A guitar cake pan is the perfect tool to kick off any musicians birthday party. A simple cake pan like this can be decorated as an acoustic guitar, a bass guitar, an electric guitar, or even the Guitar Hero guitar for a GH party. The best thing is that the cake is not difficult to decorate so even the most novice decorators can get great results. In this post I want to offer some tips for decorating this cake, as well as show you where to get it cheap.
Since there are so many different ways to decorate a guitar shaped cake pan, it’s important that you have a good picture or an actual guitar to work from. The more time you spend finding this important piece, the better your cake will come out because of your increased understanding of the guitar’s shape.
The only tough thing that you’ll come across when decorating this cake is making sure that the strings (if you choose to add them) come out parallel and straight. To get this right, decorate the body and the neck of the guitar first, then take a straight-edge and carefully lay it into the cake where the strings are going to be. Don’t push hard or the icing will bunch up on the sides, all you want to do is give yourself a groove to guide the icing or gel that you’re going to add. Remember that a guitar has six strings, so it works best to figure out the center of the neck then add three straight lines from each side of center. The section that leads to the tuning post (the very top) will still have to be done freehand, but the rest of your lines will be neat and straight.
If you’re making a Guitar Hero birthday cake spend the extra few minutes to bake the “buttons” rather than just decorating the squares right onto the cake. I’ve seen this done both ways, and it makes a huge difference. To bake the buttons use a sheet pan with parchment paper and put a ladle full of cake batter for each button onto the paper. Bake it at the normal temperature for 6-8 minutes, or until it’s done. After they’re cool, peel them from the paper and cut the buttons out with a knife. Adhere them to the cake with a dab of icing and you’re ready to rock!
Amazon has guitar cake pans for about $12, which is a great price. Check them out here.
eBay is usually the place to get the best prices on cake pans. Below you’ll see the current listings for all of the guitar cake pans that they currently have. Most of them are new, some are used, but they all should be a great price.