Apparently yesterday's meat cake is not the only meat cake in the world. Mark McClusky emailed to share a picture of his annual meat cake. Since 1997, he's been making one for a friend's birthday. This idea is so genius, I will get started on one as soon as the heat wave breaks. I'm picturing an all-cake dinner party starting with some kind of baby appetizer cakes, then meat cake, then dessert cake. Maybe a cheese cake (ha ha) in between?
Update: I've received two emails since posting this. One had the subject "sympathetically beefy" and I thought it must be someone interested in meat cakes. Alas, it was spam. The second pointed out that Martha makes meat cakes too! Those peas in the frosting are too much.