I need help doing a steak cake, and tried contacting Pieceofcakebyrita (but it seems like she's been inactive for a while). I'm all good till it comes to the color of the cake.
How do I achieve the color of the 'fat' and the brown marks on it, as well as the deep dark bloody red of the steak?
I also have no idea how to do the A in the circle. I'm terrible at freehand which is why I usually avoid it, is there a way to get that on there without messing it up?
Thank you in advance for your help guys!
I would paint the fat with a touch of brown color thinned with vodka / clear extract. The red, you can mix some black or brown fondant into your red fondant. For the "A" you could look for a couple of circle and letter stamps, and then use thinned color as the ink, or you could use circle and letter cutters as stamps in the same fashion. Alternately, you could use circle and letter cutters to press the shapes onto the fondant and then you would have a guide to paint over.
Thanks melmar02! The circle and letter cutters sound like a great idea. Do I cover the cake in white fondant and then paint on the brown thinned with vodka? Or do I start with a creamier color like copper/fleshtone?
I would start w/a creamier, slightly brown color, then brush with the thinned fleshtone - maybe a mix of flesh & brown. Fleshtone , as I remember, tends to be a bit on the pink side but the brown, even thinned may be too dark.
Thanks guys! The cake came out decent, but my friend loved it!