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Sunday, March 6, 2011

The 'Rock Star' cake adventure

Emma Grace was invited to a Rock Star party! Her friend, Austin, was turning 6 and he wanted to celebrate with a rock-n-roll theme. Austin is a sweet little boy in Emma Grace's Wednesday night discipleship class at church. Austin's mother, Joy, needed someone to make a guitar cake for the party. I love to bake and I offered to make Austin's cake as our birthday gift. I have never made a 'rock star' guitar cake, so it was an adventure! wink! Here is the picture Joy gave me to give me an idea of the decorations:
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.
(The little red haired boy in the picture above is Austin! )

"Come near to God and he will come near to you." James 4:8


  1. Looks awesome, Sarah!!! Great work! :)

  2. ...you did a great job Dolly!!!! I 'll bet will be a cake Austin won't ever forget,you are soooo
    creative,wonderful job!

  3. OH MY!!! It turned out awesome! I was so excited to see this post this morning. And sat with anticipation as I scrolled down but didn't want to peek ahead. It was beautiful!!!!! ☺ I bet he was so excited!! Ok, so my list continues for you Sarah McNeill...I now have to add "cake master" to my list of names for you!! ♥ Love ya!

  4. Not really ... we know the date and we know where we're going but until James gets home we won't get a place picked to live or anything. We're thinking about a visit at Easter but it will depend on when James comes home. Otherwise we'll be there mid May!

  5. WOW!!! Can you do my cake next!!!!Nice work!!!

    Nice seeing you on sunday!!Hope you have a great week!!!

  6. Wow, you did great! I didn't know about that hidden talent! :) Wish we lived closer together so I could hire you.