My little boy turned three on saturday. We had such fun times with family and friends. We had a little guitar themed party fashioned after the little ukele we gave him for his birthday. We had pin-the-pick-on-the-guitar. The kids make their own box-guitars, which they played while everyone sang happy birthday to Caleb. And I made him a guitar cake.
Man was it fun to decorate this cake! Marylu gave me a lot of pointers and help. She even met me at the store to help me get the bare minimum of decorating supplies. I’m totally going to get more into cake decorating. Its so much fun. The store where I found the cake pan has classes for 25 bucks and that covers meeting once a week for 4 weeks. I’m wondering if any friends might want to do this with me this fall? Any takers? I think it could be a lot of fun.
There wasn’t too much that made this cake complicated. I did learn that to do black icing you should start with chocolate, NOT white. I added a ton of coloring paste to get that black! Also, I think I’d like to get an actual mixer before the next time I decorate a cake. It was a little hard on my body using the hand mixer, balancing bowl, mixer and spatula, well I wasn’t always graceful. I’ll either borrow a mixer or maybe ask for one for Christmas. I also need to get some spatulas, mine are all melted and funky. Making the cake part was EASY (I used a box!), given the pan I bought. Making the icing was the more labor intensive part. I think I could have cut out that guitar shape myself and not bought the pan. But I was nervous about taking on the decorating and shaping of the cake all at once. I’m already dreaming up some ideas for the next cake to decorate. Maybe Alice will get a kitty or a bunny, those are the two animals she’s most excited about. And maybe Bob will get a mandolin? We’ll see.
Enjoy the pictures. For some reason I can’t get them to be the size or layout I want them to be, so take it as it is!