Red Velvet Cheesecake, YUM!! This has got to be my new favorite!! Not only does EVERYONE LOVE the combined together, it's QUICK and EASY!!
I use box cake mix- bake as directed on the box. BUT, I add 1/2 a package of Jello instant pudding, cheesecake flavor, it helps keep the cake moist and also makes it a little heavier.
I cut make round in half with my cake leveler (gosh I love this thing!)
I take the top half off so I can start layering my frosting and cake...
Here's my TOP SECRET weapon. I found this by accident right next to the Philadelphia Cream Cheese- GASP - "Ready to Eat" ?!?!??!!
So I separate it into 3 sections for my 3 layers. (I also put this into the freezer for 30 minutes prior to use so it would be firm enough to keep a thick layer and thin enough to spread)
No need to worry about crumbs in the layers. Just keep it about 1/4 inch from the edge or it'll gush out the sides! I'm bad about creating a frosting wall FIRST (you pipe frosting at the edge of the cake to prevent the icing from gushing over the edge) I was short on time and lazy...I'm a bad example, I know...
Here's my layers and what the cake looks like before the crumb coating.
I didn't document my crumb coat or my frosting technique, sorry.
But here's the finished product!! I used chocolate fondant to make strips approximately 1 inch in width. I also used white fondant to make fun circles. I hand cut the letters out of fondant too, but there's GOT TO BE an easier solution. I have to find alphabet cutters!! What a quick and fun project!!