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Guitar Cake


Strike a chord that?s sure to charm. Add realistic dimension to a Guitar Pan cake with wood-tone icing and piped details.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
Skill Level: Somewhat Easy

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Step 1

Prepare Icing
We suggest that you tint all icings at one time while cake cools. Refrigerate tinted icings in covered containers until ready to use.

Make 4 1/2 cups buttercream icing:
Tint 2 1/4 cups dark brown (add a little red to brown) (thin 1 1/4 cups with 1 tablespoon and 1/4 teaspoon light corn syrup)
Tint 3/4 cup brown (add yellow color to brown)
Tint 1/2 cup black
Reserve 1 cup white (thin 1/2 cup with 1/2 teaspoon light corn syrup)

Step 2

Decorate in Order

Use thinned dark brown icing and spatula to ice sides of guitar and fingerboard smooth.

Step 3

Use thinned white icing and spatula to ice sides around fingerboard and headstock smooth.

Step 4

Use black icing and spatula to ice headstock and sound hole smooth.

Step 5

Use tip 3 and black icing to encircle sound holes.

Step 6

Use tip 3 and black icing to pipe dot tuners.

Step 7

Use tip 16 and black icing to cover bridge with stars.

Step 8

Use tip 16 and brown icing to cover guitar body with stars.

Step 9

Use tip 3 and white icing to pipe horizontal frets and then pipe vertical strings.

Step 10

Use tip 3 and white icing to pipe dots to cover ends of strings.

Step 11

Use tip 21 and white icing to pipe shell bottom border around fingerboard.

Step 12

Use tip 21 and dark brown icing to pipe shell bottom border around guitar body.

Step 13

Baking Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F or temperature per recipe directions. Your cake will unmold easily, without sticking, when you prepare the pan properly. Grease the inside of pan using a pastry brush and solid vegetable shortening (do not use butter, margarine or liquid vegetable oil). Spread the shortening so that all indentations are covered. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons flour inside pan and shake so that flour covers all greased surfaces.

Turn pan upside down and tap lightly to remove excess flour. If any shiny spots remain, touch up with more shortening and flour to prevent cake from sticking. (You can use vegetable oil pan spray or vegetable oil pan spray with flour, in place of solid shortening and flour, or use Wilton Cake Release, for perfect, crumb-free cakes or Bake Easy Non-Stick Spray for easy release).

Make one 2-layer cake mix according to package or recipe directions. Pour the cake batter into pan, and if necessary, spread the batter around with a spatula to fill all areas of the pan evenly. Be careful not to touch sides or bottom of pan.

Bake cake on middle rack of 350°F oven for 30-40 minutes or until cake tests done according to recipe directions.

Remove cake from oven and cool on cake rack for 10 minutes. While the cake is still in the pan, carefully slice off the raised center portion of the cake. This allows the cake to sit more level and helps prevent cracking.

To remove cake from pan, place cooling rack against cake and turn both cake rack and pan over. Lift pan off carefully. Cool cake at least one hour. Brush loose crumbs off cake. To transfer cake to serving board, hold a cake board against cake and turn both cake and rack over. Lift off rack. Hold another board against bottom of cake and turn cake over. Be sure to hold cake, rack and board close together while turning to prevent cake from cracking.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cake was the first cake I ever made and it turned out very cute. Make sure when you are making it that you focus on the details first especially at the top of the guitar the hardest part of this cake was making the strings even and straight so make sure to go slow and plan out where you will be making your strings before you start other then the strings it is pretty straight forward and you should get done within an hour and a half after you mix up all your frosting.
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made this cake for a 5year old.(was not that easy to get the strings straight- but managed to do it- added piping gel to it- it came out well.only problem was the Wilton cake pan was not deep enough to get a good height. I had to bake 3cakes and fix it together....(to have a 3layer cake) had to spend extra time to do that. It would have been great if Wilton had deep cake pans.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made this cake for a child's birthday with a rockstar theme. The only problem I encountered was to find the right mixture of the colors. I used buttercream for easy decorating, I suggest you use it too. The cake turned out perfectly with my cake mix, so make sure you follow the instructions for the guitar cake pan before use.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The difficult part of this cake is getting the guitar strings straight. I ruler edge pressed into the cake slightly would have made this much easier. Unfortunately, I didn't think of that until after I had made the cake. Other than that, the cake was fairly easy to make.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I agree with the other poster that the strings are the hardest part. Keeping the same pressure and making sure it gets from point A to point B without shaking and evenly spaced is tricky. But it looks great and all the guitar players around want one!
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made this cake for a 2 year old. He and his parents loved it!! The design was fairly easy - the hardest part to get the strings striaght. Very easy to make any color adjustments necessary to match a particular guitar.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake for my husband and he loved it. I found it to be very easy. The instructions were great. I used a darker brown to mimic his acoustic.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake for my cousin who plays the guitar and it turned out wonderful. Thank you Wiltons for your great directions and designs.
Date published: 2011-05-12
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