Friday, April 15, 2011

Baptism Cheesecake Buffet

Pastries have always had a magical effect in Paris - We already knew that cookies seduce everyone who tries them! This weekend we discovered Cheesecake makes an even bigger impact!!!

Cheesecake, for me, has always been a dessert reserved for big important celebrations, like weddings. So when my friend asked me to bake cheesecake for her baptism, I jumped at the occasion.

I started baking on Wednesday and when Friday rolled around I ran into two problems, and I had to call upon the kindness of my neighbors to pull me out of a pinch.

First the power went out and I couldn't boil my milk to make more cheese. So Rob visited all of our neighborhood friends to see who might have electricity - nobody did. But one neighbor has a restaurant with a gas stovetop that saved our day.

Later, I realized I was short a half a cup of sugar! Again, Rob started down the street and the first neighbor he found lent us a bit of sugar to finish the last cheesecake. phew!

Of course then we had to share our cheesecakes with the lovely neighbors that helped us out so generously! And, now I feel like a rock-star when I walk down the street and neighbors continue to shower complements on me about the amazing cheesecakes we thanked them with!

Check out my cheesecake recipes here.

Cheesecake Buffet

Caramel Cream Cheesecake

Chocolate Cheesecake

Red Velvet Ganache Cheesecake

Classic New York Style Cheesecake

Lemon Custard Cheesecake

Chocolate Ganache Cheesecake

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