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GMDGeek
02-11-2015, 05:01 PM
As I've dropped a ton of weight (110lbs) over the past year I am not big on sweets anymore. So when my wife asked if i wanted a Birthday cake and I told her no, she was a little taken back and a little upset. Mind you she is 7 months pregnant and I think craving cake. She thought she'd get cake. Well for me I decided to do non-traditional cake. I bought her a piece of Red Velvet cake from Kroger and then smoked myself a Brisket Flat for my cake ;)

@225 low and slow - fat cap down - took about 5 hours to reach 203.

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Stingerhook
02-11-2015, 05:27 PM
That's my kind of cake.

peeps
02-11-2015, 05:33 PM
Excellent, Gerry!!!!

Blue Smoke BBQ
02-11-2015, 05:42 PM
Awesome job on the weight loss!
Love your cake, enjoy:clap2:
Happy Birthday

IamMadMan
02-11-2015, 05:52 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GMDGeek......

Congratulation on your milestone weight loss as well.

Ribeye Republic
02-11-2015, 06:17 PM
Nice job on the weight loss and good looking brisket. Good on you for looking after your wife too. Happy wife happy life.

dennisbrok
02-11-2015, 07:00 PM
Why fat cap down ?
Doesend the drizzeling down fat make the meat moist
Congradulations :)

BigBobBQ
02-11-2015, 09:06 PM
nothing at all wrong with that, nice looking brisket

Happy Hapgood
02-11-2015, 09:10 PM
Happy Birthday and Congratulations on you Stellar weight loss and also the Baby on the way. Looking like 2015 is and is going to be a great year!

GMDGeek
02-11-2015, 09:26 PM
Why fat cap down ?
Doesend the drizzeling down fat make the meat moist
Congradulations :)

Was cooking it on the Traeger where the heat comes from below. Even with the heat shield/diffuser if I don't put the cap down I tend to get dried out meat.

GMDGeek
02-11-2015, 09:26 PM
Thanks everyone

DUBBAGA
02-11-2015, 10:37 PM
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a579/GMDGeek/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150211_012225_zpsw1ixhjp2.jpg


Happy birthday, and congrats on the weight loss. I have to say, this is the most unique way I have seen someone checking for probe tender

tish
02-11-2015, 10:40 PM
Congrats on the weight loss, and the birthday. Nice looking cake. :wink:

pjtexas1
02-11-2015, 10:45 PM
Nice cook! I wouldn't mind brisket over cake.

cowgirl
02-11-2015, 10:48 PM
Great lookin' birthday brisket! Happy Birthday and congratulations on the weight loss!

bbqwilly
02-11-2015, 10:51 PM
Congrats on the weight loss brother.

I'd take a brisket over a cake any day.

Rusty Kettle
02-11-2015, 10:55 PM
Happy Birthday! Congrats on the weight loss.

pigville porkers
02-12-2015, 09:24 AM
Great Idea!! Congrats on the loss also. I also struggle there and have managed to drop 25lbs since Dec..Keep up the good work. And the Briski looks great

drumdawg67
02-12-2015, 02:20 PM
Congrats on the weight loss & happy birthday. Would much prefer brisket to cake any day!

THoey1963
02-12-2015, 04:56 PM
I'll take a half pound of that cake any day... Congrats!