Strum-Along Guitar Cake

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Little rock and rollers will love this cake.

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  • Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 13x9-inch pan, lining pan with foil sprayed with cooking spray before adding batter. Cool cake in pan 15 min. Use foil handles to transfer cake from pan to wire rack. Remove foil. Cool cake completely. Cut cake into pieces as shown in diagram. Discard cake trimmings or reserve for snacking. Arrange cake pieces on platter as shown in photo to resemble guitar.
  • Tint 1 cup Cool Whip with blue food colouring; spread onto top and sides of neck of guitar. Tint remaining Cool Whip with yellow food colouring; spread onto remaining cake.
  • Cut 1 licorice string into 2-inch lengths. Arrange 6 pieces on neck of guitar for the frets. Decorate with all remaining ingredients as shown in photo. Keep refrigerated.


Omit licorice pieces. Draw guitar strings and frets with 1 Tbsp. black decorating gel.


Tint Cool Whip with your favourite colours before using to frost cake.


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Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16
Calories 220
% Daily Value
Total fat 11g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 260mg
Carbohydrate 28g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 19g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 2 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • Jaymailhot |

    I made chocolate cake and icing. Turned out great!

  • gyratingjello |

    Made this for my boyfriends birthday - everyone loved it!! Used black gel for strings as I couldn't get the licorice strings straight. Also used cookie crumbs for the sound hole. Decorated the tray with molded chocolate music notes.