So today is my friend Jane’s unmentionable round number birthday. We wracked our brains for a clever gift to give to someone who we knew would receive lots of goodies from friends. We were stumped until we realized as a Wisconsinite and dedicated cheese head, that the answer was right in front of us: Packer tickets. And then we realized there’s no way in Hell we’re coming up with that money PLUS airfare! So we settled on second best: a cake. But not just any ole cake – a cheese cake!
This little number set us back about $60, but I assembled it in about 20 minutes. How easy is that? Just go to the fancy cheese section of the store and pick up enough wedges to make a round “cake”. Pick up crackers, candles, some cake rounds, wrapping and ribbon and you’re ready to get started.
Next secure the cake with by taping a ribbon around the edge. This also gives you an opportunity to squeeze the cake down a bit to make sure you’ve got a nice round shape. But don’t pull too hard – that brie is soft!
Lay down the plastic wrapping and place your cake on top. You may want to tape down a few wedges to the cake board to make sure it doesn’t shift in transit. Then lay a ring of crackers around the edge of your cake to finish off the decorations.