In addition to having awesome friends that I make cakes for, I have an awesome bf who likes cakes too.
He is a musician, so last year I made him a guitar cake for his birthday. For his birthday party, he played a small and awesome concert for his close friends. Thus, the guitar cake was extra fitting.
The pictures aren’t great, so forgive me. Also, I don’t have step-by-step instructions. I found a used guitar-shaped cake pan on ebay (unlike the dog cake, where I used square/rectangle pans and performed surgery to create the desired shape).
It is a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting (OMG. I love cream cheese frosting. In case that wasn’t clear). I swirled together different shades of brown frosting to create the look of wood (at least, that was the idea). This was probably one of the yummiest cakes I have ever made. It was a Martha Stewart recipe. I left out a lot of the food coloring though, because putting a whole bottle of food coloring into a cake freaks me out. No one needs that much red dye in their stomachs.
Here are a few more pictures (taken with a cell phone, so pretty terrible quality):
This year, because of just starting a new grad program (damn those suits!) I wasn’t able to make a super fancy cake for his birthday. However, I still managed to make a spice cake with cream cheese frosting (aprons can’t be held down!).
Have you ever made cakes in awesome/ridiculous shapes? Do you love cream cheese frosting as much as I do? Let me know!