Hannah Montana Electric Guitar Cake
by Melissa Andrade
(San Antonio, Texas,USA)
Brace yourself! This is a good three days of cake work! I used a real guitar as a guide on this cake. Three days in advance, Make all the knobs, screws, and tuners out of fondant and let dry.
To make the wammy bar, cut lollipop sticks ( three peices ) and hot glue them together to get the bend in the bar. Let it dry. When it is dry, cover with fondant and let dry for a few days.
Brush all silver pieces and the wammy bar with silver shimmer dust. The day before you want the cake to be finished, use black royal icing to put decorations(numbers and words)on all the knobs.
Pipe the plus signs on the top of the screws. Let dry. Bake three 12 x 18 sheet cakes. Using wax paper or parchment paper make a stencil of the guitar by placing the paper on the guitar.(You may have to tape some together to get the paper big enough). Trace the body. Then trace the neck. Cut the shapes out.
With the first two sheet cakes, lay the body of the guitar wax paper in the middle of the cake. Cut around the paper to make the shape of the guitar with the cake. Do the same with the other cake. Put a filling or frosting on one and top with the other cake making it a two layer cake. Then frost.
With the last of the three sheet cakes, place the neck wax paper along the long edge of the cake. Careful you'll have just enough to do the whole neck and top. Cut the two necks and top out of the cake. Put those together and frost. Tint the fondant. Brown for the neck and the color of your choice for the body. Cover the neck, top, body seperately.
For the tuning knobs, stick a toothpick into the bottom of them. Then stick into the side of the top of the neck. Stick the wammy bar into its place. It needs a little more support so place a toothpick into the cake for the bar to rest on.
Roll out thin snakes of fondant and place onto the neck of the guitar with clear vanilla. Using tip 5 and a small amount of fondant make the small circles for the neck and put them in their place with clear vanilla.
You can use any shape of cookie cutter or none to decorate the body of the guitar. Just roll out fondant in your choice of color and cut the shapes out. Apply them to the cake with the vanilla.
I traced the Hannah Montana logo onto wax paper dusted with confectioners sugar and the cut the letters into the fondant. You could put any logo or shape you wanted on the cake. With royal icing instead of real strings (which wouldn't stay on the cake), I wrote Happy Birthday Hailey along the guitar neck in a squiggly manner mimicking a string on the guitar. Starting and stopping where one of the real strings would.
Lastly, border the bottom of the cake with a tip 12 simple line in the same color buttercream as the fondant on the cake. Once you have done this you are finished! Take a bow!
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