My nephew is an amazing musician and self taught guitarist. So for his birthday I wanted to make his cake musical.
I baked two rectangle cakes and carved them up something like this.
The pick guard and the sides of the body were painted with a brown mixture of gel food colors. To make the colors mix better and to keep them liquid add a few drops of vodka. Alcohol will evaporate whereas water will dissolve your fondant.
I couldn’t figure out how on earth to do the strings. I knew if I had a pasta cutter I could have run some fondant through on the spaghetti setting, but I didn’t have one of those, so after a few tries and failed ideas, I just rolled the fondant as thin as I could. Here’s a hint when working with thin fondant pieces, use shortening on your hands, it keeps it pliable and it won’t crack as it starts to dry.
It’s somewhat cartoonish, but I was happy with it.
And I think Josh liked it too!
Remember this face, it just might be famous someday.
Happy Birthday Josh!