A1 Steak Sauce Cake

So the?birthday kid?really likes A1 Steak Sauce.? I mentioned I could make that into a cake for his birthday.? He said that was a great idea.? So I did.

A1 Steak Sauce Cake

A1 Steak Sauce Cake

I started with a 12×18 sheet cake and cut it in half length-wise.? Then I stacked the two pieces.? The actual bottle, laid down, is as tall as it is wide.? Since that would be too much cake, I decided to decorate it as if it were just half of the bottle coming out of the board.? It worked.? I only had to carve out the neck.? A1 was very nice in their package design.? Square products make easy cakes.? Here is a picture of the cake after I carved it and coated it with buttercream.

A1CakeCarved

Carved and coated

After the buttercream was in the fridge for a couple of hours, I did the first layer of fondant.? I used Satin Ice dark chocolate fondant.? I think the color really matched well with the bottle.? The dark chocolate fondant tastes a bit like a Tootsie Roll.

1st layer of fondnat

1st layer of fondnat

After that, I measured and cut out some white fondant to be the paper labels and the cap.

A1CakeLabelFondant

For the big A1 letters, I printed out the logo to the right size and used that as a template.? My helper cut the letters out of red fondant and the blue medallion out of blue fondant.? The white lettering on top is just piped royal icing.? I had some fun marking the “Net WT” part.? I weight the cake with a kitchen scale.? Hehe.? To make the gold border, I mixed some yellow color powder with brown color powder and gold pearl dust.? I blended that all with some orange extract and it made a nice paint.? We matched the color of the bottle and just used a paint brush that I keep only for sugar work.

I made the bottle shiny by painting the exposed chocolate fondant with a light coat of water.? A tiny bit of water brushed on to fondant will make it shiny.? Be careful when trying this because it also makes fondant very sticky.?

Completed cake

Completed cake

One Response to “A1 Steak Sauce Cake”

  1. Steaks Online on September 15th, 2010 7:52 pm

    Gotta be dedicated to make a cake like this. I hope They sent you a life time supply of A1 :)

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