Sunday, May 27, 2012

Guitar Cake

This cake was made for a guitar teacher, from a student.
The teacher is recovering from hand surgery.

This is the teacher's guitar:

Step 1:


Step 2:

Bake Devil's Food Cake.

Step 3: 

Carve Cake.

Step 4:

Fill Cake with Ganache.

Step 5: 

Cover Cake with Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream.

OOPS! Forgot to snap a photo!

Step 6:

Cover cake with Marshmallow Fondant and decorate!

I debated for a long time whether or not to put strings on the Guitar.
Last time I made a Guitar cake, I didn't out of fear that I would ruin the cake.
My boyfriend told me "This one needs strings. You can do it baby, go nice and slow."
So I did.

I had lots of cake scraps leftover and about 1/2 cup of Ganache that I didn't want to go to waste.

So I pulled out a bag of mint chips that were close to expiring and some other ziplocks of candy melts that were too small in quantity to really accomplish anything else.

I'll never get tired of cake balls.

Using the Ganache instead of frosting really made these extra delicious.

...and the mint, was it good!

Here's the random mix of cake balls I had.
They were all delicious.