3D Acoustic Guitar Cake

Intermediate
RRP
$350 - $400

Learn how to make a 3D acoustic guitar cake!

In this tutorial, Serdar will teach you how you can make this realistic acoustic guitar cake yourself. Everything from the staining the woodgrain, modelling the neck and head, attaching the strings and making sure everything is secure. The biggest challenge with this guitar tutorial is to make the neck and the head align with the top surface of the guitar (just like a real one) so that the strings are all perfectly straight and stretched while the head is not touching the board. Chef Yener will show you how to achieve this and much more!

Downloadable Course Material

If you would like to approximately match the size of the artwork in the tutorial, print the downloadable files at 100% size. If you require your artwork to be smaller or larger, just adjust the print size accordingly.
3D Acoustic Guitar Cake Course Material
This PDF contains the actual size blueprints for the guitar cake, as well as actual size templates for the cake, saddle and head of the guitar cake.

Track
Duration
Part 1
1:46:44
The Plan
2:16
The Templates
2:10
Tools & Materials
4:11
Recipes & Ingredients
2:06
Shaping the Cake
09:18
Coating the Body with Chocolate
7:18
Final Masking
5:21
Making the Neck
15:56
Making the Small Pastillage Parts
16:51
Making the Scratchplate (Pickguard)
8:47
Coating the Body with Fondant
9:31
Shaping the Body
11:42
Staining the Neck & Saddle
9:02
Part 2
1:06:24
Assembling the Head
6:56
Making the Sound Hole
4:57
Attaching the Neck
4:27
Applying the Varnish to the Body
2:07
Making the Fretboard
17:50
Making the Frets
4:03
Applying the Gold Highlights
3:34
Attaching the Strings
11:50
Attaching the Pickguard
1:24
Attaching the Strap
4:15
Final Touches
4:11
Total Duration
2:53:09

While not everything on this list is absolutely required, these are the things used in this tutorial video. Of course you are welcome to find alternative ways of doing things and we would love to hear if you’ve discovered an easier method or better tool to achieve good results.

What you will need
Tools
  • Set of knives
  • Pen knife
  • Plastic knife
  • Scissors
  • Set of palette knives
  • Set of rollers
  • Wet & dry towels
  • Airbrush
  • Round cutters (70mm, 85mm, 45mm)
  • Scrapers
  • Corn starch (for dusting)
  • Water brush
  • Water leveller
  • Pin (to remove air bubbles)
  • 2 x Flat wooden bars (for pushing)
  • Small brush with edible gold powder
Materials
  • 75cm x 35cm (9mm thickness) Rectangular cake board covered with fabric and plastic (cellophane).
    Watch this tutorial on how to cover a cake board with fabric and cellophane.
  • 30cm x 40cm Tray or board for chocolate coating
  • Tray or board for scratch plate
  • Plastic strips for chocolate sides
  • Decorative ribbon for strap (4cm x 90cm)
  • Elastic silver chord (4m)
  • Plastic sheets for templates
  • Cellophane sheets (for piping cones)
  • Gloves (Food safe)
  • Sponge cubes
  • Wooden skewers (4mm thick, 40mm long)
  • Baking or silicon paper
Recipes
  • 50mm high, 200mm x 300mm Chocolate mud cake (2 X 750g Mud cake sponge, 400g Ganache)
  • 1000g Ganache for masking
  • 1300 Rolling fondant (700g used)
  • 600g Pastillage (300g used)
Ingredients
  • 700g Dark chocolate
  • 100g White chocolate
  • 200g Dark modelling chocolate (100g used)
  • 100g White modelling chocolate (50g used)
  • Oil
  • Gold luster
  • Liquid colours (Brown, Red, Yellow, Orange)
Recommendations
  • Watch the entire tutorial completely and take notes while comparing the tools list to what tools you have available to you.
  • This is art, and no method or technique is set in stone. This is why we recommend you watch the entire tutorial first before you start gathering all the things in the list above. You may think of ways you might substitute tools or techniques with your own ideas.

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