This week I had the opportunity to make a really fun cake. A very special visitor was here in DFW and it was his 40th!
We surprised him with his birthday cake: steak, chips, and tomato sauce (ketchup) while having dinner at Campisi’s in Dallas. The staff there were fantastic helping me with the cake surprise.
The cake is chocolate mud cake covered in ganache and then fondant. Airbrushing to simulate grill marks and a fondant bone. As the big 4 0 was being celebrated in Texas, the steak has been branded with the state outline of Texas and a 40 inside it.
The handcut chips are cookies, also airbrushed to help make them look like chips. Tomato sauce (ketchup) is red buttercream.