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Friday, September 4, 2009

Guitar Hero Cake

Curtis's birthday rolled up this week and so it came time for Curtis to let me know what kind of cake he wanted. He suggested something that was kind of simple, but I was excited so I asked him to pick something else. I wanted him to challenge me. So, he came back with his decision.... he wanted a Guitar Hero cake.
Well... I guess I got what I wanted.

So, I did it... and I have to say, that I was very happy with how it turned out. In the end it wasn't too bad.

First I took a couple pieces of paper and drew out a guitar that I was going to use as a stencil. Once I had it drawn, I cut it out and figured out how many cakes I would need. This one took two box cakes. One for the body of the guitar and one for the neck.

Once I cut out the cake I placed the pieces in the freezer until the sides were stiff..... you can't put the frosting on the cake very easily with all the crumbs falling off. Once it was frozen enough I put the white frosting on first and the placed it in the freezer again. Then I frosted with the black frosting. Do the black frosting last... it is easy to keep the black out of the white than the white out of the black. When the body of the guitar is finished attach the neck to the body and up the neck.

Since this cake is fairly large, you wont be able to keep the cake on a pan. I went to Michael's and got a foam board and covered it with tin foil. Not only did it hold the cake, but it was fun to write messages on the board when the cake was done.

But it was sure fun. Curtis was pretty excited about it. Definently a step up from last years Mario cake.


  1. That's a lot of effort, is seems, but well worth it for the result!

    I asked my daughter what she wanted me to make for her birthday cake this year.

    She said, "Mommy, I just want a cake from United, OK?" (That's a local grocery store chain with a bakery)

    Oh well. It was easier that way I guess!

  2. Happy Birthday Curtis!! What a way to rock it in!!! Very cool cake!

  3. What a fun cake! I come to you for all my caking needs. Thanks for great ideas!

  4. Wow Melis! It turned out way good!! Very impressed, I'm sorry we couldn't see it in person!

  5. Love this! I am totally copying it.

  6. wow..no way I could ever even attempt that. I have a hard time with the normal out of the box cakes...=) Hope you are doing great! xo

  7. This cake is amazing! Good for you for kicking it up a notch (or ten!)

  8. Hey the guitar shaped cake is a very nice idea to be implemented in my brother's birthday...He would surely love it.But can we get these kind of cakes on a cruise ship? Because we'll be on a trip to Alaska.
    alaska cruises