Strawberries are an excellent topping for cheesecakes, as they’re sweet and blend well with the flavor of your cake. But you might wonder how you can decorate your cheesecake to make your dessert aesthetically pleasing and tidy.
But how can you make such a photogenic cake?
We’ll give you some tips on how you can decorate your cheesecake with strawberries carefully placed on top.
Sliced Strawberry Petals
No matter the flavor, whether it’s vanilla or white chocolate, you can slice up your strawberries and carefully place them on top of your cheesecake. You can put the larger slices around the outer layer and carefully circle the top until you reach the middle.
Using layers, your strawberry slices will look like flower petals, and your cheesecake will become a gorgeous centerpiece. You can add more flowers to it, and there are plenty of flavors to enjoy.
Strawberry Center Point
If the first option feels too intense for you, I recommend creating a circle of strawberry halves around the top edges of your cheesecake. Lay them face-up, and point them to a small pile of whole strawberries in the center of your cheesecake.
Depending on how you eat it, you can pick off the center strawberries with each slice, and it will guarantee everyone has a little bit of strawberry to go around.
A Crescent Moon
Cut your strawberries into pieces. They don’t have to be even. Then, cover half of your cheesecake with a crescent moon shape. With the strawberries covering half of your cheesecake, you can top it with other desserts such as ice cream.
You could even leave it half uncovered so you can pick and choose whether you want strawberries or not.
Strawberries and Cream
Pipe dollops of whipped cream around the top edge of your cheesecake. Then, grab some strawberry halves and gently place them on the cream, facing upwards. The pointed bottom of the strawberry should be pointing towards the middle of your cheesecake.
You can also adjust this design and put whole strawberries in the whipped cream, as it’s also a popular decorating style used in Japan.
If you’re feeling particularly creative, you can cut into some whole strawberries and design them, so they look like roses. When making these roses, you can keep the leaves on the strawberries so they will trick the naked eye into believing they’re real.
However, upon a closer look, you’ll be able to see the seeds. These work great with a strawberry swirl cheesecake, especially if you put strawberry roses around the outer rim.
Strawberry Flower’s Edge
You can coat your strawberry cheesecake with a strawberry puree and put some strawberry halves around half of the outer rim of your cake. The way they’re positioned should look similar to the crescent moon shape I mentioned earlier, but you can put a rose in the center of it.
Then, spread some little flower petals over the strawberries. Inside the cake, you can also place the strawberries so that their halves face the outside. Looking at this, you can have a fanciful cheesecake for special occasions.
Cute Strawberry Petals
If you’re not vibing with the earlier petal designs, I’ve also found some simplistic and cute strawberry cheesecake decorations. Regardless of the size of your cheesecake, you can gently place some thin strawberry slices with the leaves to add more color.
With the delicate placement, you’ll have a cute and sweet design. It’s excellent to utilize a few strawberries without overwhelming the top layer.
Chopped Strawberries With Filling
If you’ve got a couple of mini-cheesecakes you’d like to top, you can always chop some strawberries into small pieces. Pile these into the center of your small cheesecake.
Then, fill them with the juice from your strawberries and some sugar for a deliciously sweet taste. The cheesecake design used here is both sweet and simple.
A Single Sliced Strawberry
For another mini-cheesecake design, I suggest you slice a single strawberry into thin strips for each cake. Then, carefully place them into the center of your cheesecake and position them, so they look as though each strawberry is still whole.
If you gently nudge them, they will clearly show that they’re sliced. Ideally, these should look whole if you look at them from a distance. In a way, it gives a subtle 3D design you wouldn’t have normally expected.
Strawberry Layered Quarters
You need to use up as many strawberries as possible before they go bad. So one person cut up each strawberry they had into quarters and layered them across their cheesecake.
If you do this, leave no room between each strawberry and ensure they cover the entire cake. Doing this gives you a unique design and plenty of strawberries to enjoy. To add some extra flavor, drizzle the strawberries with Nutella too.
Strawberry Dipped In Chocolate
What’s better than a combination of strawberries and chocolate? Absolutely nothing. That’s why if you have some mini-cheesecakes, you put some chocolate on top and dip a whole strawberry on it so it rests on top.
You can either pick the strawberry off and enjoy a chocolate-dipped strawberry or enjoy all of the layers together.
Strawberry Rose Formation
While the design was intended for a tart, it works just as well on a cheesecake. Like the first design, you can slice your strawberries to look like flower petals. While the first design I mentioned wasn’t precisely a rose, this design certainly qualifies as such.
Carefully place each slice in overlapping layers around one another, and let them circle your cheesecake. While it may take a while, once you reach the middle, you can curve the slices, so they look like the interior of a rose.
Then, look at it from above, and appreciate the blooming petals you’ve made.
As you can see, there are numerous ways to decorate a cheesecake with strawberries. Flowers are definitely the most popular, but you can give them a simple design and still look good.
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