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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Peanut Butter Frosting and Guitar Cake

Ok, this isn't a fully sized guitar cake. I guess its more of a ukulele if you want to get technical about size. But let's not get hung up about that, I'm here to talk about frosting...peanut butter frosting.

My brother turned 30 a few weeks ago and since I'm finally back home, I wanted to make sure he had a special cake. He's an absolute incredible guitar player, so the idea for the guitar cake came almost instantly. I found a stencil online so that I could trace the guitar head shape, then used the remainder for the part with the strings (is there an actual name for it?). I originally had plans of making the guitar a more authentic wood look, however I ran into a food coloring debacle at the last minute. I couldn't find gel food coloring anywhere! Both eh A&P and Shop Rite only had the liquid drop coloring, which made making the colored fondant a little different. Oh well, I think it still turned out OK.

The cake was chocolate with a delicious light and fluffy peanut butter of the best flavor combinations there is! Its also incredibly easy to make...which is a big deal when you're making a fondant cake from scratch.

-1/2 cup butter, softened
-1 cup creamy peanut butter
-3 tablespoons milk
-2 cups powdered sugar
1. With an electric mixer, cream the butter. Beat in the peanut butter, adding the 3 tablespoons of milk until smooth.
2. Stir in powdered sugar, and continue to beat until frosting is smooth and fully incorporated.

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