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Cheesecake decorated like a cake?

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I got a very weird request from a potential client.

 

"We are looking for someone to decorate a small cheesecake to look like a traditional wedding cake for my fiance and I to cut and eat. We plan on having our caterer cut sheet cakes in the kitchen to serve to our guests, but Cody and I aren't very fond of cake. Is this something you could do for us?"

 

Has anyone ever heard of something like this or had this request in the past? If so, I am super curious to know...

 

Ideas, thoughts, concerns...please let me know!

 

Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 10

Yes, I've done this before. I made two layers of cheesecake and had a center of buttercream and covered it in MMF. It looked fine and held up fine but the venue later told me that once they cut into it, the cheesecake was just so soft and it didn't hold up as well as the cake did. Now, I just suggest that those that don't really like cake try the cake flavors I have that are based in other desserts (like my Banana Cream Pie cake or Apple Pie Cake). It's cake but it tastes just like the other desserts and that way I'm still staying within what I know best :) I also have a cheesecake filling that I use and tell them to get a flavor with that in the middle. It has the same flavor but holds up better.

post #3 of 10

Ganache! If you cover it in ganache then it will look like a cake if you decorate it accordingly. White chocolate if they want it to be white. I wouldn't put frosting or fondant on it. 

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They are actually quite easy to stack and decorate, the problem is getting soft. When I do them, they are kept refrigerated up until just before cake cutting, not on display the whole reception.

Alternatively, I also offer Japanese cheesecakes, they hold up much better.

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They are actually quite easy to stack and decorate, the problem is getting soft. When I do them, they are kept refrigerated up until just before cake cutting, not on display the whole reception.

Alternatively, I also offer Japanese cheesecakes, they hold up much better.

How does Japanese cheesecake compare to regular cheesecake? My DH wants me to try making Japanese cheesecake. 

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Ganache! If you cover it in ganache then it will look like a cake if you decorate it accordingly. White chocolate if they want it to be white. I wouldn't put frosting or fondant on it. 

I am beginning to think this is probably one I will just let go. These folks are thinking of getting cake from Costco to serve their guests....when I think about pricing a cheesecake like this...the ingredients for the cheesecake, white chocolate for the ganache, plus my time....I am not sure they would be willing to pay the true cost of it either regardless of how much they say they don't want cake.

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Originally Posted by bct806 View Post

How does Japanese cheesecake compare to regular cheesecake? My DH wants me to try making Japanese cheesecake. 

I have a hard time describing the texture, it's much lighter than American style cheesecake, very soft and melt in your mouth. I read someone calling it 'cotton soft', and that describes it well.

I actually prefer it tastewise though.

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I am beginning to think this is probably one I will just let go. These folks are thinking of getting cake from Costco to serve their guests....when I think about pricing a cheesecake like this...the ingredients for the cheesecake, white chocolate for the ganache, plus my time....I am not sure they would be willing to pay the true cost of it either regardless of how much they say they don't want cake.

You win some you lose some. If they are even considering Costco for their cake, they aren't willing to spend what it would cost to get something of quality. To each their own I suppose. I may have to try a stacked cheesecake one day. 

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Originally Posted by scrumdiddlycakes View Post

I have a hard time describing the texture, it's much lighter than American style cheesecake, very soft and melt in your mouth. I read someone calling it 'cotton soft', and that describes it well.

I actually prefer it tastewise though.

Thanks! I will have to try it. 

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