I made this cake for a farewell party at a company. The guest of honour is a big fan of cheese, in all its forms. They’d considered just serving big wheels of actual cheese, but since everyone also loves cake, we came up with this idea – a cake that LOOKS like cheese! The top tier is “brie”, the middle tier “gouda”, and the bottom “cheddar”, but inside they’re all tasty, tasty chocolate cake. Yum!
Here’s a close-up of the “grilled cheese” – actually vanilla cake with orange buttercream between the slices. I did butter and grill the cake slices to give them that grilled cheese look (I won’t say what happened to the last triangle, but let’s just say warm, grilled, buttered cake is DELICIOUS). The slices are laid out to replicate the company logo, which is three triangles in darkening shades. The t-shirt itself was requested because they’d once had company t-shirts printed with their logo as grilled cheese (you know, as you do). Now with the fondant shirt and cake logo, they can have their shirt and eat it too!
Of course, where there’s cheese, you’re bound to find cute little fondant mice. I couldn’t resist completing the cake with a CHEESY pun!
Mmmmm… now I want some cheese! And cake! And cheesecake!