April 8, 2012

Easter Hedgehog

My assignment for Easter lunch at my sister’s house was to bring the Easter Hedgehog! So, I started the process on Saturday evening, mixing the cream cheese and cheddar cheese with Old Bay, by hand.Seriously, I can not tell you how revolted I am mixing this by hand, but it takes about two minutes to do it, rather than mixing it in the Cuisinart. Once everything was mixed, I put it all on a plate and started forming the hedgehog.The one issue I had with a lot of the pictures of the cheese-hog, was that most people didn’t have a clue what a hedgehog looked like, and many of them had pig faces with snouts and big floppy ears. Unlike a hedgehog.I spent about an hour strategically placing the sliced almonds on the hedgehog, all whilst watching a movie on the computer. I found two of the almonds that had browned a bit more than the others and used them for ears. I used dried currants for the eyes and nose.

I chilled the cheese overnight and before I left for my sister’s house, I garnished it with a chiffonade of lettuce to resemble grass. I am not the only creative one in the family though! My nieces all showed off their creative sides with cupcakes,

and an amazing recreation of a PEEP in cake form!I hope that whatever you did, you had a great day!

14 comments:

  1. Well done Meg. Your nieces cupcakes look fabulous. The talent has moved on to the next generation of Fielding girls.

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  2. This looks like you all had a fabulous celebration! Good job done by all!!!

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  3. Your hedgehog is just beautiful! Much better looking than your examples provided last week. And I love those butterfly cupcakes.

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  4. Wow, your family went all out for Easter! I am in admiration.
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  5. I'm so impressed by your hedgehog, as well as the cake. I hope you 'pinned' it. In my family, my sister traditionally leads the kids (now 16 and in their 20s) in building a pineapple turkey (a lot of red licorice is somehow involved). Maybe we should change our medium to cream cheese. Happy spring days!

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  6. Cute hedgehog. I hate mixing things by hand too. I have discovered the joy of latex gloves for this. It is great for mixing ground meats for meatloaf etc. It is so much less gross!

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  7. Your hedgehog is darling! How could you allow anyone to EAT him after all that work?!

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  8. Oh, he was so cute--did you guys eat him all up? Yes, I had a great day, also. Mary

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  9. Love the hedgehog! I always do a lamb cake for Easter.

    I'm thinking your hedgehog would be adorable as a cheese appetizer, too!

    Belated Happy Easter. Best, Kate

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  10. Oh how funny - I was so enthralled with the picture of the finished hedgehog, I skipped over your explanation that it IS a cheese ball! In any case, let me say how cute it would be as a cake, too! : )

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  11. What a fabulous Hedgehog + glorious cup cakes. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  12. HA HA love that hedgehog! I am sure it got gobbled down by all!

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  13. Can I get the recipe for this hedgehog?

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    1. Kari.... I am pretty sure it's just cream cheese and shredded cheddar. I think I googled cheese hedgehog and found something. Honestly, I can't remember.

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