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Electric Guitar Cake

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  • Prep 1 hr 30 min
  • Total 4 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12
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Music lovers, here's a sweet cake that's made just for you. Print out this template and use it as a guide to cutting and assembling your guitar.
Created Oct 6, 2010
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  • 1 pkg Betty Crocker* SuperMoist* Golden or Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • Tray or foil-covered cardboard (19x11 inches)

  • 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) Betty Crocker* Creamy Deluxe* Chocolate Frosting (from 1 tub)
  • Black food colour
  • 2 3/4 cups (675 mL) Betty Crocker* Creamy Deluxe* White Frosting (from 2 tubs)
  • Desired food colour for guitar
  • 4 pieces black licorice coil, uncoiled, or string licorice
  • 4 small chewy fruit candies in desired colours
  • 6 chewy fruit-flavoured gumdrops (not sugar coated) in desired colour
  • 2 candy-coated tropical fruit candies in desired colour


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350ºF (325ºF for dark or nonstick pan). Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan, using water, oil and eggs. Cool 10 minutes; remove cake from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Refrigerate or freeze cake 1 hour or until firm.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix chocolate frosting and black food color to make black frosting. In small bowl, mix 1/3 cup vanilla frosting and black food color to make gray frosting. Place gray frosting and 2/3 cup white vanilla frosting in separate resealable plastic freezer bags; seal bags. Cut small bottom corner off each bag. In another medium bowl, mix remaining vanilla frosting and desired food color to make guitar color.
  • 3
    Using serrated knife, cut rounded top off cake to level surface; place cake cut side down. Cut cake as shown in template. Place cake pieces on tray as directed in template, attaching to tray with small amount of frosting.
  • 4
    To "crumb-coat" cake, spread thin layer of guitar frosting over top and sides of guitar body to seal in crumbs. With black frosting, crumb-coat top and sides of guitar neck and headstock. Refrigerate or freeze cake 30 to 60 minutes to set frosting.
  • 5
    Frost entire cake with same colors. If desired, place remaining black frosting in resealable plastic freezer bag and cut small bottom corner off bag to pipe frosting. To extend guitar neck 1 to 2 inches onto body of guitar, pipe and fill in neck with black frosting. With white vanilla frosting, pipe and fill in contrasting design on body of guitar. On white design, pipe black rectangle about 1 inch from end of neck to create pickup. With gray frosting, pipe on frets, bridge and any additional accents as desired. For strings, add black licorice. Add small fruit candies at ends of strings. For tuning pegs, add gumdrops. For buttons on body, add tropical fruit candies.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Special Touch: Make it your way. Guitar can be made with any color, and you can use your favorite candies for decorations.

Nutrition Information

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