Ah, the lazy days of summer… What could be better than a backyard barbecue? Well, how about a cake that LOOKS like barbecue?
This ribeye steak looks hot off the grill, but it’s actually chocolate cake! (Vegetarian friendly!)
You may remember this t-bone steak cake I made a while back. That one was lots of fun, so I was excited to be asked to make another – though this time, I thought I’d mix up the cut a little!
I looked a lot of photos (and maybe a few real steaks) to get the details just right, including the edges. The “parsley” and “pepper” are finely chopped green and black fondant, and the “salt” is coarse sanding sugar.
With a side of healthy (ahem, fondant) vegetables, of course! Technically they ARE fresh Ontario green beans, since I did make them fresh and I am in Ontario… That counts, right? This pic also shows the nice shine from the barbecue sauce (which, in this case, is thinned corn syrup).
The entire steak is hand-painted with edible colours to get the shading and markings just right – even the bone marrow!
Oh – and the recipe card and “wooden” cutting board are both fondant too! So… who’s ready to fire up the grill, and/or grab a fork?