- Buy a guitar cake mould.
- Put a shed load of cake mix into the mould and bake it. I went for a good old trusty chocolate number.
- Use a wire thing for levelling cakes to make sure you cut all the mounds off the cake and make it flat.
- Tip it out of the mould when cool. Tip it directly onto the surface you are planning to serve it on.
- Use ready-rolled icing and cover the cake. Patt it in tight to the base and use a sharp knife to cut around the shape of the guitar.
- Get loads of people to help you. Ideally get one of them to be a guitarist themselves so you don’t put 14 strings on.
Use loads of orange and red food dye to make a guitar colour and paint the icing. To get a more wooden effect you can use a dry bristled brush and dab it in a slighter darker shade, and lightly brush it over the icing so that it leaves slight streaks.
- Paint the bit down the middle (yes, that is the technical term) black.
- Use white icing pens for the strings once the black dye is dry.
- Use white chocolate buttons for the tuning screws.
- Use silver edible balls for the ball type things at the base of the strings. No, I’m not a musician, can you tell?
- Stick a candle in it and bask in all the glory.