My name is Heather Bartlett. I am married to a wonderful man and have two beautiful boys. I started making cakes just for fun about three years ago. It's something I have always wanted to try and I finally got the opportunity when our boys turned three and one. It turns out I really enjoy it. It's something I can do and stay at home with the boys. I use homemade marshmallow fondant rather than the commercial version because it tastes better. All of my cakes and frostings are made from scratch. I give my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, all the glory for the gifts He has given me.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Gibson Guitar Groom's Cake


$1050. This is a life size replica of my brother's guitar. It was red velvet with cream cheese frosting covered with fondant. The neck was rice krispy treat. (I've seen them do that on Ace of Cakes and wanted to try it. :) Everybody was asking what the strings were made of. Well, I can't give away all of my secrets... just kidding, it's angel hair pasta I painted with silver airbrush paint.
I invested in an air brush gun to get the sunburst effect around the edges. Didn't have a lot of practice time, but I was happy with the result.

That's his real guitar on the floor.


That's John, my baby brother just left of the cake, and my Lane in front.


These are my three youngest nieces and Lane.


I was glad they let me cut the cake. It would have been too difficult to explain where all the dowel rods were. My sister, Shelley, helped.


2 comments:

J Daniels on April 2, 2014 at 8:10 AM said...

Wow! What a fantastic job! That would be perfect for my son's wedding!!

Unknown on June 3, 2015 at 5:53 PM said...

Great work! What was the structure to stand up the guitar?

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