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Cheesecake with Key Lime Stars and Orange Cream Mermaids #summerdessertweek

“This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek!
I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.”

I think cheesecakes should be decorated, too!  I make this simple, baked, vanilla cheesecake with the idea of decorating it for a summer mermaid bash!  Let me show you how simple it is!

First I make this delicious baked cheesecake. There's only 4 ingredients for the crust and 4 ingredients for the cheesecake.  Still packed with delicious flavor.  I used a springform pan I got from Meyer/Anolon.

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I used a candy mold of mermaid tales, orange cream melts, and key lime icing all from the Wilton line for decorating the cheesecake.

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Cheesecake with Key Lime Stars and Orange Cream Mermaids

Easy baked cheesecake decorated for a summer party!
prep time: 30 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 60 M


For the crust
  • 1 1/2 c crumbs (vanilla wafer, graham cracker, shorbread)
  • 6 T melted butter
  • 6 T sugar
  • 1/4 t salt
For the cake
  • 2 8 oz blocks of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 t vanilla
For the decorations
  • 1 pkg Wilton's Lime  Decorating Icing with attached decorator tip
  • 1 pkg Mermaid Cupcake kit
  • 1 pkg orange cream  Candy Melts


How to cook Cheesecake with Key Lime Stars and Orange Cream Mermaids

For the crust
  1. Mix all ingredients.
  2. Press firmly into the bottom of a springform pan.
  3. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
  4. Let cool.
For the cake
  1. Beat eggs and sugar until well blended.
  2. Add cream cheese and beat until smooth and fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla and stir until well incorporated.
  4. Pour into springform pan. 
  5. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
  6. The center will not look done.
  7. Let cool until cake firms up.
  8. Remove from springform pan.
For the decorations
  1. When cheesecake is completely cool, and right before serving,  add the lime decorating icing using the star tip. I chose to decorate the edge, but you could do it any way you wish.
  2. Use the candy form in the cupcake kit to make mermaid tales.  Melt 1/2 cup of candy melts in a plastic decorator's bag. Microwave in 30 second increments until completely melted. Cut the end and fill the mold with melted candy melts. Place in the refrigerator until tales are set.
  3. Using cool whip, place a mound in the center, add mermaid tales and sprinkle the sprinkles included in the cupcake kit.  
  4. Refrigerate after serving. 
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Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Wilton Gift Pack – including – Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 13 x 9 -inch Oblong Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Square Cake Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Round Cake Pan, Peach Cobbler Candy Melts Candy, Blueberry Lemonade Candy Melts Candy, Orange Crème Candy Melts Candy, Key Lime Pie Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Orange Crème Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Pop Art Triangle and Solid Cupcake Liners, Geometric Print and Solid Green Cupcake Liners, Balloon Dog Icing Decorations, Assorted Brights and Pastels Sprinkles, Blue Sprinkles Tackle Box, Coral Sprinkles Tackle Box, DIY-Lish Mermaid Kit, DIY-Lish Candy Lollipop Kit and Disposable Decorating Bags with 1M Tips


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Prize #4 — Anolon is giving one (1) winner an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9" Round Springform Pan & an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9" Square Springform Pan

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  1. This cheesecake sounds super good right now and I love the cute mermaid toppings. What a fun idea!

  2. The addition of the mermaids totally makes this. I love anything with key lime in it - especially cheesecake.

  3. I love this! So creative! Plus I love cheesecake. And key lime. So this is my kind of dessert.

  4. not only is this one of my favorite desserts but i love how you turned into something magical with the mermaid idea! cant wait to share w/ my mom group!

  5. I can't wait to make this for my next gathering. It looks like a lot of fun to make and super yummy.

  6. What a fun cheesecake and I love all of the citrusy garnishes!

  7. We love cheesecake. This seems like a simple enough but tasty recipe! I love the way you decorated it, perfect for summer or a mermaid party.

  8. I suppose this is 10/10 for creativity. The cake motif is undeniably must love. Cheesecake seems to be everyone's favorite either.

  9. What a fun looking cheesecake! I’m going to try this too!

  10. Cathy Mini7:20 AM

    Wow! I am a cheesecake lover. It looks so delicious! I'd love to taste it now.

  11. This cake looks so fun! Actually looks like it takes a lot of work, good things for molds!

  12. This looks like the perfect birthday cake. My daughter is in love with the idea of having a festive cake but I didn't know exactly what to do until now. This looks great.

  13. Love the cake my granddaughter is crazy about mermaids. I really need some of these form spring pans. I don't think I own a single one. (Rena)

  14. This cheesecake is totally adorable! And seriously, it's getting me excited for the upcoming Little Mermaid live action film.

  15. How cute is this cheesecake with the mermaid toppers! YUM!

  16. This couldn't be cuter.

  17. I have a sweet tooth and cheesecake is one of my favorites. Nom! I love how you decorated it. So fun and colorful.


  18. A cheesecake is always a good choice in my household. The mermaid makes this soooo festive. I'd love to dive into this cake right now lol!

  19. The Wilton tent sale is so cool. I have gotten great things for baking and decorating.

  20. Mama Maggie's Kitchen4:18 PM

    Wow! This cake looks gorgeous! And I am sure it tastes good, too! Can't wait to have this.

  21. Your cake turned out beautifully! I have never decorated a cheesecake with anything other than fruit. I feel like this is opening up a whole new world of fun.

  22. This looks beautiful. What a great idea for a mermaid party or gathering.

  23. This is such a pretty cheesecake. I love the mermaid tails on top!

  24. What a fun looking cheesecake! Those tails and sprinkles are super cute.


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