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Guitar Cake

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Guitar Cake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 15
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Cake mix, purchased frosting and candies create an easy-to-do music-lover's cake.
Updated Jul 19, 2011

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2
    Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Refrigerate or freeze cake about 1 hour or until firm.
  • 3
    Using serrated knife, cut rounded top off cake to level surface; place cake cut side down. Cut 9x2-inch strip of cake as shown in diagram for guitar neck. Cut body of guitar from remaining cake. Place pieces on tray.
  • 4
    Place 1/2 cup frosting in small bowl. Stir in 4 to 6 drops green food color. Into remaining vanilla frosting, stir 6 drops yellow food color. Attach guitar neck to body with small amount of frosting. Frost guitar neck with a thin layer of green frosting and frost top and sides of guitar body with a thin layer of yellow frosting to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate or freeze cake 30 to 60 minutes to set frosting. Frost entire cake with same colors.
  • 5
    Press 3 gumdrops on each side of neck for tuning pegs. On neck, draw crosswise lines with decorating gel, 1 inch apart, for frets. Place wafer cookie on center of body. Place tart and tangy candies around wafer cookie. Place stick of gum 1 inch under wafer cookie. Place licorice on neck for strings. Press remaining gumdrops into frosting below gum stick. Store loosely covered.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Create an attractive display by covering a piece of sturdy cardboard with wrapping paper, then plastic food wrap. Stretch and secure with tape. Or cover cardboard with foil or cooking parchment paper.
  • tip 2
    This cake can be frosted using 1 container of frosting. If you like a generous amount of frosting, you may want to have another container on hand.
  • tip 3
    Freezing the unfrosted cake pieces keeps crumbs in check so they won't get into the frosting.

Nutrition

350 Calories, 15g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 52g Total Carbohydrate, 36g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving (Cake and Frosting Only)
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
130
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
290mg
12%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
36g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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