Smeaton's Tower was a natural development from our Eighty-Eight, which has been incredibly popular since it’s introduction early in 2009. Named after the famous red-and-white lighthouse on Plymouth Hoe, Smeaton’s Tower is no less dramatic than the earlier, black-and-white cake.
Feeds: 90, or 60 for the 'Small Smeatons' (see the 'About' tab for details). Size: Diameter 33cm, height 35cm.
Smeaton's Tower is supplied as wrapped cheeses, undecorated. To order a Taster Box, go here.
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This cake is a natural development from our Eighty-Eight, which has been incredibly popular since it’s introduction early in 2009. Named after the famous red-and-white lighthouse on Plymouth Hoe, Smeaton’s Tower is no less dramatic than that earlier, black-and-white model.
Working up from the base, we start with a 3kg Cornish Brie: guaranteed popularity there! The large red-waxed cheese that comes next is a Grandma Singleton’s Lancashire (this comes in two halves which you simply place together). Yep, in the interests of colour and shape we’ve made one of our occasional departures from Westcountry-ness (and anyway, my lovely dad came from Oldham). Anyway, no apologies for including this classic English cheese, made by Singleton’s Dairy in Preston for 4 generations now.
Next, we needed a ‘white’ blue cheese, and fortunately there’s a fabulous example to hand: Harbourne Blue, the stunning goats’ milk blue from the blue cheese experts, Ticklemore Dairy. A nicely strong Godminster Cheddar comes next, followed by a Cranborne brie. The smallest red cheese is Red Devil, a ‘red leicester’ flavoured with chill and peppers, and right on the top is a tiny Gevrik goats’ cheese from Cornwall.
At 9.6kg this might - as a guideline - suit 90-100. Our cake was photographed by top Bovey lensman Bim and decorated by the wondrous Annie. Don’t forget that we only supply the cheese ... so you’ll need a creative person to take on the decorating duties. However, you could add the Decoration Pack to help you get the look - it's got everything you need.
For goats' cheese refusers! In this one we replace the goats' milk Harbourne Blue with Devon Blue. The two blues are the same size and weight, but note that Devon Blue is slightly creamier in colour, so you'll lose out a bit on the colour effect seen above.
As above but without the 3kg Cornish Brie base, so feeds more like 60.