For my vegetarian friend’s 40th birthday party, I decided to make him a steak cake. I just had to get a picture of him digging into a thick and juicy piece of steak!
Everyone got a hoot out of it. I was going to do a red velvet cake, so that when he cut into it, it would look “rare”, but decided to go with a “well done” steak since my chocolate cake recipe is a favorite by most.
I baked the cakes in two 9″ round pans and cut one into the shape of a steak. The other I kept as a simple round cake (no picture here since you’ve seen those before). I didn’t get a chance to sculpt some fake broccoli, so used real ones for the plate instead. For the mashed potatoes, I used some cream cheese frosting. I didn’t whip up the frosting until smooth. I purposely kept it minimally mixed to give that potato textured look. For the “searing” marks, I thinly coated a BBQ skewer with black food coloring and gently rolled it onto the cake. I frosted my “well done” cake with a chocolate frosting.
The perfect meat and potatoes dish for any vegetarian!