Inwardly I cringed, because baking cheesecake is just so ugh, so time intensive and it never comes out as well as the very already-baked cheesecake I can buy Shoprite. Also, my goodness, water baths for a cake? Even I do not get to relax in a bath, why should the cheesecake?
But outwardly, I said, SURE! Because they worked together to formulate their request, they researched (and printed out) a few recipes and because they're cute.
Ultimately, we did not end up using the recipes they found because I've found from sad experience that cheesecake that requires baking is usually a finicky cheesecake, whose directions need to be followed exactly - and I think we all know that the odds of that happening here were quite slim. So I subtly steered them towards the wonder of no-bake cheesecake.
Today, after school, the cheesecake making commenced.
One girl made a vanilla cheesecake in a pie crust and the other chose to make chocolate cheesecake mousse and fill mini cups with the mousse for a pretty dessert.
(Also, I'm a huge nerd and I learned how to change the color pictures to black and white on my phone and now I think I am a photographer.)