After devouring the Divine Mercy cheesecake, my kids finally agreed that fruit on a cheesecake was good, especially if it was strawberry.
Looks can be deceiving though. What happens when a distracted mommy fails to double check the recipe because she thinks she has it memorized? You get a cheesecake with no sugar in it. It wasn't terrible because the cake mix had some sugar in it. But not enough. Like I said, not terrible, but noticeable.
For anyone who looks at this and thinks that it requires special training or great skill to put together, I assure you that's not true. The recipe is a super easy one to follow, that's why it's one of my favorites. Just make sure you remember the sugar! It bakes up into a nice, firm cheesecake, not a tender, temperamental one. I have flipped it out of the pan onto my hand and then back onto a cooling rack without ever breaking one. The whipped cream goes on with a spoon and the strawberry sauce come from a can. Those flames? Hah! Just a glob of more whipped cream with colored sugar sprinkled on top and the Junior Mint cross sits on the serving plate. I didn't even anchor them to the plate with frosting which means they kind of slid around while I was taking it out of the fridge.
Yum. I'm going to try that cheesecake recipe. When I was a little girl we used to enjoy a cheesecake from a German bakery in Cincinnati -- it was firm and slightly cakey. I've tried many in hopes -- maybe this is the one!ReplyDelete
This looks totally do-able and absolutely delicious!!! Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
(my mouth is watering)
I'm turning red as I type the words...I.have.never.baked.a.cheesecake. (Gasp!) LOL You keep inspiring me...now I just have to remember to do it.ReplyDelete
P.S. My girls like the idea of the yarntainers!
looks delicious. glad you posted it.ReplyDelete
This looks really great, especially for a first timer, lol! You did a really good job with your presentation, you have quite an imagination there, lol! I hope you'll post some more photos. And you might want to try strawberry cheesecake and blackberry cheesecake, you'll love their colors for sure. :)ReplyDelete
I think it's beautiful and not gory at all! :-)ReplyDelete
I made pumpkin pie without sugar once. Yeah. It was noticeable and yucky (no cake mix to "save" it!) Of course, I made it that day as a treat for Chief who was having a rough week. He ate it without saying a word (but with a bit more whipped cream). I only knew of my oops when I tried a slice later. No amount of whipped cream could help that thing. *sigh*
It really looks beautiful. I love it!
it looks deliciousReplyDelete