Weekend Cravings, Red Velvet Cheesecake

My masterpiece

I am feeling fairly yucky this weekend. I’m exhausted, sick, cranky and I missed a cool opportunity in NYC today. Naturally, this means I want to lay in bed and indulge myself in things that probably won’t make my stomach feel any better but are so delicious.

I want more red velvet cheesecake

For my 32nd birthday this year I made my own birthday cake. I found a recipe for a red velvet cheesecake like the deliciousness I’ve had at the Cheesecake Factory and I spent 2 days making my masterpiece above. Of course now that I’ve made it once, I know what I need to do to make it better the next time. I need to whip the frosting longer to make it a bit silkier, perhaps tweak the cheesecake recipe a bit, cook the red velvet a few minutes less…all of these things are swirling around in my head making me want to give it a second shot.

I know I can make it even better. I know it will be delicious. I know if I just tell folks I made it again they will flock to my house so I don’t have to eat it all by myself…

I’m going to resist and maybe just go for a walk instead. Sigh…

Maybe I’ll pass a cupcake place along the way and pick up a small red velvet treat.

If you want to make it, I’d suggest the Martha Stewart red velvet recipe and the NY cheesecake recipe and buttercream frosting recipe from this site. Such a divine combination. Whoever thought of this was a genius! 

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