My Cheese Cake was made using two standard cake tins (8inches) cut into a love heart shape. I put strawberry jam into the center to sandwich the cakes together and covered the cake in jam so the icing would go on easily. I took my inspiration off a moon cake and off a frog pond cake, using a "moon" covering to give it a cheese look placing balls of icing to create craters under the top layer of icing.
When the top layer was on I pressed down slightly on the top of the icing to create the big craters. I used mice using the same frog format, a round head and bigger round body with small arms, legs and ears. I used a toothpick to hold the mice in place on the cake. I gave the mice different characteristics such as a pink bow and green eyes to be representative of the receiver of the cake.
I added the knife by cutting out the icing and placing it on the cake board for decoration. The grated cheese was made using yellow food dye, i sprinkled it into the craters and around the base to add colour.
This cake was created for a cheese lover as I couldn't find any other designs in cake books.
This Cheese Birthday cake was a cake I wanted to try for a while and a friend's birthday gave me the perfect excuse!
A nice carrot cake recipe that I used for my wedding cake made in a simple round sandwich tin (2 layers). It's filled with orange cream cheese filling.
Once filled, I cut out a 'slice' then dirty-iced both parts. It's covered with ready to roll fondant colored with a subtle yellow (liquid co lour). Once I got it covered I used a measuring scoop to press the cheese 'holes' in and lightly painted with a slightly darker yellow and then stacked.
The mice are modeled really simply from colored sugar paste (rolled into a small ball then 'squashed' at one end with a pinch to make the ears). They were made a couple of days ahead so they had gone nice and hard before construction.
Hardest part? Smoothing the fondant into the cutout slice without stretching and tearing the fondant - was a bit of a slow process!
I completely got my inspiration from the other "Big Cheese" cake on this site. I was asked to make a cake at work for bosses day and when we Googled bosses day cake ideas the only interesting one was a "Big Cheese" cake and I immediately remembered seeing the one on this site.
I baked two 8-inch layer cakes, stacked them, buttercream iced them all yellow. Cut out the signature slice. Re-iced the sliced out area. As the previous cake, I used a measuring spoon to make the circles. Dyed the remaining icing brown with gel color and painted in the circles. And of course, my favorite, the fondant mice. (Which I enjoyed making previously in my snake cake.)
Everyone loved it especially the big cheeses. Thank you so much to this site for once again providing my inspiration.
For male co-worker at work who happens to be nick named "rat" and who us girls affectionaly pick on for his constant "whining" thought the Cheese Wheel Cake would be a perfect birthday cake!
The cake was a Lemon with Orange Jello poke 8" round cake pans. I made buttercream frosting with lemon flavoring and then colored large amount with orange color gel and smaller amount with the yellow to fill in the "holes" eaten by the mice! The chocolate "church" mice were made from chocolate covered cherries and Hershey's kisses.
Not only was the cake a big hit to the ended and all the staff, but it had the best flavor, reminding us all of an orange push up icecream treat!
This Cheeze-it birthday cake was for my husband's 50 th birthday. He loves Cheeze-it crackers and would eat them for every meal if he could! I had an idea for a butter cream edible image- easier than it looks!
I traced over a box of Cheeze-its, then turned the image over. Take the picture you want to make and reverse it, lay wax paper over the reverse of the picture, take colored butter cream icing and outline entire image. Then fill in all areas. Cover entire image with white butter cream frosting to seal in.
Freeze overnight, lay on frosted cake and finish decorating as needed.