Boogs teacher is not very fond of sweets. One of the other teachers asked if I would make some sort of birthday treat for Boogs' teacher that is not sweet. I turned to my Bento Blogger Friends for help with ideas. Someone suggested this "cake" from Hungry Happenings site. That cake is way out of my skill level but I did use it for inspiration.
Here is my cheese ball cake:
I used this recipe but omitted the nuts because of potential allergies. This is the first time I have ever made a cheese ball and the first time I have ever tried to cut radish flowers. It was quite a learning experience. I would not recommend trying to learn how to cut radish flowers an hour before you are supposed to have them ready.
I used a 1.5 Quart Pyrex bowl to
mold the cake. I just randomly picked a bowl that I thought would make a
good shape. I put plastic wrap in the bottom of the bowl before I
squished the cheese into it. I used:
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix (I added a bit more until I liked the flavor)
2 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
it in the fridge for a bit to help it set its shape then inverted it
onto a plate to "frost" with cream cheese. It turned out to be around 6
to 7 inches across. There was about 1/4 of it left after all of the
students had gotten a big spoonful.
Boogs' teacher and class enjoyed the cake with crackers and veggies. It was so nice to bring home a kiddo who was not on a sugar high after a class party.