It started two weeks ago when my friend Vinny was raiding my cabinets for food and came across a large container of food coloring that I keep around for coloring frosting and candies. He decided he wanted to me to make a red velvet cake. The problem was we are almost out of red and it takes almost a full bottle of food coloring to make red velvet cake. We did however have a lot of blue. And that is how the idea of a blue suede cake was born.
It was decided that in two weeks we would make a blue suede cake in remembrance of Elvis's death. Why? I think it was an excuse to make the craziest cake he could think of. This was the result.
What you are looking at is a blue suede (instead of red velvet) cake with a mixture of banana pudding and chopped banana in the middle. It's frosted with peanut butter icing, covered in crispy bacon, then topped with fried banana.
Yes my friend Vinny designed a cake based on Elvis's favorite sandwich, which my husband cooked and we all ate. It was surprisingly good. The bacon and the peanut butter icing was the best part, which is really odd to think about. The weakest part of the cake was the cake itself. I think next time we need to use a less rich cake as all the toppings and fillings were pretty rich in and of themselves.
This brings me to today's mini treasury which is a mash-up of the Elvis cake ingredients. Enjoy! :)
If you'd like to see more Elvis inspired goodness, check out the big treasury here.
Have a great day! :)