Tye Dye Cheesecake

Saturday, November 1, 2008

I joined a new baking group called You Want Pies With That? in which bloggers bake pies with a new theme every month. Sounds fun right?!
This month’s theme “Pies as a fashion statement” was picked by Holly because she is hooked on project runway. In honor of Project Runway and the fashion world in general, she decided that the theme for November would be all about Fashionable Pies, Outrageous Pies, Colorful Pies, Pies with Texture, Pies that are Haute Cuisine as well as Haute Fashion, Pies that are Decked Out, Embellished, and Over the Top! The pie with the most fashion gets the “most creative tart” award.
Being the hippee at heart that I am I immediately thought of tye dye! So I made my cheesecake recipe, divided the batter into 5 bowls, and let the boys dye and stir. We had a blast!
We spooned the batter over the graham cracker crust taking turns putting dollops of the colors on.
After baking, the cheesecake was dark on the top and sides but the center was still vividly bright and just as much fun to eat as it was to look at! Ingredients
15 graham crackers, crushed
2 tablespoons butter, melted
4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup milk
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch springform pan.
In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter. Press onto bottom of springform pan. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Blend in milk, and then mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate. Mix in sour cream, vanilla and flour until smooth. Pour filling into prepared crust. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Turn the oven off, and let cake cool in oven with the door closed for 5 to 6 hours; this prevents cracking. Chill in refrigerator until serving.

25 comments:

You Want Pies With That? said...

That looks so fun!! Great idea! Thanks for sharing and playing along.

Mary Ann said...

Wow! That is so cool and so creative!

Susie Homemaker said...

How fun is THAT!!??
Love how you had little helpers - great idea!

Tammy said...

wow, that looks amazing! Top points for creativity!!

Mary said...

You're so creative! I love the look of the tie dye.

Madam Chow said...

You are not only very creative, it looks like you're a great mom! That is one fantastic dessert!

Anne said...

Wow- how creative! That's awesome.

Lauren said...

wow- it looks awesome and soooo fun!! great job!

Megan said...

Totally inspired and over the top! I love it!

Gabi said...

Wow what a fun concept and it looks as though your helpers had a good time too!
xo

Nichi said...

Groovy!

The Food Librarian said...

This is crazy cute. What a great idea and your little helpers must of had a great time with it too!

Heather B said...

how cool! What a great idea! Great job on this challenge!

Jacque said...

That is too cool for words! Great idea and the kids are adorable :)

Hot Domestic Mess said...

That's just awesome.

KeL said...

Love it ! Love It! Love it! I'm sure my niece would love to eat that cheesecake!!! Congrats!

Lisa said...

I hope you won!! That is an unbelievably beautiful cheesecake! You have a very creative mind to come up with that. :O)

Lisa

Brandi and Vincent said...

Love this! Making it for hubbies birthday!

Brandi and Vincent said...

Love this! Making it for hubbies birthday!

Brandi and Vincent said...

Love this! Making it for hubbies birthday!

Kelly said...

I love the tie dye idea. I am wondering what you used for coloring in the batter to get such vibrant colors. Thanks, Kelly

Carrie said...

Hi Kelly!
For the Tye Dye Fashion Pie,
I used Betty Crocker's Neon Food Coloring Gel. Here's a link to a picture of the box http://www.foodservicedirect.com/productimages/NF904706S.jpg

Have fun and good luck!
Carrie

The Daily Smash said...

Love it I will be making one for vday tomorrow with red pink and white.. I hope it works out thanks for the idea

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Lois said...

This is pretty neat. I am going to make this with the kids. I think it would also make a pretty cool camo colored cake for the cheesecake loving hunter in the family.