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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 15

Cake mix, purchased frosting and candies create an easy-to-do music-lover's cake. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Tray or cardboard (19x11 inches), covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil
1
to 1 1/2 containers Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Green and yellow food colors
10
small gumdrops
1
tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker™ orange decorating gel
1
thin chocolate wafer cookie
18
tart and tangy round candies
1
stick gum
Pull-and-peel red licorice

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • 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.
  • Cut cake to form guitar body. Cut 9x2-inch strip for guitar neck. Arrange guitar and neck piece on tray and decorate.
  • 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.
  • Freezing the unfrosted cake pieces keeps crumbs in check so they won't get into the frosting.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving (Cake and Frosting Only)
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
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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