Music Cake

by Michele Owen
(Beachwood, OH 44122)

Piano/Violin Cake

Piano/Violin Cake

The music cake was inspired by the original Piano/Cello design by Amanda


A young woman I work with showed me a picture of a music cake she found on the internet and jokingly asked if I would make it for her birthday. It was half piano and half violin. Months later I surprised her with my take on the cake.

Cake Decorating Techniques

The cake is marble with vanilla cinnamon buttercream. I split it, filled it and cut a curve for the violin before frosting it. I made the piano keys, strings, and bar to hold them ahead and let them dry.

The keys and bar were painted with black gel mixed with vanilla extract. The strings didn't come out a thin as I wanted but I was afraid to make them any thinner since some of them broke in the process.

I covered half of the cake in white fondant and half in dark brown adding the S on the side. I brushed the violin with the black gel color and thought it looked heavy so I took paper towel and rubbed some off.

The Effect

I attached black fondant around the piano with piping gel and a wood grain around the violin. I made the wood grain by laying a strip of dark brown and light brown together and kept folding and stretching until I liked the effect.

I attached a strip of painted fondant to separate the instruments, and attached the keys and strings.

Emma loved it and tagged it on Facebook! I really enjoyed making this themed music cake.

Michelle what a cool design. Thanks for telling us some of the cake decorating techniques you used to make the wood grain effect.

Here are links to a couple of other creations that Michele has added to the all occassion cakes page on this website.

Mickey Mouse

Hello Kitty

And another submission of a
violin cake
with tips on getting the wood look.

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Aug 23, 2013
So cute!
by: Ashley

This cake is so cute! Love it, Michele! Looks like all your hard work paid off.

Aug 23, 2013
The cake lady
by: Anonymous

Love it! Great looking cake.

Aug 23, 2013
Music Cake
by: Sue

Love it!! You are so talented!!

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