I am about to start working on a cake for a friend's baby shower. She loves cheesecake. The cake will be an 8 or 9 inch bottom tier with a 6 inch top tier. I would like to make the top tier a cheesecake. I've seen this done before, where the cake layers are cheesecake with graham cracker crust and then stacked and iced just like regular cake. I've never done it though, and I am wondering if anyone has and if there are special things I need to know? Obviously, I know the cheesecake will need to be refrigerated up until a few hours before the shower. Thanks!
I have never done it but cheesecake freezes well and I think it would be pretty easy to ice frozen.
What I have done before for a cheesecake lover, is fill the cake with an extra large layer of no bake cheesecake. I use Ms Martha's (Stewart) no bake cheesecake and whip it up like I was making the cake but instead of putting it in crust I fill my cakes w/it. Usually about 1 1/2" thick. It is ridiculous good with layers of dark chocolate cake.
I like the idea of the no bake filling. How well does it hold up at room temp? Does it need to be kept very cold?
I've made several wedding cheesecakes, but never iced them. The layers get stacked with pegs and a space between layers. Then I used flowers to decorate.
I've made a wedding cheesecake, I also iced the outside with no problems as long as the cheesecake was cold. Stack just the same as a regular cake, but you might want to make sure you bake your crust well and thick so you can pop easily out of your cake pan without breaking (I hate spring form pans, I use a regular cake pan lined with parchment) and get it onto a cake board.
Chill your cheesecake for 24 hours prior to decorating and do not cover it with anything in the fridge, it will build up condensation and make it gooey.
Cheesecake (like most cakes) are better served room temp and they are fine out of the fridge for about 6 hours.
The no bake filling holds up just like a no bake cheesecake, you wouldn't want to leave it out overnight but it's fine for four or five hours.