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Rainbow Cheesecake

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Step 1: Ingredients

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Gather all of your basic ingredients for whatever cheesecake recipe that you have.

As long as it's white or light colored, it should work wonderfully.


Filling:

1/2 c. sugar
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened (or your lite/fat free variety)
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Dash of salt
1/4 c. milk
2 eggs
Food Coloring (I have gels)

Mixing Bowl
6 zip style sandwich/snack bags. The snack size is a little easier to control when piping your mix out. You could alternatively layer the colors in a piping bag, and pipe directly into the center of the pan, so each color pushes the others out.

Mix everything: food wise, not literally everything, that could lead to problems; once you have a smooth almost pancake like batter you can move on.

Step 2: Fill your baggies!

Here is where the fun stuff begins.
You should start by putting your bags into cups or ramekins to make mixing easier.

I used some small ramekins I got at Pier One the other day for $1 a pop, so they are certainly affordable, and you should always have some handy regardless.

I made sure to lay them out in ROY G BIV so I knew what color was next.

I spooned out the filling into each bag separately, so there was an even amount in each one. I went one tablespoon at at a time until I was out.
 
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OOO.oo..I'm going to have to try this rainbow cheesecake..to go with mt rainbow jelly! My goal is for a Rainbow smorgasbord!
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hbguck4 years ago
This is not my favorite "ible".  I don't know why you have it listed at such.
what are you on about
An Villain4 years ago
I just made mine-I'm so excited! A few thoughts though...I doubled the recipe to make 2 regular sized but it ended up being enough for just one regular pie crust so I would double up if you're going that route. Also, I think whatever color goes in first (the outside color) should have more batter (or whatever it;s called) and make the doses incrementally smaller as you go to get more even circles. Overall awesome idea! Just thought I'd share some things I learned.
wisl5 years ago
just did this instructable, but slightly different, an unbaked cheesecake (no eggs, and cream instead of milk). and this looks really good too. thanks.
acidaleh6 years ago
To do the filling basically you pour your colour into the middle of your pan/crust/wrapper in small even amounts in sequence. The newest layer forces the previous layers to spread out evenly, and create these stripes.

Here the purple layer was first and was poured into the middle of the crust, then the blue layer was poured in the center of the crust, on top of the purple, and the blue pushed the purple out. Then the green was poured in the middle of the crust, on top of the blue, and the green pushed the blue and purple layers out. Then yellow, orange and red were each poured into the middle and pushed the other layers out to form almost perfect circles. You use the same amount of each colour, not smaller diameter circles mattz, it's kind of hard to see this until you actually do it though.

http://azcookbook.wordpress.com/2008/02/15/zebra-cake/
This link shows the technique with some process pictures, although it's a different cake it's the same technique.

This layering technique works on cakes, cupcakes, larger cheesecake and such. Just continue to drop different batter into the middle of your pan in even amounts and it will spread and form good layers. The kind of cake/pastry you make and the size of the pan will result in the stripes forming a different way. On a larger thing you can use more batter in each layer to form larger stripes.

Hope that helps ;)
Tolstoi78 (author)  acidaleh6 years ago
This is it exactly. I've done it with cake before, and it's really awesome. The thing is, a water bath is almost always your best friend when you want to do the colors, unless you plan on cutting the very top off, because it's going to discolor somewhat from browning. But Icing covers that up really well...
aglaranna6 years ago
Nice! I think I may try this for a party I'm having in a couple of weeks!! How fun!!
mattz6 years ago
I'm a little fuzzy as to how you actually pipe that out. Do you mean that you pour out all the purple smoothly, then the green on top of that etc, slowly winding in the diameter of your pouring?
madd sluts6 years ago
omg that looks friggeeennn yummmmmmmmmm!!!
Ashin6 years ago
is the pie crust optional?
Ferrite6 years ago
Good way to put in the filling, i would have put a dot in the center and done circles around it but you method looks much easier. Good job!!
yummmmmmmm....
Miss World6 years ago
This looks great! :) great instructable too!
lol I love seeing the different various ways to do the colors, cute job! Looks like it's only half filled, but I've never attempted to make one, so what do I know haha!
darkmuskrat6 years ago
lol, so many of my greatest creations have not been documented due to death by consumption...great instructable!
zachninme6 years ago
Awesome! Really pretty, too. Great first instructable!