I would wander over to the recipes thread and check out the cheesecake recipe close to the top. I'm at the same skills level as you and I made that cheesecake and it's DA BOMB!
I cut mine into slices with dental floss, and brought three small tubs of topping to put beside it so everyone could choose their toppings.
People were begging for that recipe!
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