May 11, 2012

a wine and cheese affair

This weekend's cake is something I've been waiting to try out. Lucky for me, a bride-to-be was having a bridal shower that fit the theme perfectly!

As you might have guessed from the picture, the shower was a wine and cheese soiree. To compliment the event I prepared a wheel of cheddar, a wrapped block of soft cheese (you can use your imagination, let's say... havarti? Sure.), some crackers and grapes. 

The cheese wheels were made from vanilla cake with a lemon-cream cheese buttercream. The grapes and crackers were made from fondant. And the cheese board is itself just a cake drum with patterned paper (I was so happy to have found it!). 

Even those with a lactose allergy can enjoy the wonderful spread. Congratulations to the bride to be!