Sweet Taste of Music

Our close friend, Jason, wanted to surprise his wife with an electric guitar and amp cake.   He wanted both to be chocolate, guitar to have fondant and amp to be buttercream.

We baked an 8″ square for the amp.  We cut out a square for the speaker to be inset into the cake.  We then covered the cake with a yellowish brown buttercream.  We rolled a thin piece of black fondant and pressed a grid pattern into it to resemble a speaker and set it in place.  We created the handle on top with fondant.  We used a small strip of fondant for the logo on the front and piped Fender with buttercream.

We baked a 12″ square cake and cut the shape of the guitar.  We cut away a small section for the neck to sit flush with the guitar.  The neck was created from styrofoam (my husband has amazing skills!), wrapped in fondant and painted black.  We covered the body in buttercream, fondant and painted black as well. We created the knobs, strap holders, pickups  and tuning knobs with fondant painted with silver luster dust.  We piped on the frets, strings and logo.

After 8 hours, both bakes were complete.

We opened up our home for the surprise party and had a rockin’ good time!

Happy Birthday, Mel!  We love you and hope you had a lovely time and enjoyed the cake as much as we enjoy having you in our lives!

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