I would like to make a buttercream cake that looks like a piece of steak. I don't have an airbrush, so that is not an option. Any idea on how I can get the coloring of the reddish/brown imperfections of an uncooked piece of meat and then the very small white sliver to represent fat? I have never tried this kind of coloring before...
Here is a picture:
It looks like the red/brown is pretty even, just all the little flecks of a white...I would just slowly mottle the colors in layers and go over it with a spatula with a bit of texture, and then keep working it with the colors until it looks right.
This would be so much easier to do with fondant. Then you could "sweet" talk your local butcher in giving you a styrofoam bottom (that fits your cake) and even one of their price tags (with whatever price you want on it) then go back to your home/shop but saran wrap over it tightly and put the price tag on it. Awesome!!
If you have to do it with buttercream (boo hoo) then what about the FBCT technique using kitagrls pic....that might work.
There are some awesome ones in the gallery
and like wrightway777 said a FBCT, might work really well, especially to get the marbeling effect you want with meat. Good luck!
BC could never do it justice. Here is the queen of all carved cakes and her magnifico steak:
God that makes me drool everytime I see it.
My steak is covered with fondant..(look at my pics, sorry don't know how to post picture on the forum..) ..I don't have an air brush either, I used the Wilton spray color red....and i just water to wipe away the red for the marbleing and hand brushed the center bone with regular coloring thined down with a little vocha.