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Do you already have a cheesecake (homemade or store-bought) but you’re looking for a way to festive it up for Christmas? Do you have whipping cream & green food coloring? Yes? Then, you can make this super easy & quick cheesecake wreath decoration. All you need is one frosting tip & a little practice piping frosting & you’ll be well on your way to make a dessert that will make people’s jaws drop. Read on for my Christmas themed cheesecake tutorial.
- Cheesecake (I used this recipe)
- 1 pint whipping cream
- 6 T Powdered sugar
- 1 t vanilla extract
- Green food coloring (I used Leaf Green from AmeriColor)
- Offset spatula or butter knife (I used this offset spatula from Wilton)
- Frosting tips (I used tip 1M from Wilton)
- Frosting bags or freezer bags (I used these bags from Wilton)
- Make sure that your cheesecake is completely cooled, set aside.
- Pour whipping cream into a large bowl & mix with a blender until soft peaks form.
- Add in powdered sugar & vanilla extract, blend until stiff peaks form.
- Remove 1 cup of frosting & set aside in a bowl. Mix in 2+ drops of green food coloring.
- Take the remaining white whipped cream frosting & spread a thin layer over the entire top of the cheesecake.
- Cut off the tip of your frosting bag & push a frosting tip through to the end. Make sure that it is firmly in place. Fill the bag with green whipped cream frosting.
- Start piping your wreath using the green frosting. Hold the frosting bag with one hand & squeeze the frosting out using quick squeezes. Cover the entire perimeter of your cheesecake with green frosting leaves. Leave the center white.
- Don’t add too much frosting at a time to your frosting bags. Your hand will heat up the frosting bag & the frosting will become too soft to show piping details. When this happens just set the bag aside to let the frosting firm up again.
- Decorate your wreath with sprinkles, colored sugar or other edible Christmas decorations.
- You don’t need a frosting tip to make a wreath. Just cut off a corner of a freezer bag, fill with frosting & get to piping large dots to make a wreath.
That’s all there is to it. I love baking something special for every holiday. I always bake a pecan pie for Christmas. I also make a second pie, usually French Silk, snowball cookies & another Christmas cookie. This year I decided to make a Christmas themed cheesecake & what better way then to make a whipped cream wreath on top of it? Especially since I made fresh wreaths, porch pots & a Christmas garland this year. I like to stay on theme, so an evergreen-like decoration is right up my alley. I mentioned this frosting tip set from Wilton in my gingerbread garden tutorial post, but it really bears repeating. I could never make all of these special themed decorations without this set. I highly recommend it. Plus, it’s so convenient having a case for all my frosting tips. This set is a must-have for all bakers as far as I’m concerned.
You can make this in a snap. You could always buy a ready-made cheesecake from the store & decorate it if you’re pinched for time, but I really recommend making your own. Cheesecakes are so easy to make, don’t let them intimidate you & homemade tastes incredible. Give it a shot, you’ll impress everyone at the dessert table!