Celebrate the birth of a baby by creating a cute peach cobbler flavored Cheesecake Baby. This decadent baby shower dessert looks like an adorable baby and can be decorated to look like a boy or a girl.
If you can draw a smiley face, you can decorate your cheesecake to look like this cute baby.
To make a baby boy cheesecake, you simply add a wisp of hair to his head and add a blue fondant pacifier. To turn the cheesecake into a baby girl, you can add a pretty pink bow in her hair and a pink pacifier.
This is such a simple cheesecake to design and will really add a touch of whimsy to your baby shower dessert table.
I’ve had this idea mulling around in my head for month’s, so when I was asked to create a baby themed dessert for a fellow blogger’s virtual baby shower, I finally got busy in the kitchen creating this new decorated cheesecake.
A group of bloggers are celebrating the addition to the Clark’s Condensed Family! Katie Clark, from Clark’s Condensed and The Blog Help is going to be welcoming their second son at the end of September. Twenty one bloggers all had fun creating baby shower crafts, party food, and gifts . Be sure to check out all the amazing baby shower ideas. There’s a list of links at the bottom of this post.
Before you head over to see all the baby shower ideas, I’ll show you just how easy it is to make this Peach Cobbler Flavored Cheesecake Baby.
- 1 cup cinnamon graham cracker crumbs
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- PEACH COBBLER CHEESECAKE FILLING:
- 3 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 16 drops Wilton Treatology Peach Flavoring
- 8 drops Wilton Treatology Warm Cinnamon Graham Flavoring
- 2 drops Wilton Treatology Cream Vanilla Custard Flavoring
- Wilton Color Right Food Coloring (orange and black)
- 1 ounce blue or pink fondant or modeling chocolate
- 1 ounce skin toned fondant or modeling chocolate (to match cheesecake)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Spray a 9 inch springform pan with cooking spray.
- Combine graham cracker crumbs, 1 tablespoon sugar, and butter.
- Press it in the bottom of the springform pan.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until fragrant and the edges begin to brown.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- Set a large roasting pan in the oven and pour in 1 1/2 inches of hot water.
- PEACH COBBLER CHEESECAKE FILLING:
- Combine cream cheese and sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs and beat to combine.
- Add sour cream and the 3 flavorings and beat to combine.
- Add desired color. (1 drop orange for light peach skin tone)
- Scoop out 1 1/2 tablespoons of filing and place in a small bowl.
- Color using several drops of black coloring.
- Spoon into a small zip top bag or pastry bag.
- If making a baby girl, also color 1 1/2 tablespoons of filling pink.
- Spoon into a bag also.
- Pour the remaining cheesecake filing over crust.
- Pipe on two eyes, two eyebrows, a wisp of hair and a smile using the black filling.
- If making a girl, you can add rosy cheeks and a pink bow.
- Set cheesecake in roasting pan filled with water and bake for 45-50 minutes.
- The top of the cheesecake should look set but still wiggle.
- Turn off oven, crack open door, and let cheesecake sit for 15 minutes.
- Remove cheesecake from water bath and allow to cool for 1 hour at room temperature.
- Refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
- Roll out blue or pink fondant and cut out one 1 1/2 inch round circle. Cut out a pacifier handle. Attach the handle to the circle using a dab of water.
- Roll out skin toned fondant and cut out two ears.
- Just before serving, attach the two ears to the side of the cheesecake and add a pacifier in the baby's mouth.
I wanted my cheesecake baby to be light peach and knew that if I flavored it using real peaches, the finished cheesecake would have a very yellow tint to it, so I opted to use Wilton’s new Treatology Flavor System to add peach cobbler flavor to my dessert and I colored it using a drop of orange coloring from Wilton Color Right Performance Color System.
The Treatology flavors don’t have cloyingly sweet flavors like some extracts and oils, and they are perfect for adding a natural tasting flavor to a cheesecake.
To make this cheesecake, you’ll start by making a graham cracker crust. Then whip up the cheesecake filling and add 16 drops of Wilton Treatology peach flavoring, 8 drops of warm cinnamon graham flavoring, and 2 drops of creamy vanilla custard flavoring. If you want a more pronounced peach flavor you can adjust the number of drops to your liking
Color your cheesecake filling using Wilton’s new Color Right Performance Color System. I added a drop or two of orange, but you can combine any of the colors to get one that will look perfect for your mother to be. Just remember the color will darken slightly when the cheesecake is baked.
Before pouring all the filing into the springform pan, scoop out about 1 1/2 tablespoons into a small bowl. Color with a few drops of black coloring. If making a girl, scoop out another 1 1/2 tablespoons of filling and color pink.
Pour that into a zip top bag or disposable pastry bag and pipe on two eyes, two eyebrows, a smile and a wisp of hair if making a boy. For the girl, you can add rosy cheeks and a pretty pink bow.
To really make your cheesecake baby come to life, you can add a pacifier in his/her mouth and some ears. Use fondant or modeling chocolate to create both. They are so simple to make.
To make the fondant pacifier just cut out a 1 1/2 inch circle then create and attach a handle. Glue the two pieces of fondant together with a dab of water.
To make the ears, cut out two 1 1/2 inch circles from a fondant color that matches your cheesecake. Cut off a bit of one side so the ears sit flat up against the side of the cheesecake.
Once your cheesecake is chilled, remove it from the springform pan and set on a serving plate. Just before serving the cheesecake, add the fondant pacifier and ears.
If you are using a traditional clamp style springform pan, be sure to wrap the bottom of the pan in two layers of heavy duty foil to keep the water out of the cheesecake. I used a no-leak pan, which I love.
To keep condensation from forming on the cheesecake while it’s in the refrigerator, drape a piece of paper towel over the top of the springform pan, then cover tightly in tin foil.
For more detailed information about baking the cheesecake in a water bath, check out the first decorated cheesecake I ever made, the Decorated Daisy Cheesecake post.
You can find items you need to make this cheesecake on Amazon.com (commission earned for sales)
As a member of Wilton’s Sweet Treat team, I am compensated for creating recipes using their products. I have really enjoyed using the new Treatology flavorings to make sweet treats including Toasted Coconut Cheesecake No Churn Ice Cream and Vanilla Custard Flavored No Churn Ice Cream and look forward to trying some of the many Treatology flavored recipes created by Wilton, like their Peach Bellini Parfaits, Salted Caramel Whoopie Pies, and Vanilla Custard Marshmallows.
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