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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Divine Dessert !

On Crooked Creek is pleased to be joining our sweet hostess Yvonne @ StoneGable for On The Menu Monday! Be sure to visit soon and see all the great menus, recipes and tips for some of the best cooks and creative ladies in the Land of Blog!!!

Over the past three years,  our ladies group has hosted a brunch to raise funds for missions. Gorgeous tables are decorated by the most creative ladies on the Prairie. Then, after you've eaten delicious food, enjoyed great conversation by those seated near you. . . it's time to visit the dessert bar. Divine desserts!

This year, I wanted so desperately to take my Caramel Apple Cake. . .but one of the requirements of the dessert was that it must have elegance ! So~o~o. . . I took a Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake topped with whipped cream, rasperries and white chocolate!
Simply divine!

First, I stated with my crystal cake stand purchased in Germany.
Simply elegant with frosted rose bud handles!

A purchased Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake as the basis of this divine dessert!

A container of Extra Creamy Cool Whip!

A small container of fresh raspberries!

One square of Baker's Premium White Chocolate!

. . .and about 10 ~ 15 minutes of preparation time!

After placing the cheesecake atop the crystal cake stand, I swirled on the whipped topping and added the raspberries!

Next, came the grated, curled white chocolate!
That's all there was to making this divine dessert!

One Divine Dessert to go. . .

Divine dessert, indeed!
For ladies, this is all I brought home!

Until next time. . .


Designs By Pinky said...

Oh honey! That is one divine looking dessert and EASY!!!! I think the Caramel Apple Cake would have been elegant (at least to me) I LOVE anything apple! Thanks for the tip to use a store bought cheesecake and just embellish it! XO, Pinky We are going out in a little while with our daughter and SIL for Joe's b-day dinner!

Richard Cottrell said...

Thanks for the ideal, this is how I like to cook. Richard from My Old Historic House.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Pat, it looks fantastic and sounds sooooooooo delicious. I love the addition of the whipped cream, chocolate and berries. I am sure everyone enjoyed it. Hugs, Marty

podso said...

Pat I can't get over how you up-graded the cake you bought -- so clever, I need to try that more often. It does look deliciously elegant! Good for you! So sorry for your hubby that there was nothing to bring home!

On Crooked Creek said...

Dear Ones,
There was no Divine Dessert left~over for "Mr. Ed"; however I did bring him my cinnamon roll from the brunch. . . neatly wrapped in a white napkin. He said, "It was divine"!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The cheesecake looks very pretty! I'm sure it was a big hit:@)

kitty said...

I like your way of "baking"!! Such a cute, fun post!!! I'm here from OTMM.

Tanya@takesix said...

That's my kind of dessert!! Thanks, Pat!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Pat, This is my kind of dessert! I call anything that is partially store box "doctor the box"! I LOVE when we can take shortcuts and just embellish it to be over-the-top! Great post!!!
Thanks for bringing this delicious, gorgeous and easy treat to ON THE MENU MONDAY!
x0 Yvonne

Miz Helen said...

Your cake looks delicious on that beautiful cake stand. Thank you for sharing and hope you will have a wonderful week!
Miz Helen

Babs said...

Ohh, that looks like my kind of dessert to make yummy, easy and beautiful and served with a cup of coffee or tea. YUM!

Designs By Pinky said...

Pat, just had to THANK you for your sweet comments on my blog. :):) XO, Pinky