Every-time I carry this into a gathering, I get comments on the 'cute' little cake I have in my hand, and when I say what it is, there is stunned disbelief. But it tickles everyone's funny bone, and the next thing I know people are cutting into and eating it, and laughing at the whimsical 'cake'. I have so much fun with the comments and the fun people have eating the 'cake'. Here's the link to the original post.
|Cast of Characters|
|First couple of layers|
|Using my offset spatula (Christmas present used for first time)|
|Ready to go to the party|
|Another look for the cake|
|Sliced and ready to be eaten|
Oscar Mayer Bologna, 12 oz package
1 1/2 8 oz. packages of cream cheese
1/2 package of dry Ranch dressing
1 8oz can Aerosol Cheese, Sharp Cheddar
Cilantro Leaves for decorating.
Buttery Crackers for putting it on. (All I had on hand was Flipsides Pretzel Crackers, they worked)
I used the whole package of ranch dressing to 2 packages of cream cheese (what you don't use on the cake is great on crackers the next day.) Can you tell I like Cream Cheese?
Just spread the cream cheese, about a tablespoon or so, on each layer of bologna and continue till you've used up the whole package. I think it is important here to have the bologna in as uniform slices as possible, it makes for a very nice presentation. Then 'frost' the cake with more of the cream cheese and decorate with the aerosol cheese, (it comes with a handy star tip). Decorate it with some greens, I've used Cilantro, Celery Leaves and Parsley. What ever you have on hand. Have fun.
A guest at the party suggested using some pesto as part of the decorations, another thought some green chopped olives would complement it. I think this is just one of those things you can have fun with. And thanks again to Las Vegas Food Adventures for posting this.