Recently, we were asked to create a showpiece cake for a fundraiser. The Theme was Rock and Roar and the design needed to be a flaming dessert. We decided on a Fender Stratocaster Guitar as the model. The most tedious task was to build a structure to hold and present the dessert. So...we built a six foot oval plywood base surrounded by LED lighting and an armature to support a guitar shaped cake platter. The base was actually more work than the cake itself.
The cake was a vanilla chiffon cake layered with roasted pineapple and passion fruit curd. The body of the guitar was glazed with a coating ganache and decorated with fondant, gum paste knobs, brass "Strings" and a gold leafed neck. Surrounding all this were cake musical notes loaded with 25 food grade Roman candles. It took 5 people 10 seconds to ignite the Roman candles and parade the spectacle in front of the guests. It was a great success.