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It is always exciting to be asked to be a part of any Publication, whether it be print or an on-line source….and it was no exception when I received an email from ‘The Pixelated Palette’ On-Line Magazine to submit a project for their May/June Issue!

‘Why yes I would love to!’

and one thing you can be sure of is….ideas are always just a piece of scrap paper away….doodles, upon doodles of ideas saved up. Mr Mousie came to mind from the doodles ~ ready to serve up summer fun in ‘cheesecake style’ for this issue of ‘Pixelated Palette’.

Finding a surface would be easy…..our ‘Baby Bundt Box‘ would be perfect.

Along with adding a little ‘Classic Amy Joanne‘ detail using watercolor paper and upholstery tacks too. …and let’s not forget the paper-lined insides.

The mini cheesecakes ~ remind me of good times during our Family Reunions at the Lake ~ you could always count on my Dad’s cousin, Linda to bring this sweet treat every year ~ arranged on a tray like the American Flag.

Just love to get lost in those memories.

And ohhhhhhh, the cheesecakes were so good!

Join us thru Pixelated Palette (subscribe here) ~ and enjoy not only this ‘Cheesecake Anyone?‘ design, but the designs of so many talented Artists! 24 designs pack this May and June issue.

Create ‘Cheesecake Anyone?’ on our oh-so-cute ‘Baby Bundt Box‘ ~ (found here).

You can also find many designs for our ‘Baby Bundt Box‘ thru our Shopping Tab too ~ (shop designs/patterns here).

Also, enjoy a ‘how-to’ method of lining a bentwood box (here), an oldie but goodie ~ the scrapbooking paper isle at Hobby Lobby gets me every time….along with the yarn isle and of course the upholstery tacks are a must!

You will be the most popular Relative at the picnic with this recipe…and the envy of all ~ with your ‘hand painted baby-bundt-box’ to serve it up.

Cousin Linda’s Mini Cheesecakes


  • 1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup additional sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cherries, cherry pie filling, blue berries, blue berry pie filling ~ to garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • combine melted butter, 1/4 c sugar and graham cracker crumbs, then evenly divide into a paper lined cupcake baking pan. (or make the mini version like my Cousin Linda). Press firmly into bottom to create crust. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat the cream cheese, remaining sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Then with a tablespoon add the mixture to the top of each graham crust. Tap pan on counter to set.
  • Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until the middle sets. Allow the cheesecakes to cool then add your favorite fresh fruit toppings (if using pie filling, add filling prior to baking).
    Use the mini version like Cousin Linda… and create the American Flag onto your tray for serving!

Ready, Set, Let’s Bake and Create, it’s Summertime!


Coming Soon ~ Gimme S’more, Painting White, Elbows vs Rotini Salad, The Fire-Pit Party, 3 Lasagna Recipes, American FolkArt Christmas, and so much more

Creativity never goes out of style here at ‘Classic Amy Joanne’ ~ we enjoy finding a need or a purpose for all your Creativity!

8 thoughts on “Cheesecake Anyone? Pixelated Palette Project

  1. Judy Kulmaczeski says:

    Such a cute pattern. I’m glad I have the magazine. Our family would have these mini cheesecakes at our parties, too. Cherry is my favorite!

    1. Cherry is my favorite too! Thank you so much Judy! I think the little cheesecakes are a picnic staple in our area!

  2. What a sweet design and precious memory!

    1. we are kindred with our memories! Thank you!

  3. Looks yummy, Amy! And the design is just adorable! Happy Summer to yo! <3

    1. Happy Summer! Thank you!

  4. Deb Hegarty says:

    I LOVE him/her!!!

    1. thank you Deb…. a fun way to serve it up!

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