How to Make a Cheesecake into a Christmas Cheesecake in a Flash

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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.

Christmas Cheesecake picture
I can’t even explain how easy this is to make. You have to see for yourself.


  • 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)



  1. Make sure that your cheesecake is completely cooled, set aside.
  2. Pour whipping cream into a large bowl & mix with a blender until soft peaks form.
  3. Add in powdered sugar & vanilla extract, blend until stiff peaks form.
  4. Remove 1 cup of frosting & set aside in a bowl. Mix in 2+ drops of green food coloring.
  5. Take the remaining white whipped cream frosting & spread a thin layer over the entire top of the cheesecake.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Enjoy!


  • 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.
homemade cheesecake picture
My homemade (& slightly overcooked) cheesecake.

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.

cheesecake topped with whipped cream picture
A little whipped cream fixes all imperfections.
Christmas cheesecake tutorial picture
A cheesecake so nice that I posted this picture twice.

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!

Like this post? Read my other Christmas tutorials: how to make a gingerbread garden, fresh Christmas wreath tutorial, how to make a Christmas porch pot & a fresh Christmas garland tutorial.

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