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AllenOK

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Yesterday I had to make two big cheese displays. As I was finishing the centerpiece, I had a little inspiration. I've seen it done elsewhere, and I just realized how I might accomplish it myself. I took my melon-baller, and cut out some round holes in a block of cheddar to resemble swiss. Then, I took some Goat's Cheese, and formed it into a teardrop shape. I laid that down on the cheddar. Using a little more cheese, I made some small ears. I used a clean, long root from a leek for a tail. Using some small pieces of Nori (I had some sushi ready as well), I made eyes, and using some cellophane noodles, made some whiskers. I ended up with two little white mice made from cheese on my display.

Later that night, my Chef asked me how long it took me to make the mice. I told him about 5 minutes. He then informed me that one of the members wanted to buy three of them. Unfortunately, we were out of Goat's Cheese. Of course, once I got home, I realized that I could have used cream cheese for it as well. I did notice, however, that one of my white mice was MIA when all the food started coming back.
 

crewsk

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Allen, that MIA mouse is at my house. It got scared that someone was going to eat it & ran away. :LOL: On a more serious note! It sounds like you did a great job & you should be very proud of yourself! :D
 

PA Baker

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That sounds great AllenMI--very creative! If you're ever able to take a picture of one, why don't you post it here--we'd love to see it! You may have a whole new career waiting for you in cheese sculpture! ;)
 

crewsk

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mudbug said:
Boys who play with their food sometimes come up with something wonderful! Attaboy, Allen, for your creativity!

I'll keep that in mind next time I start to fuss at my son for making a mountian out of his mashed potatoes or a tank out of his green beans. :D
 

mudbug

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"Close Encounters of the Third Kind", with Richard Dreyfuss. He got "exposed" to the aliens exploring Earth and started seeing and obsessing about images of a butte everywhere. Made a butte out of his mashed potatoes in one scene, to the considerable anguish of his family.
 

AllenOK

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PA Baker said:
That sounds great AllenMI--very creative! If you're ever able to take a picture of one, why don't you post it here--we'd love to see it! You may have a whole new career waiting for you in cheese sculpture! ;)

I was kicking myself for not taking my digital camera that day. Usually, the Sous Chef and the Bus Supervisor have digital cameras with them, but they didn't that day.

I remember seeing an episode of "The Best Of" on FTV several months ago, and they did a segment on a lady that does cheese sculpture. She did something similar.
 

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