Remy’s Cheese Cake

Remy is a rat with a nose for sniffing out delicious treats, and this cheese-shaped cake is no exception. Remy even makes a surprise appearance, poking his head out from inside the cake!

Prep Time: 45 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time:1 hr 5 mins

What You’ll Need

  • 2 8-inch round cakes, baked from your favorite recipe
  • White frosting, store bought
  • Gel food coloring: buttercup, yellow, blue, red
  • Orange candy melts, found in baking and craft stores
  • 2 marshmallows
  • White taffy candy (we used Tootsie Rolls)
  • Brown taffy candy (we used Tootsie Rolls)
  • Pink taffy candy (we used Starburst)
  • White nonpareil sprinkles
  • Chocolate wafer cookies

How To Make It

  1. To start, set aside a quarter cup of white frosting. Tint this frosting gray by first creating a pale lavender color using a tiny drop of blue and red, then adding yellow to create a cement gray color.
  2. Tint the remaining frosting yellow using the buttercup food coloring.
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  4. Place a cooled 8-inch cake on a cake plate and top with yellow buttercup frosting. Stack the second cake on top of that. Cut a slice from the cake and set it aside. Now frost the entire cake using the buttercup frosting.
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  6. Press orange candy melts, flat side facing up, scattered over the top and sides of the cake, like the holes in a block of Swiss cheese. Set the frosted cake aside.
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  8. Trim the edges of a marshmallow, creating a cone shape.
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  10. Frost the edges of the marshmallow cone using the gray icing you created earlier — this will be Remy’s snout. Place a dollop of gray frosting on the wafer cookie and press the frosted snout on top of that.
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  12. Divide the pink taffy into 3 pieces. Roll one piece into a ball for Remy’s snout. Form the other two pieces into circles and roll the ends to create Remy’s ears.
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  14. Form Remy’s eyes using small pieces of the white taffy. Top with smaller pieces of the brown taffy for pupils. Give Remy’s eyes a sparkle with white nonpareils.
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  16. Place the decorated cookie on top of the cake and make Remy a chef’s hat by cutting a marshmallow in half.
  17. To make a “Happy Birthday” sign, tape a circle of colored cardstock onto a toothpick and insert in the cake.

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