Steak Cake Take Two!

I think this is technically my third steak cake related post lol. It just turns out that the steak cake is a popular subject…
And I think I’ve really perfected this whole thing haha.

I decided to make a label… I did a google image search and found a label I liked. I made a few… changes to it lol
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I even made some garnish for this one. Some leaves to kind of set off the whole thing like it’s sitting on a nice bed of greens.
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Of course, the cake was red velvet.
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I’m told he didn’t even want to cut it! :D

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Eddy Turns 4!

My sweet, sweet chihuahua turned four and it’s become tradition to make him cakes every year! Not just any cakes though, meaty dog cakes :)

In case you missed the last post about this, check out: Eddy’s 2nd Birthday! and Eddy’s Third Birthday!

I sort of make up the recipe every year as I go along… flour, eggs, chicken stock… some sort of protein like chicken or beef, carrots, beans… good stuff. I pulsed it all together in the food processor and poured it into a greased pan.
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Yum? lol
I baked it at 350F for 45 minutes.
Then I made mashed potatoes with no butter or anything, just a little water. I tinted them with food coloring and used them as frosting.
End result:
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Perfect.

With all the banner panels my friends made for him!
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He was a tiny bit scared of the fire haha.
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He really wanted some cake though.

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Thanks so much to everyone who helped make Eddy’s birthday special! He was such a happy pup! Can’t wait to do it all again next year!

Very happy to announce this cake has been featured on musthavecute.com! I love being featured there! Spread on the cake joy!

Meaty Cakes

Alright, I promise this is better than it sounds ;)

My wonderful friend Crystal Leisure was planning a meat themed art show! Fantastic. Now, before you get your panties in a bunch, keep in mind this was not some meat-glorification summer steak-fest lol. Some participants were vegetarians and some were for meat. There were a lot of different angles to the show. Very cool.

In any case, I made a few contributions.
My first piece was a lovely set of red velvet steak cakes: (I showed you how to make these here!)
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I even managed to snag a foam meat packing tray from the meat counter at the grocery store. Brilliant hahaha. I wrapped them in plastic, but I don’t have a photo. They were bright red velvet cake underneath. :)

My next contribution involved bacon… lots of bacon. I made chocolate bacon cupcakes.
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They were super dark, decadent chocolate with crunched up bacon bits baked inside, with super rich satiny chocolate frosting and topped with a nice crispy piece of bacon on top. Holy wow.
At first you just taste the chocolate because it’s so rich, but the aftertaste is all bacon. They were SO GOOD.

My third contribution was something Crystal convinced me to do… a painting. I don’t dabble much with non- edible art and I’ve never really painted anything before. So don’t judge me too harshly lol.
My piece was a commentary on America’s grain fed cattle industry.
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It’s a steak growing in a corn husk… the crown represents that corn is king in America.
I make all possible efforts to only buy grass-fed, free range, organic meat. Did you know that cows can’t even properly digest corn? If they eat it for too long, it will kill them. (Though most are slaughtered before that point…)
I won’t touch this subject for too long, but take a quick look at the ingredients on anything you’re currently sipping on or eating. CORN IS IN EVERYTHING. It bares practically no nutritional value at all, but it’s cheap filler. It’s in your soda, your meat, your juice, your chips, your dog and cat foods… it’s in a lot of things. It’s pretty gross, really. So fight the power. Buy 100% juice, buy grass-fed meat, read labels…
Okay, okay, I’ll climb off my soap box now :)
Thanks for checking out my meaty creations!