A big thank you to Karateka and stepOnmi for their help in my questions being answered. It took me about 9 hours to decorate before I was finally satisfied with the outcome. My son couldn't believe it when he saw it (he's 33) and all the others at the party at first INSISTED it was a real steak, not even believing it until it was cut; I was really proud as this was the first, real decorated cake I've ever made. But, as stated earlier, I have done a few watercolors and so have a little artistic sense. The reaction of everyone was worth every minute I put into it. I used, as suggested, a buttercream underneath the fondant (MMF) and then made white choc. modeling clay for the bone, fat around the perimeter and all the little marbeling pieces within the meat. The cake was the WASC. All of the recipes came from here - a great source for info and encouragement! Here's a pic.
that's freakin' fabulous!!! my husband won't believe it's cake! LOL how did you get the label? it looks real!!
That's great! What a fun idea, and it really, really looks like a steak!
HA! I LOVE IT!! Awesome work. No wonder they questioned it being real. The label was great idea too. Good thing they didn't throw it on the grill !
Thank you for the compliments! The label was from a local, large grocery chain that I use often: Ralphs - in California. I went to the meat dept., explained that I needed a porterhouse steak label, could they make it for about a $50 price tag and they were happy to oblige! It certainly adds to the authentic look, no question.
now thats pretty cool, even the blood on the pad at the bottom. great jpb.
That is just fantastic......love it......
Where in California are you? I'm from California too.
Did I understand that right? They charged $50 for a label?
That cake is amazing. I wouldn't have believed it was cake either.
How did you get the clear plastic appearance?
That came out amazingly realistic! Wow! And you were concerned!!! Well done!
I've gotta say, that's the most realistic steak cake I've ever seen. You did a fabulous job on it. Can't believe it was your first ever!
that looks great!! nice work... can i ask how u did it??love it
Great job? Looks just like steak to me!
I have to say ewwwwwww! It looks so real and bloody! I hate steak and that it just a bit too realistic Lol!
So realistic You did a fantastic job
Excellent job on that steak cake.
That IS pretty amazing! It's crazy realistic!
blech. i mean, looks really real. like... too real maybe? definitely not something i would eat (i'm a vegetarian. ) awesome job though!
love it! so realistic!!!!
OMG! It looks soo real! I didn't know you were going that far! It looks fantastic! and the label...that is soo over the top! no wonder they thought it was real! I agree with the other poster...I am surprised they didn't throw it on the grill!
you are welcome for the help...you sure went above and beyond what I thought you were going to do!