Originally Posted by gomestar
"cheesey cream pie" just has a nasty ring to it. Hence cheesecake.
in reality, a cheesecake is more of a custard but made with cream cheese. The inclusion of a crust lends itself more to pie than cake (kind of like why pumpkin pie is not called pumpkin cake)
1. some here would very much like that name. LIKE YOU! no hate
2. truly awesome cheesecake is made with more than just cream cheese and might have awesome nuts or berries (maybe cheesy cream pie is a good name after all) in it too.
3. the crust should be only on the bottom, so not pie-like at all. unlike pumpkin pie that has crust on the sides too.
basically, i think cheesecake is its own thing, and is far superior to either cake or pie. thus i must conclude poal phail, and this poal is invalid.
i would say to start a new thread, but that is not necessary. cheesecake is the winner.
re: potential for cake or pie fail - there are tons of horrible pies and cakes out there. both need to be done properly or they are tuuurrrrrble.