I have bought a huge block of Cream Cheese from Costco (I love Costco!) and I still have a lot leftover since the last JCC. I decided to make a BIG 9-3/4" JCC for a friend's birthday cake. :)
I made this cake using a springform pan and I baked it in a water bath. The last time I made this, I simply put the springform in the waterbath and bake. However, this time I encountered some problems. When I took the cake out of the water bath (still in the springform pan), I notice that some water has seeped into the springform pan causing the bottom part of the JCC to be a little soggy. I was worried that this may affect the cake. I really don't know how it affected the taste since I didn't get to try any of the cake and I didn't really hear back from the people who ate them. :p Maybe it's because the cake wasn't too good. -_-
Anyways, I consulted with a baker friend about this and she suggested that I wrapped my springform pan with foil before I put it in the waterbath to make sure that no water seeped in. So I went ahead and followed her advice in my next JCC, which is a Green Tea JCC.