Amazing right?! Big thanks to Coastal at Night (Graeme I'm assuming?) for finding this sucker and sharing via the twitter. And what could I do in turn but share with the rest of my bacon loving com padres. One such friend, a chef at work, was thrilled. And, since he was about to embark on some travelling in Europe, what a better way to send him off than Cakey Bacon. Yeah, that's right. It happened.
Inspired by this hilarious video, I got out Big Red and devised a cake of bacon awesomeness. First, I made some candied bacon by tossing bacon with brown sugar and pepper and baking til crispy. This bacon, however, turned out on the chewy side so candied bacon, we shall meet again.
Once the cake was cool, I whipped up some Maple Bacon Frosting using butter, bacon fat, maple syrup, vanilla, and icing sugar. Best.Frosting.Evah. Hold on to that bacon grease people. Stuff is pure gold. So it is with great pleasure that I introduce to you:
|No cakey bacon would be complete without bacon roses.|
So listen to the Meat Wizard. Embrace the salty lil' pig strip. It's filthy tasty!