Step 4: Painting The Cake
The guitar body and head get painted red. The neck gets painted black.
Mix some red food coloring gel (just a dab) with some almond flavoring (or whatever flavoring you choose to use). I used about 1 Tablespoon of flavoring for each color because I wasn't sure how much I would need but I had plenty left over. You don't want it to be the consistency of paint, but you want the color to be bright. I use the gel coloring because it is much more concentrated and does not dilute icing and fondant (and paint) like liquid food coloring would.
Grab a brush and start painting. Note: keep the strokes going in the same direction.
Repeat the process for the black coloring.
I only brushed on one coat of the red the first day and let it dry overnight. I put a second coat of red on the next day and it really made the red a lot brighter! The black went on thick so it didn't need a second coat.