I actually found that buying a cheesecake is just about the same price as making one...and it's a lot less hassle. I scoop out the filling --avoiding the crust--and put it on the cake layer. Use a stiff dam of buttercream around the edge and you're good to go! Works great and tastes wonderful! I've done this for several cakes and it's turned out well every time.[/quote]SCORE! What a great idea! Thanks! I might try that method with a Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake.