We are going to show you how you can take a store bought cheesecake (or homemade if you like) and with a few simple decorations you can create a show stopping dessert in minutes. Great for taking to a dinner party or a last minute dessert when you are in a rush. Learn how to decorate a cheesecake in minutes!
You know those occasions when you have offered to bring dessert to a BBQ or dinner party, and you forget? Well, instead of swinging past the store on your way to buy something in a box, you can decorate a ready made cheesecake and take something that LOOKS homemade, but really you have just thrown stuff on top!
The great thing about decoration for cheesecakes is there there are so many different ways to do it. We are sharing our favourite cheesecake decoration ideas so there is something for everyone.
Looking for some more easy dessert ideas? Why not try our delicious Chocolate Pots, zingy Lemon Posset or indulgent Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Cheesecake - We have used a frozen vanilla cheesecake to keep the cheesecake flavours itself fairly simple and let the toppings shine. We have more cheesecake ideas for you below.
- Berries - This is the bulk of the decoration. Use a mixture of berries for a nice mixture of sizes and colour.
- Caramel sauce - A generous drizzle of caramel adds some extra sweetness and makes it look SO good.
- Chocolate - Just a little dark chocolate grated over the top to finish off.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
How to decorate a cheesecake - Step by step
One: Place your cheesecake on a serving board. Drizzle over the caramel sauce.
Two: Pile on the berries.
Three: Grate over the dark chocolate.
Although this is a post about how to decorate a cheesecake, you need the cheesecake to begin with. This is a cheat's recipes, and a way to have a stunning dessert in minutes, so we have used a frozen vanilla cheesecake. Just let it defrost and then top - what could be easier?
However, if you wanted to make the actual cheesecake yourself first, then here are some incredible recipes that you could use.
- New York Baked Cheesecake
- No Bake Cheesecake
- Healthy Cheesecake
- Chocolate Cheesecake
- Lemon Cheesecake
Or you could use our Christmas Cheesecake recipe.
This is what you are hear to find out, right? The best thing about cheesecake toppings is that they are so adaptable. A great way to use up what you have.
Decorating a cheesecake can be a fun and creative way to add some flair to your dessert. Whether you're making a cheesecake for a special occasion or just for a sweet treat, decorating it can take it to the next level.
Fresh fruit, chocolate shavings, whipped cream, and caramel sauce are all popular options for decoration for cheesecakes. You can also get creative with your toppings by using crushed cookies, nuts, or even edible flowers. It's important to choose toppings that complement the flavour of your cheesecake and enhance its overall presentation. So, use these ideas as suggestions and match them to your cheesecake flavour.
You can even create designs with your toppings.
- Create a swirl pattern with the chocolate or caramel sauce.
- Use a piping bag to pipe whipped cream into decorative shapes, such as rosettes or stars.
- Arrange fruit toppings in a decorative pattern, such as a flower or a heart shape.
If I am making this for someone's birthday, then I will personalise it to them. I will use a mixture of their favourite fruit and their favourite chocolate bars all chopped up. This kind of birthday cake alternative has always gone down well.
Instead of berries, why not go for a tropical twist? We like mango, pineapple and passionfruit added, with a little coconut sprinkled on top.
• It's best to decorate your cheesecake just before you are going to serve it, as this prevents the toppings from making it soggy.
• If you are making your own cheesecake, allow it to set for 6-8 hours before decorating.
• Remember to keep the overall look of the cheesecake in mind when creating designs. Too many toppings or a cluttered design can detract from the beauty of the cheesecake.
• Use a sharp knife to cut the cheesecake into slices. Wipe the knife clean between each slice for a clean cut.
• Serve the cheesecake on a decorative platter or cake stand for a beautiful presentation.
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How to Decorate a Cheesecake
- 2 tablespoon Caramel sauce
- 1 Cheesecake
- 60 g (0.5 cups) Raspberries
- 100 g (0.66 cups) Strawberries
- 5 g (0.33 oz) Chocolate - dark
- Place 1 Cheesecake on a serving board. Drizzle over 2 tablespoon Caramel sauce.
- Pile on 100 g Strawberries and 60 g Raspberries.
- Grate over 5 g Chocolate.
- It's best to decorate your cheesecake just before you are going to serve it, as this prevents the toppings from making it soggy.
- If you are making your own cheesecake, allow it to set for 6-8 hours before decorating.
- Remember to keep the overall look of the cheesecake in mind when creating designs. Too many toppings or a cluttered design can detract from the beauty of the cheesecake.
- Use a sharp knife to cut the cheesecake into slices. Wipe the knife clean between each slice for a clean cut.
- Serve the cheesecake on a decorative platter or cake stand for a beautiful presentation.
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