Friday, July 9, 2010

Hofner Violin Bass Cake

The Hofner Violin Bass is perhaps best known as the instrument of choice by former Beatle, Paul McCartney. The appeal for the left-handed McCartney was the symmetrical shape of the bass guitar which made it easy for the manufacturer to swap the location of the pick guard and controls to accommodate a left-handed musician. This cake is decorated to resemble the "right-handed" Hofner model. Fortunately, this does not impede the ability of left-handed guests to enjoy the cake since it can be served with either a right or left-handed fork. 

The cake was slightly smaller than actual size and the tight production schedule required a few anatomical inaccuracies but I was very fortunate to have an actual Hofner bass to use as reference. If I had to work solely from photographs this would have been a much more difficult task.

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