Last week I was asked to make a copy of a Fender Stratocaster for a 40th birthday cake and this is the result. The cake itself was a very sophisticated coffee and walnut using real espresso – not a flavour I have done much recently but I had forgotten how nice it tastes.
The body of the guitar is entirely edible as are the strings though the fret board is foam core cut into shape and covered in fondant before being decorated. I had originally planned to make this part edible too but the perfect pastillage fret board I had drying met with a nasty, sticky end thanks to my two-year-old deciding to eat half of it. After that I didn’t have the drying time to make another so it was back to old faithful foam core.
I have in mind several things I want to do with guitar cakes in future if I can a) make a wooden tiered stand for them so I can carve the cake as if it is standing upright, b) make the fret board entirely edible and screwed into the cake so it doesn’t need to be supported at the far end and c) use real guitar strings just for the hell of it as long as I can make sure they are tight.
Anyway, for now, here are the guitar cake pictures….
The original picture sent to me by the client
My cake copy of it…