Saturday, May 7, 2011

MEATCAKE

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Hi guys! Sorry it’s taken me soooooo long to update, but the last few months have been a whirlwind of change for me. I started a job in February that didn’t work out as it was too far from my house (I was filling up my gas tank 3 times a week), but now I’m working at the bank I used to work at and it’s great!

 

This is the meatcake I made for my fiance David’s 22nd birthday in February. I got the idea and recipe from Black Widow Bakery. I wanted it to be a surprise, but do you know how hard it is to keep food a surprise when you live with someone? I resorted to putting all the components in a drawer of the fridge and taping it shut.

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Here is the meatloaf mixture divided evenly between two aluminum cake pans. I made the meatloaf with ground turkey rather than beef.

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I also made a woven bacon piece for the top of the cake. I baked it in the oven on an oven-safe ceramic plate.

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The baked turkey bacon topper:

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The cooked meatcake layers:

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I trimmed the meat layers with a bowl as a template. The meat scraps were delicious.

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I used potato flakes as there is no way I could use real potatoes and have them come out this smooth.

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I put a layer of potatoes down on the first meat layer, and then stacked the second layer on top.

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I then did a rough “crumb coat” of mashed potatoes and smoothed it out with a hot wet spatula. Yes, that is Buttercup’s rear end in the bottom left corner.

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I put the bacon topper on after trimming it to size, and piped some borders on. I sliced a baby carrot with my mandolin slicer and used the slices for decoration.

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I added some peas for some more color.

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And piped on some words with ketchup!

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We microwaved slices individually for efficiency.

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David loved the cake and so did I. It turned out amazingly well, I think.

5 comments:

  1. I can't decide if this is gross or brilliant, but I'm leaning towards brilliant. The decorations look great and I think it's an awesome idea! Well done!

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  2. Thanks! It was sooooooooo delicious.

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  4. That...That is just brilliant!

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