Tuesday, December 23, 2008

On the 3rd Day of Christmas....

Today I inserted a little chocolate and cheesecake into my day! I saw this a year ago in a magazine (I can't remember which one). I bought a box of Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake from Sam's (My philosophy-if someone can make it better than you-let them, and Cheesecake Factory does a much better job at making cheesecake than I do.). I lined up the cheesecake slices on a piece of wax paper. I broke Bob's Peppermint sticks in half, used the tip of a knife to make a little hole in the side of each cheesecake slice and inserted them as trunks (I thought about pretzel rods, but thought they might get soggy in a day). I then took Smucker's Hard Shell Ice Cream Topping and poured some over each slice. It didn't completely cover the sides, so I went back with my knife and smoothed it up the sides of each cake. I then took some candy cane sprinkles (from Target) and a little loop of decorators icing for garland. I contemplated balls and a star....but then decided....sometimes less is more. Ta da, it's dessert for Christmas Eve. I have my doubts about how the hard shell will taste, but....they look cute, and that's half the purpose of making them.