4 Creative Ways to Decorate Cheese Cake
An elegant topping can take your cheesecake from simple to stunning. Try these ideas for a cheesecake that's a feast for the eyes.
CHOCOLATE MARBLE DISC TOPPER
A raised jumbo disc lends your cheesecake height and elegance.
- 6 ounces white milk chocolate
- 6 ounces brown milk chocolate
- 1-9 inch round foil pan
- 1-2 bags of oval shape Klics
1- Place brown color chocolate in the microwave .
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not microwave for more than 30 seconds at a time. As soon as the chocolate is mostly melted remove from the microwave and mix well until the chocolate is completely melted. Putting milk chocolate in the microwave too long will cause the chocolate to harden as opposed to melting it.
2- Next, QUICKLY repeat with the white chocolate.
3- Drop spoonfuls of chocolate into the foil pan, alternating the colors. Gently tap the pan against your work surface to settle and distribute the chocolate evenly.To create the marble effect swirl through the chocolate with a knife edge .
4-Refrigerate the pan to set and harden the chocolate.
5- Using sharp scissors cut down the sides of the pan to remove the chocolate disc.
6- Using your Klics, create a ring on the cheese cake and place the disc on top.
POLKA DOT CHEESE CAKE TOPPER
For a pretty yet playful look, try these multi sized discs.
- 3 ½ ounces brown chocolate-melted
- 3 ½ ounces white chocolate-melted
- Butter cream
1- Drop spoonfuls of both chocolates on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
(Don’t worry if they are not even –different sizes will add interest and dimension to your design.
2- Refrigerate the pan to set and harden the chocolate.
3- Place butter cream in a pastry bag with a tip.
4- In a random pattern, squeeze butter cream on the top of the cake in a few different spots.
5- Place discs on top on different angles.
RIOT OF TOPPINGS CHEESECAKE
Having a hard time deciding how to decorate your cheesecake? Try this variety for an exciting look and lots of options for your eager eaters.
You will need:
- Assortment of topping such as:
Cookie crunch, pie filling, sandwich cookies, whip cream, nut crunch,chocolate shavings, honey glazed pecans, kiwi slices, melted sugar discs….
For the melted sugar discs-melt ¼ c sugar in a small pot over medium heat until it is a caramel color.
Use a spoon to form desired shapes on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Allow to harden
- 12- 6”x6” pieces of parchment paper, folded in half
1- Freeze cheese cake till firm.
2- Remove cheese cake from the freezer and cut into 12 slices, using a sharp knife.
3- Place a piece of parchment in between each slice (optional)
4- Decide how many different toppings you would like to use.
5- Alternating the flavors, decorate slices.
FRUITY TOPPED CHEESECAKE
- Lemon pie filling
- Pomegranate seeds
- Kiwi slices
- Mango cut into matchsticks
- Chopped nuts
- Whipped Topping
- Spread a thin layer of lemon pie filling over the whole cheesecake.
- Prepare the whipped cream in a pastry bag with a star tip
- Create a moon shape on the top of the cheese cake by forming small stars
Line the edge of the moon with the fruit and chopped nuts.
Photography by Hudi Greenberger.
This article by Esther O. originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine.