Thursday, September 2, 2010

Steak Anyone? Steak Cake!






Oh man. Doing fake food cakes is probably one of my top favourite types of cakes to make. I just think it's so hilarious for some reason. Remember last year when I made this fish cake with a sad face? This year Adele asked me to create a steak cake instead!

I made two large sheet cakes and then set about frosting and carving them into a shape of a cartoon steak. I covered it in fondant, and painted on grill marks. I made little carrots out of fondant... and then... my piece de resistance... my favourite part... the baked potato!!! Using the trimmings from the sheet cakes, I shaped the cake into a potato-like shape using frosting and cake all mixed up. I chilled this in the fridge, then crumb-coat frosted it, smoothed it out and covered it in "potato" coloured fondant... then I split it down the center, piped in some buttercream, made a fondant "butter" pad and some fake parsley bits!

Haha. I thought my steak turned out pretty cartoony and cute! As usual it was sad to give it up. But if I kept all the cakes I made my house would be an explosion of stale cakes and hard fondant!!!

13 comments:

gyoza*girl said...

this steak cake and the sides are the AWESOMEST!!! (just made that word up). i love it. my fave is the baked potato. you rock!

becka said...

Haha, I just saw the potato on Facebook and almost died. That is hilarious and amazing!!

Kimberley said...

I'd be happy with just the potato as my cake! Amazing work, yet again!

NINA said...

How cute! How do you come up with all these amazing cakes?
You're a genious!

Lydia said...

That potato is amazingly realistic. I am seriously impressed!!!

lyndsay said...

thanks so much sis!!!

awww thanks becka! :)

haha... actually a GIANT baked potato cake woule be totally hilarious too.

thanks nina!! i must say that fake food cakes are a real fave and i really feel like it's in the details (ie, the accoutrements) that help to complete it.

thanks lydia! :)

melly said...

Definitely one of my favourites that you've shown here! It's combination of the whole idea, how cute it turned out and also, I can't believe how real the baked potato looks!

justJENN said...

Love it!

faithy, the baker said...

looks cute! i love it too!

faithy, the baker said...

looks cute! i love it too!

lyndsay said...

thank you melly, jenn and faithy! :)

Bracie & Bryan said...

love this - so creative!
Great job.

lyndsay said...

thanks cousin!! ^__^