Advanced search

DD fancies a 'cheese' cake for her birthday

(25 Posts)
KatyMac Mon 19-Nov-18 11:28:43

The rest of us want cake so I am buying both!!

Can anyone reccomend a small 'cheese' cake without stilton? Or can I build one somehow?

OP’s posts: |
KatyMac Mon 19-Nov-18 11:46:34

Aarrgghh & I am too late for the one at Tesco as her party is on Sunday!

OP’s posts: |
tattychicken Mon 19-Nov-18 11:52:18

It should be quite straightforward to build one I would have thought? Then you've got the freedom to pick exactly the cheeses you want. On a nice platter, decorate with tumbling grapes/figs/fruits, it will look lovely.

KatyMac Mon 19-Nov-18 11:58:06

Which supermarket does a lot of little round cheeses? I can see me going round all of them with a tape measure!!

& I have left it too late to get a nice cake from M&S too

Buggeration this iurgery/menopause crap has left me disorganised and a disaster!

OP’s posts: |
KatyMac Mon 19-Nov-18 12:01:50

I could just cry - I always make her cake but I don't think I can this year


OP’s posts: |
WhoisyourDaddyandwhatdoeshedo Mon 19-Nov-18 12:03:43

I adore this idea, have you got a wholsealers memebrship at all? or any market stalls?
what ever is left over could last til xmas given that fact its November xx

Andtheresaw Mon 19-Nov-18 12:11:31

Go to your local cheese shop. Choose while you can see them. Avoid stilton.
probably too risky to do online as the diameters aren't generally published and I'm presuming you don't want anything as big as a wedding cake?

Andtheresaw Mon 19-Nov-18 12:13:18

correction: collect this in 4 days:

Lwmommy Mon 19-Nov-18 12:13:34

How about a ring of the xmassy cheese trucklers then a cooked camembert in the middle with a selection of crusty breads to dunk?

Andtheresaw Mon 19-Nov-18 12:14:51

and you can buy a nice cake off the shelf in some waitrose.
Good luck

tattychicken Mon 19-Nov-18 12:36:35

Sainsbury's deli counter has lots of round cheeses. Or you could use 4 x similar sized "triangle" cheeses put together to make a circle. Not Laughing Cow though...

tattychicken Mon 19-Nov-18 12:38:39

Getting a cheddar will be tricky though...

tattychicken Mon 19-Nov-18 12:48:24

This website has round cheddars and shows the diameter too which is useful:

KatyMac Mon 19-Nov-18 12:52:30

Or dairylea triangles?

Thanks guys I was feeling reply down as it's her 21st

DH is going to take me shopping later to see what we can find cheesewise

And she is away all-day on Sat so maybe I can make a cake

OP’s posts: |
kateandme Mon 19-Nov-18 14:31:20

do you have a free half hour on fri you could awlasy do it in stages so have the cake cooked and cooled(even freeze if sooner) then decorate on the morning of or day before

KatyMac Mon 19-Nov-18 15:04:16

She is away from Sat am to Sun at about 2 for a party at 4 so that should be enough time

I'll get ready roll icing a!nd make a stencil now - Hamilton cake here we come!

OP’s posts: |
anniehm Mon 19-Nov-18 15:46:56

Morrison's had their Christmas cheeses in today - whole Stilton, whole Camembert I saw, you may struggle on a third

KatyMac Mon 19-Nov-18 16:01:27

Well there are babybel, mini camembert......

OP’s posts: |
AnotherOriginalUsername Mon 19-Nov-18 16:03:18

Where are you based? We had a cheese "cake" for our wedding instead of a wedding cake and it went down very well. We used it as the centrepiece of our buffet (DIY ploughman's buffet) and bought our cheeses direct from a local dairy

KatyMac Mon 19-Nov-18 16:07:36

Boursin is between those two,

German smoked cheese is round too & this too I can do this!!

OP’s posts: |
KatyMac Mon 19-Nov-18 16:08:52

Thanks another her party is quite small

But I really do think I can make one & add grapes like tatty said

OP’s posts: |
Gaijin1 Mon 19-Nov-18 16:29:38

Take a look at Pleesecakes on instagram. They do Cheesecakes and 'Cheese' cakes. You could get ideas to make your own. They look fab!

KatyMac Mon 19-Nov-18 18:37:20

Yum they look lovely!

OP’s posts: |
ChippyMinton Mon 19-Nov-18 18:42:13

Have you got a Waitrose with a cheese counter? When I did one for DH’s birthday the staff were happy to help. They cut round slices off the cheddar and Stilton (IIRC) rather than the usual wedge shapes, and recommended some smaller round cheeses for the rest, i think a Camembert and a cute little goat cheese for the top.

KatyMac Mon 19-Nov-18 20:26:14

Thanks - this has possibilities

MN to the rescue!

Now mottled thread

OP’s posts: |

Join the discussion

Registering is free, quick, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Get started »