Since I don't have a guitar cake pan, I made two 9 x 13 cakes and then cut them. I needed the cakes to be nice and thick so I doubled the batter in each pan. Whew! Those cakes baked for an hour each!
After cutting the cakes into an electric guitar shape (or atleast, my version of an electric guitar shape, ha ha!) I spread on a thin coat of icing called a 'crumb coat'. That way, all the little crumbs would be sealed in and wouldn't show once I started decorating.
Next, it was time to color the buttercream icing! (Thank you, Mindy, for your frosting recipe! Yummy!) I made red, orange, and yellow buttercream icing, and the silver/ gray icing was actually chocolate buttercream with a few drops of black coloring.
And three hours later... here is the rock star guitar cake! I think it would be so fun to take a cake decorating class so I would know how to really do all this stuff, but I do love this little hobby, even if I'm no professional!
Here are some fun pictures from Austin's party! It was at Young's Gym, and our girls had SO much fun! They were tired after all the jumping, climbing, and running! It was a great way to spend our Saturday afternoon together.