Back in December, we did a lot of research to try to figure out which Disney World resort to stay at. Several of the Disney message boards had amazing posts with information about anything and everything you could ever want to know. Seriously, they had information about the rooms, pools, buses, and even the food. Best of all, they had photos of items that helped to lure us into staying at the Pop Century Resort.
One night, JL and I were sitting at the laptop reading about the Pop Century. At the time our reservations were at a different value resort on Disney property. We read about all of the activities that took place at Pop Century each day, especially for kids that were NHL’s age. Then we looked at photos of things from the food court. We were immediately intrigued by something called tie-dye cheesecake. The photos were amazing and we sat there almost drooling. Several days after this we changed our reservations to Pop Century Resort.
When we went to Disney in May we knew that we HAD to try the tie-dye cheesecake. Of course, we did just that one morning as part of our breakfast splurge.
We had this colorful, delicious treat twice while on our week long vacation. . . so did my parents. A short while ago JL did a search for the tie-dye cheesecake on Google. He found a recipe mentioned on Slashfood.com that compared itself to the cheesecake at the Pop Century Resort. Today we went grocery shopping and JL mentioned that he wanted to try making this. It seemed like the perfect time since his birthday is tomorrow. So we bought the red velvet cake mix, got bricks of cream cheese, and bought food coloring just in case we needed it.
When we got hom JL and NHL baked the 9" round red velvet cake in our never used springform pan from my bridal shower. It also made a dozen cupcakes with the extra batter. Then I switched out and made the cheesecake part. We opted to only do four colors this time around. So I mixed green, blue, purple and yellow for our experiment. Here is the cake just as it was heading into the oven to bake the cheesecake part on top of the red velvet cake.
Now this colorful creation is baked, cooled and chilling.
Tomorrow we will slice in to test and see how our colorful creation tastes when we have it to celebrate TechyDad’s birthday.
Submitted as part of Grace’s Kitchen Friends on Feels Like Home.
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that looks gorgeous! can’t wait to hear how it tastes! I love making cheesecakes!
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So gorgeous I have to know if it is as tasty as it looks! Great job!
it looks delicious, you are very talented
so cool. i have another blog friend who also made a rainbow cake for her kid’s birthday. i definitely think this is a project for me this year. nice job!!!!!! (btw, i can’t find her post but here is her source for the recipe: http://omnomicon.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-to-make-rainbow-cake.html)
this would be great for even my teens to do thanks for sharing
That is awesome! I love it! I can’t wait to see the results. :)
Thanks for linking up in Grace’s Kitchen.
Oh that is awesome and would be a great thing to bring to a party. I stayed a POP a few years ago and never tried this. I didn’t realize it was half red velvet cake. I will have to try it next year when we go back.
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