When I first opened the cake box, I was sort of stunned because she knows I’m not really into sweets (I like a bite or two), but then her kids (twins, ages 13) started laughing and I realized it wasn’t really a sugary “dessert” cake at all! My very health-conscience, loving, big sister had given me a MEATLOAF and MASHED POTATO birthday cake!
Janet doesn’t like to handle red meat, so of course I asked “where did you have this made”?
I was absolutely shocked to learn that she mixed up the RAW ground beef herself and spent the whole day baking, molding and decorating it.
It was the most thoughtful (and delicious) birthday cake I’ve ever had, and it was even better the next day with fried eggs on top!
“I actually used about 2 1/2 pounds of meat and then added about 1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs, 3 eggs, sauteed onion (large), about 1/2 cup of heavy cream, salt & pepper & 1 tablespoon of Ranch Dressing dry mix.
I baked the 2 tiers in a greased pan for about an hour…let cool and then placed in fridge overnight…
For the frosting, I first made the mashed potatoes and then let them cool. Then I frosted the white potato base on the meat cake.
Next I mixed yellow food coloring into the white potatoes and added the yellow potatoes to a piping bag. Using a cake decorating tip, I added the yellow potato to the cake, then I mixed in red food coloring to make the orange!”
Thanks again! Can’t WAIT for next year!