steak cake

★★★☆☆ 2
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By Dana Hayden, M.Ed.
from Poulsbo, WA

Our first steak cake

★★★☆☆ 2
serves 14-16
prep time 2 Hr
cook time 35 Min

Ingredients For steak cake

  • 1 box
    24 oz. fondant, white
  • 1/4 c
    raspberry jelly
  • 1/2 can
    whipped white icing, duncan hines
  • 1 pkg
    duff's deep chocolate cake mix and ingredients listed on package
  • 1/2 c
    instant mashed potatoes, for decoration

How To Make steak cake

  • 1
    Bake cake in 9" by 13" rectangular pan, cool and freeze for several hours.
  • 2
    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
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    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.
  • 6
    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.
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