Sunday, June 14, 2009

Cheese Please!

"Super Cheesy!" according to my friend Janine. Days after I made this cake, I emailed these pictures to her as a virtual cake present for her 31st birthday, fitting to her wine and cheese party thrown by our friends. I did this cake mainly as a belated birthday present to my aunt and uncle who are cheese lovers.

This cake is inspired by one made by the Maher sisters of Chicago. I love their work and they've inspired me to do more work with airbrush. I've used airbrush on large areas before but now I'm trying to use it even on small details.

So the cheese... Amongst their favorites, I chose three: Gorgonzola, Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese and Manchego. I tried hard to make them look as real and thankfully, when my aunt saw them, she named them all right! As an added touch to the theme, I could not resist on adding a little rat inspired by Ratatouille's Remy.

Belated happy birthday Auntie Grace, Tito Miguel and Jann! Hope you all had a great cheesy one!


  1. wow, the details on the cheeses are amazing! they look real enough to eat especially the manchego. you are getting better and better at this, bru! keep it up!!!

  2. Thanks for the cheesy treat, Rheena! Loved every bit to the last virtual calorie! Yum, yum, yum! =D