Make an adorable and delicious baby shower dessert that your party guests will love. This Cheesecake Baby is easy to make and can be decorated to look like a baby boy or girl.
If you can draw a smiley face, you can decorate your cheesecake to look like this cute baby. This is such a simple decorated cheesecake design. This cute dessert will really add a touch of whimsy to your baby shower dessert table.
You'll start by making a peach-colored cheesecake. If you like, you can even flavor the cheesecake using peach flavoring.
Then, you'll decorate it using cheesecake filling that has been colored with some black food coloring.
To make a cheesecake baby boy, you simply add two eyes, a smile, a wisp of hair, and a blue pacifier. To turn the cheesecake into a baby girl, you can add a pretty pink bow in her hair and a pink pacifier.
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cinnamon graham cracker crumbs
Peach Cheesecake Filling:
peach flavoring, optional (I used Wilton Treatology flavoring but it is sadly no longer available. LorAnn Oils will work well too.)
black food coloring
modeling chocolate or fondant
blue or pink food coloring
mixing bowl and mixer or stand mixer
9-inch springform pan
squeeze bottle, disposable pastry bag, or zip-top bag
To make this cheesecake, you'll start by making a graham cracker crust. Then you will make the peach-flavored cheesecake filling.
To make the skin-toned filling, add orange coloring, brown coloring, or tan coloring. Just remember the color will darken slightly when the cheesecake is baked.
Before pouring all the filling into the springform pan, scoop out about 1 ½ tablespoons into a small bowl. Color with a few drops of black coloring. If making a girl, scoop out another 1 ½ 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, cut out a 1 ½-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 ½-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 it 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 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.
- 1 cup cinnamon graham cracker crumbs
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 3 (8-ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- orange and black food coloring
- optional, peach flavoring (see notes)
- 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 ½ inches of hot water.
Combine cream cheese and sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
Add eggs and beat to combine.
Add sour cream and the peach flavoring if using and beat to combine.
Add desired color. (1 drop orange for light peach skin tone)
Scoop out 1 ½ 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 ½ 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 ½ 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.
Set your cream cheese out at room temperature for at least 3 hours before making the cheesecake. You also want your eggs and sour cream to be at room temperature. Set them out about an hour beforehand.
Peach flavoring - You can use LorAnn Oils peach flavoring. Add ½ teaspoon to flavor. You can add more for a stronger flavor.
If you want a peach cobbler-flavored cheesecake use the following:
16 drops Wilton Treatology Peach Flavoring
8 drops Wilton Treatology Warm Cinnamon Graham Flavoring
2 drops Wilton Treatology Cream Vanilla Custard Flavoring
Store the cheesecake in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also freeze the decorated cheesecake (without the modeling chocolate or fondant ears and pacifier) for up to 3 months.
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