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13/04/2017 - 0 Comments
Posted by Hayley

Tips to Create the Perfect Cheese Wedding Cake

One of our favourite requests for our slate at a wedding is for signage. Mainly because there are so many different ways slate can be used to give instructions at a wedding. Whether it's a classic chalkboard or a rough bit of slate to give a rustic feel to a wedding there are so many uses.

Recently we were asked to make our popular mini hearts for a wedding cheese cake, so guests knew what the flavours were and it made us think what a fab idea it is to have a cheese cake for your wedding cake.

1. Less is more
Fight your more is better instinct  thats my top tip for decorating and choosing your cheese cake. Limit yourself to three to five different cheeses and keep things simple on the decorating front too. Sometimes less is more.

2. Make sure you’ve pre-tasted all the cheeses in your cake.
Taste is so important – you want people to be amazed by the cheeses in your cheese wedding cake. Good cheese shops will let you come in and taste the cheeses first.

3. Consider the wedding style
Think about the style of your wedding. Is it a rustic country or vintage affair? Or will you have the whole classic Downton Abbey country house thing going on? Use raffia and rustic wooden items for a countryside themed cheese cake and pick cheeses with texture and interesting colours, which adds to the look. Go for a pretty country look by choosing appropriate flowers, but dont forget to match these with the bridal bouquet.A country house hotel on the other hand conjures up visions of elegant surroundings with beautiful rooms filled with antique furniture. Choose classic cheeses, keeping the colours light and simple and decorate with elegant cream or faded vintage pink flowers.

4. Consider size
When designing a cheese wedding cake, look at the size and diameter of each cheese. The tiers will naturally get smaller as they near the top but dont spend too much time worrying that they always have to tier up. Look at flavours, colours and textures, then think about layers and whether you want to add height to your cheese cake by using separators between the tiers. The open tiers can then be decorated with flowers and fruit. Use small tealight holders or small empty camembert boxes to great effect you can easily source yourself.The tiered cakes always look more classic by design and give more height and grandeur to the cheeses. However, size doesnt always matter. You can make a big impact with a smaller cake by placing it on a nice tall cake stand and ensuring the table is in proportion.

5. How much cheese do you need?
70g-100g of cheese per person is ideal for a normal cheese plate serving. If it’s to constitute a main part of the meal – double that quantity. 

6. Be careful with soft cheese
You can add softer cheeses to lower layers by putting the chosen soft cheese on a simple cake board, and then onto the separator which is placed on the cheese below. To support the cheeses above so it doesnt sit on the soft cheese, cut a circle out of the soft cheese and pop an egg-cup or small tealight holder into the hole and the hard cheese above will sit on the support and not the soft cheese.

7. Choose seasonal decoration
Whether decorating cheese with seasonal fruit or beautiful flowers, try to choose colours that will complement your bridal bouquet. Fig and grapes are a perfect complement for cheeses in spring. Berries are great in summer, but be careful as the softer ones will bleed, so use some plain greaseproof paper under the berries to stop this from happening. Nuts and plums are a wonderful addition in the colder months.

8. Delivery
Have your cake delivered two working days before the wedding or celebration to be sure it’ll be perfect on the day.9. On the day
Make sure the cake is brought out some time before serving, so the cheeses are at room temperature when consumed!


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