Dana Hayden, M.Ed.
1 box24 oz. fondant, white
1/4 craspberry jelly
1/2 can(s)whipped white icing, duncan hines
1 pkgduff's deep chocolate cake mix and ingredients listed on package
1/2 cinstant mashed potatoes, for decoration
How to Make STEAK CAKE
- Bake cake in 9" by 13" rectangular pan, cool and freeze for several hours.
- Google images of t-bone steak, observe details, now remove frozen cake and use a sharp knife to cut the outline of the cake into a steak shape
- Split cake lengthwise and apply the raspberry jelly as if making a sandwich. Put the top layer of cake on top of the jellied layer.
- Apply a thin coating of vanilla frosting to top and sides of the steak cake. Roll out the white fondant, saving a small piece of the fondant to make the T-bone into. Once the fondant is rolled out to 1/8 of an inch carefully lift it and set it on top of the cake, making sure the sides are covered. press onto the cake gently and form a rim around the cake so that it looks like fat around the edge. push down into the T-bone crevice without breaking the fondant. Let fondant dry for 15 minutes.
- Next, mix burgundy and brown food gel coloring and stipple lightly onto top of the fondant. Let first layer dry before applying more layers, 2 or 3. I did not use alcohol mixed with gel and it worked out great and made a shiny appearance like real steak on the grill would look.
The cooked fat on the sides was done with yellow gel food coloring and then I brushed on straight brown food color gel with a dry paint brush, mixing the two colors.
- Add the t-bone shaped fondant and push down into the crevice and flatten out the top so it looks like cut bone. Finish it by taking a metal skewer and wiping brown gel food coloring with finger onto the skewer, placing it gently at an angle to look like cake was on a grill, repeat for each grill mark. Plating it on a cake board covered in foil with fondant beans and real mashed potatoes completes the look.