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.