Thanks for linking to TMTT.

Jen said...

Thanks! We had a blast. My first attempt was the pizza cake. That was so much easier. Getting the fondant to be smooth on top of a carved cake was a lot harder than you'd realize! I don't think I'll be making cakes with fondant anymore, but we sure did have fun experimenting.

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