I made my first cheesecake ever! I'm always surprised at how not hard to make a lot of "fancy" foods are. Cheesecake is no exception. I did get a gigantic crack in the top, but it tasted great and once you slice it up, you have no way of knowing about it. I used this recipe for the cake and this one for the strawberry topping for Jay and put dove hot fudge on mine. mmm.