Posted: 1/2/2011 9:04:14 PM
I used mint oreos for the crust and green mint chips for the garland. Everyone raved about them and asked how to make them. I'd definitely do this again
Posted: 12/28/2010 1:00:02 PM
This was a wonderful way to turn ordinary cheesecake into something remarkable! Each tree was beautifully decorated and just the right size. I'll make this again!
Posted: 12/14/2010 7:02:42 PM
Run parallel diagonal lines, splitting what is left diagonally in half. Lastly, cut the cake in half from left to right. Then cut those halves in half from left to right. You will have 4 equal strips with 7 trees marked per strip and a little left on the ends to snack on.
Posted: 12/14/2010 6:26:04 PM
The diagram is easy. Using a piece of fishing line or thin string, start with one end at the bottom corner (any corner) and place the other end directly in the middle of the opposite side. Lightly press the line into the top to leave a slight impression.
Next start at the bottom in the other corner and go to the same spot (the middle) on the opposite side again and leave a slight impression. Then turn the cake around and do the exact same thing from the corners to the opposite middle.
Now, I have to continue on the next review (out of room).
Posted: 12/7/2010 10:15:19 AM
What a wonderful idea for the holidays!! I can't wait to do this, ad will make these this weekend. I'm not sure where anyone saw mention of a diagram, but the directions seem very straightforward. As for the cutting direction - it says lengthwise, which would give you four strips, regardless of cutting vertically, or horizontally.
Posted: 12/2/2010 6:26:15 PM
I will ues my Brownie pan that cuts the brownie into little squares, then cut those diagonally, perfect.
Posted: 12/1/2010 5:57:11 PM
As far as a diagram, draw a square cake pan cut in half, lengthwise. Now divide each length into three parts, each approx. 13/8 inches long. Draw points at top and bottom. Now from top corner draw a diagonal line to first point. From that point draw a diagonal line down to the next point. And then up to the next point. You should have drawn five triangles. You can do the same with the next length. Hope this helps, but I bet many of you already knew how to do this.
Posted: 12/1/2010 1:44:18 PM
I think the picture works as a diagram. I used a round springform pan and simply cut regular triangular pieces, my "christmas trees" had rounded bottoms but it was so simple. This was my first time making a cheesecake and loved using this recipe! I have the cheesecake wedges waiting in my freezer to be covered in chocolate. I will finish them up right before Christmas and give them as gifts. I always make all my christmas gifts (usually consisting of homemade jam and some professional family photos). This year I decided to switch things up and use these. Great idea!
Posted: 11/30/2010 11:00:36 PM
need more info...where is diagram?...
Posted: 11/30/2010 8:48:32 PM
Most 8" pans are square unless is specifically says 8" round. If you cut lengthwise in an eight inch square pan, it wouldn't matter what side you started on. As far as a diagram on how to cut the trees out, all you need to do is cut the lengthwise pieces in equal lengths, then cut each piece from the corner to make triangle tree shaped pieces. This is a cute yummy treat!